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Re: csplit - split by content of field

From: Assaf Gordon
Subject: Re: csplit - split by content of field
Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2013 10:02:24 -0500
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Pádraig Brady wrote, On 02/06/2013 05:38 PM:
> On 02/06/2013 10:09 PM, Assaf Gordon wrote:
>> Attach is a patch that gives 'csplit' the ability to split files by content 
>> of a field.
> Yes such a feature is useful, though maybe in conjuntion with uniq:
> So basically the proposal there is to support --suppress-matched
> so that you could then do:
> uniq -w1 --unique=separated --all-repeated=separated |
> csplit --suppress-matched '/^$/' '{*}'
> The caveat with that though is that uniq would
> benefit from better field selection, which is
> also on the TODO list.

uniq with fields is indeed useful, but the example above seems a bit long for 
something that can be acheived natively with just csplit (IMHO) - what do you 
think ?


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