Splitting up a file

Hey,

I have a quick question about breaking up a file into smaller files.

I have a large file, quite like an mbox file in how it stores its data
for example

DATA
stuff
stuff

DATA
stuff

DATA
stuff
stuff

I don’t want this information in one file, I want to break it up into
single files, so the example above would give me three files. How would
you suggest I go about this?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks

On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 11:21 AM, Stuart C.
[email protected] wrote:

stuff

DATA
stuff
stuff

I don’t want this information in one file, I want to break it up into
single files, so the example above would give me three files. How would
you suggest I go about this?

If you are on linux, you can use csplit:

csplit testsplit.txt /DATA/ “{*}”

(this will generate files named xx00, xx01, etc).

Jesus.

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