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NAME

       csplit - split a file into sections determined by context lines


SYNOPSIS

       csplit [OPTION]... FILE PATTERN...


DESCRIPTION

       Output  pieces of FILE separated by PATTERN(s) to files 'xx00', 'xx01',
       ..., and output byte counts of each piece to standard output.

       Read standard input if FILE is -

       Mandatory arguments to long options are  mandatory  for  short  options
       too.

       -b, --suffix-format=FORMAT
              use sprintf FORMAT instead of %02d

       -f, --prefix=PREFIX
              use PREFIX instead of 'xx'

       -k, --keep-files
              do not remove output files on errors

       -m, --suppress-matched
              suppress the lines matching PATTERN

       -n, --digits=DIGITS
              use specified number of digits instead of 2

       -s, --quiet, --silent
              do not print counts of output file sizes

       -z, --elide-empty-files
              remove empty output files

       --help display this help and exit

       --version
              output version information and exit

   Each PATTERN may be:
       INTEGER
              copy up to but not including specified line number

       /REGEXP/[OFFSET]
              copy up to but not including a matching line

       %REGEXP%[OFFSET]
              skip to, but not including a matching line

       {INTEGER}
              repeat the previous pattern specified number of times

       {*}    repeat the previous pattern as many times as possible

       A  line OFFSET is a required '+' or '-' followed by a positive integer.


AUTHOR

       Written by Stuart Kemp and David MacKenzie.


REPORTING BUGS

       GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       Report csplit translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>


COPYRIGHT

       Copyright  (C) 2015 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+: GNU
       GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
       This is free software: you are free  to  change  and  redistribute  it.
       There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.


SEE ALSO

       Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/csplit>
       or available locally via: info '(coreutils) csplit invocation'



GNU coreutils 8.24                 July 2015                         csplit(1)

coreutils 8.24 - Generated Sat Jul 11 07:59:49 CDT 2015
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