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       csplit - split a file into sections determined by context lines

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

       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

       -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

	      output version information and exit

       Read standard input if FILE is -.  Each PATTERN may be:

	      copy up to but not including specified line number

	      copy up to but not including a matching line

	      skip to, but not including a matching line

	      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.

       Written by Stuart Kemp and David MacKenzie.

       Report bugs to .

       Copyright  2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This is free software.  You may redistribute copies  of	it  under  the
       terms	   of	    the      GNU      General	   Public      License
       .	There is NO WARRANTY,  to  the
       extent permitted by law.

       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 csplit

       should give you access to the complete manual.

csplit 5.97			 January 2007			     CSPLIT(1)

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