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How to split a 6 or 7 GB file into several sub-2 GB files without splitting entry?

My level has 6 to 10 GB sized files as input. These files contain several lines of data. The next level's max input capacity is 2GB. So I have to split these 6-10 GB files into several sub-2 GB files ...
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Split file by pattern

Is there an easy way to split, for example, apache vhost file with multiple vhost into 1 vhost per file? Or something else, allowing to operate only one by one vhost to get grep output . preferred ...
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Bash script: split word on each letter

How can I split a word's letters, with each letter in a separate line? For example, given "StackOver" I would like to see S t a c k O v e r I'm new to bash so I have no clue where to start.
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Which version of split supports flag -p?

This command does not work in GNU Coreutils split, split of Cern Linux 5 (Redhat) and BSD (Apple Yosemite 10.10.3): split -p'\0' input.txt where input.txt is masi\0hello\0world. Some comments ...
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screen & xterm: how to select text with the mouse in one only pane when window is divided vertically

Interestingly enough, this has also been a tmux issue for some: http://daemonforums.org/showthread.php?t=7311 But currently I am sticking to screen, and I'd like to know how I can make screen "behave"...
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Create zip archive based on number of files

SunOS 5.8 Directory structure /TEST/CHM CHM A file1.txt file2.txt B file3.txt C file4.txt file5.txt file6.txt If the parent directory CHM has less than 8 ...
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FFmpeg - Split video multiple parts

I read the following thread, and the solution works if I want to split a video into pieces every two minutes: Split video file into pieces with ffmpeg The problem is that I want to split a video into ...
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Unix - Script for splitting files using string “ISA” [duplicate]

I am getting EDI file like below with multiple ISA segments. Can you help me to split the file in to multiple files based on ISA segment. Example file: ISA*00 IEA*1*000190568 ISA*00* <Some number ...
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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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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?
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Split PDF into documents with several pages each

There are several resources on the web explaining how one can split a PDF into many files with on page per file. But how can you split them into chunks of, say, five pages each? I have looked into ...
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How to split text file into records by first non-blank character using awk and print only records containing string

I have a text file with information separated in blocks. I would like to separate these blocks into records so that I can handle them separately. This is my text file (file.txt): Alarm Stats: com....
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install gnu command

I have the command split installed. However I need the '--filter'argument, which is supported by gnu's split command. SO I need to install gnu split. How do I do that on my mac? I tried $ brew ...
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redirect split output

I split a gz file using gunzip piped to split: time gunzip -c file.gz | split -l 500 -d -a 4 - pref_ Which generates the following files: pref_0000 pref_0001 I'd like to pipe those files to zip ...
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Programmatically breaking all files in directory along size boundaries?

Okay, so I have a directory that has lots of files in it. These files are highly-compressed archives of documents, and I want to store these to a set of DVDs. That is, I want to have each archive on a ...
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Tar directory into independent archive files no larger than a certain size

I have a directory containing many files. Together, these files take up several gigabytes of space. I'd like to compress this directory. But compressing the directory into a single file will make ...
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Split a file into two

I have a big file and need to split into two files. Suppose in the first file the 1000 lines should be selected and put into another file and delete those lines in the first file. I tried using split ...
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How do I convert a TTA file and its CUE sheet into several FLAC files?

I have a sound file encoded in TTA format and a CUE sheet with its metadata. Which tools and commands do I need to convert it and split it into several FLAC files? I tried using ffmpeg to convert the ...
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Zip Archive With Limited Number of Files

What command can I use to create zips with a file number limit? I have a folder (no subfolders) of, say, 5000 files, so I would want a command that could divide that number and create 10 individual ...
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assign string components into variables [duplicate]

Looking for a smarter way to do something I'm doing already. I have a string: "firstbit.secondbit.thirdbit.fourthbit.fifthbit.sixthbit" The content between the periods changes, but the delimited ...
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Split file by number of lines including header in each one

I need to split a .txt file into smaller ones containing 100 lines each, including the header. I don't know if this is relevant, but the original file is delimited like this: COLUMN1 | COLUMN2 | ...
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pipe process output to command split by line and whitespace

On the system I'm using I often need to cancel jobs I run. I can check my jobs like this: $ showq|grep jquick 2001744 jquick Running 120 00:08:26 Mon Apr 11 11:06:02 2002020 ...
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Split large log file into pieces based on date

I am trying to work out a Linux command to split a large log file into pieces based on date. Using http://stackoverflow.com/questions/11713978/how-to-split-existing-apache-logfile-by-month/11714105#...
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Split text file in random halves based on category

I have a text file that looks like this: n03250847/n03250847_0.JPEG n03250847 n03250847/n03250847_1.JPEG n03250847 ... n03250847/n03250847_499.JPEG n03250847 ... n03255030/n03255030_0.JPEG n03255030 ...
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Split File into 10 files with unique item in each file and maximum line number limit in each file

I have a huge file (more than 2M records in it). Here is my requirement: Initially, break the one big file up in to 10 smaller files. The files should be formatted as follows: <File_name>-<...
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How to set csplit output filenames by pattern?

