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What's a safe and portable way to split a string in shell programming?

When writing a shell script, I often want to split a string. Here's a very simple example: for dir in $(echo $PATH | tr : " "); do [[ -x "$dir"/"$1" ]] && echo $dir done This will ...
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Tar piped to split piped to scp

So I'm trying to transfer a bunch of files via SCP. Some of these are too large to be stored on the recipient (Android phone, 4GB file size limit). The sender is almost out of space, so I can't ...
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Reading the contents of the file and splitting using ksh

We're using a ksh script for installing one product. I've another config file, I'd need to read this configuration file from my main script Content of the Configuration file: ...
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How to split a ddrescue disk image and how to use it again?

I have a 500GB external HDD that I need to rescue the contents of. Unfortunately I only have two 400GB partitions to save the contents to. Can I split the disk image as: ~$ cd /mnt/part1/Recovery/ ...
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gnu screen: automatic session on split

Inactive region appears after 'split' command in gnu screen now. You must go to the new region and type :screen. Only after that shell session appears in this region. Is it possible to make new ...
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Split large txt file into certain small file

I have a txt file which is formatted as 250,000 * 3600 (3600 rows and 250,000 column) I am going to split it into 3600 small txt which each file is 250,000 * 1. I understand the split can basically ...
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Splitting string by the first occurrence of a delimiter

I have a string in the next format id;some text here with possible ; inside and want to split it to 2 strings by first occurrence of the ;. So, it should be: id and some text here with possible ; ...
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Creating a single output stream out of three other streams produced in parallel

I have three kinds of data that are in different formats; for each data type, there is a Python script that transforms it into a single unified format. This Python script is slow and CPU-bound (to a ...
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Spreading stdin to parallel processes

I have a task that processes a list of files on stdin. The start-up time of the program is substantial, and the amount of time each file takes varies widely. I want to spawn a substantial number of ...
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splitting the array and send the values to hashset in awk

I am getting var as argument from shell script to awk awk -v var = "blah1|blah2|blah3" -f awk_script.awk I need to put each blah's into a hashset, currently, I am doing it like this. I am getting ...
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Split a file by line and have control over resulting files extension

There is a standard command for file splitting - split. For example, if I want to split a words file in several chunks of 10000 lines, I can use: split -dl 10000 words wrd and it would generate ...
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Backing up to DVD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Splitting large directory tree into specified-size chunks? I have a partition that is about 14G and I need to back it up to DVD in such a way that I can use each disc to ...
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Is it possible to use split to make character chunks out of Chinese unicode bytes?

For a while, I've been dealing with Chinese unicode text. Of course, the usual rules apply. I can grep for characters the same way I'd do so for words. This is very useful to me. But there's one ...
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What's the best way to join files again after splitting them?

If I have a large file and need to split it into 100 megabyte chunks I will do split -b 100m myImage.iso That usually give me something like xaa xab xac xad And to get them back together I have ...
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Split is not available?

I've just tried to run a simple shell script on my Readynas server running Debian, and it appears that the split command is not available. This is a server which I can't fiddle too much with, so if ...
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Can I automate tar's multi-volume-feature?

Ok, so I've just had a read through this page after a way to improve my current backup solution on my Debian server. Tar seems to be offering a quite nice multi-volume feature, although when I try it ...
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Is there a way to split a HTML file without losing all the formatting within each segment?

So... the split command allows me to split a file into pieces. The problem with that, though, is that only one of the files is going to contain the HTML headers, and only one of them is going to ...
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Cloning/Splitting a serial port (COM) port in Ubuntu

Everything is working with my serial port. I have connected my FTDI converter into my computer, set my COM port... ln -s /dev/ttyUSB0 ~/wine/dosdevices/COM1 But now I would like to "clone" this port. ...
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Split: how to split into different percentages?

How can I split a text file into 70% and 30% using the split command ?
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Splitting large directory tree into specified-size chunks?

I have a directory tree that I would like to back up to optical disks. Unfortunately, it exceeds the size of any one disk (it's about 60GB). I am looking for a script that would split this tree into ...
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K3b to split volume across media

How do I get K3b to split a volumes across several media? For example if I give it a folder that has 6 GB (not one file of 6 GB), it should create several discs of 4.4 GB automatically, instead of me ...
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Break a large file into smaller pieces

How do I break a large, +4GB file into smaller files of about 500MB each. And how do I re-assemble them again to get the original file?