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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.

       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

       -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

       Read standard input if FILE is -.  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
       Report csplit bugs to bug-coreutils@gnu.org
       GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright  (C) 2009 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
       The  full  documentation  for csplit is maintained as a Texinfo manual.
       If the info and csplit programs are properly installed  at  your  site,
       the command

              info coreutils 'csplit invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.



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