Is there a way to set output names of csplit through the pattern? I want to split the ssh-config by hosts to corresponding files. If there is a solution without csplit I'm happy as well.
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Split file and know how many files were generated

I'm using the following lines to split a file into smaller parts: split --line-bytes=100M -d $input $output/FILENAME echo "$input was split into ??? 100MB files." >> demo.log After that, I ...
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splitting a tar

I was tossed into Linux at work and have no experience with it what so ever. The guy that's training me gives me little tasks to figure out as I go, and I'm stuck. Today he told me to tar a file and ...
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Can I split a avi file into 2 valid (watchable) files with only standard unix commands?

The question is self explanatory. I have a very big movie file, I want to split it in 2. How can I do this?
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Split comma separated list ignoring commas within matching {}

I want to split a csv, but ignore any commas within matching curly brace groups, and loop through each of the list members. The code below works great but does not consider commas within curly brace ...
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split a large file to new file with unique file names

I need to split a file into unique file names. I can do it with sed command eg, sed -n '/scaffold135_/w 135-scaf.txt' input file.txt but it's time consuming so I need a smart way to do it faster. ...
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Split a large file into unique files [duplicate]

I have huge file 100M, that has the text (few lines below,) stack of lines are unique scaffold1_, scaffold2_ and on. I would like to have a new file that is specific to each scaffold.1...txt tried ...
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Bash: split multi line input into array

I've got a file with strings and base64 encoded data over multiple lines, that are sepearated by a comma. Example: 1,meV9ivU4PqEKNpo5Q2u2U0h9owUn4Y8CF83TTjUNWTRQs7dEgVxnsMgf4lvg9kvxcIaM3yB4Ssim ...
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Split string into array and print each element on a new line with commandline

I'm having a String which is seperated by commas like a,b,c,d,e,f that I want to split into an array with the comma as seperator. Then I want to print each element on a new line. The problem I'm ...
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How do I break up a file like split to stdout for piping to a command?

I have a large .sql file full of SELECT statements that contain data I want to insert into my SQL Server database. I'm looking for how I could basically take the file's contents, 100 lines at a time, ...
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split file into multiple pieces

Problem: given a file samplein, it can be split up into multiple pieces as follows: $ cat samplein START Unix Linux START Solaris Aix SCO $ awk '/START/{x="F"++i;}{print > x}' samplein $ ls F* ...
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split a string into path and application

If I have a string such as /home/user/a/directory/myapp.app or just /home/user/myapp.app how can I split this so that I just have two variables (the path and the application) e.g. path="/...
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Sanity check (MD5 sums) fails after joining a file

I'm having a problem passing a sanity check, when combining a split file back to its original state even if it tarred with atime-preserve. Example below. filename=FILENAME newfilename=FILENAME2 ...
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Split columns based on patterns in fields

Example: I'd like to split $2 in input file, putting a tab after pattern surname Input: name surname1 name surname30000 name surname456 Desired output: name surname 1 name ...
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How to split images using ImageMagick?

I have an image which contains multiple images in it. I want to split the image into multiple image files, one file per image. How do I do this using ImageMagick? I have attached a sample image file.
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How to split a string into an array in bash

I have a problem with the output of a program. I need to launch a command in bash and take its output (a string) and split it to add new lines in certain places. The string looks like this: battery....
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Need to print the matching lines in different file

For example, I have data like this 1111111 test1 test2 test3 1111111 block 1 block 2 block 3 1111111 page1 page2 page3 I would like to print the content as different files as shown below. Test1 - ...
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How to save/reload split windows in vim?

How do I get the same split-settings back if I exited vim with :qa?
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How to split a file by counting digit numbers within a row?

I have a file with 45000 character within each line and I I want to split the original file based on specific numbers of character within a line. as an small example my input file looks like: input....
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Search for a pattern in a file and move it to the new files one by one

I am trying to search for a particular pattern in a file and move it to a new files one by one. I am a noob and I tried sed -n 's/CREATE PROCEDURE/,/END ;/p' File It is again printing the same file. ...
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split the content of a specific column

I need to split the content of the second column of my file into 2 columns, for example: Id allele id2 30 TC 12 211 GG 12 327 AA 13 688 TC 15 760 TT 18 868 CC ...
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unix file split resultant files suffix should start with 1 instead of zero

I want split a file based on record count but the resultant split file name suffix should start with "1" instead of "0". Is there a simple way I can achieve this?
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Split file in two on line before pattern

This is an almost identical question to split file into two parts, at a pattern but instead of having the lines up to XYZ in file1 in the example file.txt: ABC EFG XYZ HIJ KNL I want to have the ...
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Split text file into lines with fixed number of words

Related, but no satisfactory answers: How can I split a large text file into chunks of 500 words or so? I'm trying to take a text file (http://mattmahoney.net/dc/text8.zip) with > 10^7 words all in ...
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Splitting ddrescue output image into 2 files

My ext4 disk crashed and I'm using ddrescue to try to rescue it. However the crashed disk is 3tb, and I only have another 3tb drive for the image file. I assumed that this image file will be too big ...