in reply to Re^2: Help with problem (CUTTING TEXT FILES)
in thread Help with problem

Thanks! Here's that command line explained bit by bit:

grep grep for -v lines that DO NOT match ^$ an empty line (begin and end with nothing between) inputfile in the file "inputfile" | pipe the results to split the split program, which divides up a file -d naming the output files with digits -l 300000 and putting 300000 lines in each - getting the input from stdin (the pipe) outputfile and naming the output files starting with outputfile (fol +lowed by digits)

Aaron B.
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