csplit

Split a file into pieces. This generates files named "xx00", "xx01", and so on.

Install

All systems
curl cmd.cat/csplit.sh
Debian Debian
apt-get install coreutils
Ubuntu
apt-get install coreutils
Alpine
apk add coreutils
Arch Arch Linux
pacman -S coreutils
image/svg+xml Kali Linux
apt-get install coreutils
CentOS
yum install coreutils
Fedora
dnf install coreutils
OS X
brew install coreutils
Raspbian
apt-get install coreutils
Docker
docker run cmd.cat/csplit csplit powered by Commando

Split a file into pieces. This generates files named "xx00", "xx01", and so on.

  • Split a file at lines 5 and 23:
    csplit file 5 23
  • Split a file every 5 lines (this will fail if the total number of lines is not divisible by 5):
    csplit file 5 {*}
  • Split a file every 5 lines, ignoring exact-division error:
    csplit -k file 5 {*}
  • Split a file at line 5 and use a custom prefix for the output files:
    csplit file 5 -f prefix
  • Split a file at a line matching a regular expression:
    csplit file /regex/

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