sffmny - to read from stdin or sffmny filename - to read from file filename or sffmny -s "nnnn" -c filename or sffmny -s "nnnn" -o newfile filename or cat rhubarb | cut 1-20 | sffmny -o /world/ruby - If running manually, remember most shells need metas escaped and/or use the single quote not dbl : sffmny -s '<split>' -x -f EN -o /fip/x/archive/\\EN filename Note that if -f is specified, a FipHdr of that name is added with the first bit of text after the split OR the item seqno if there is none. Simple program to read in a file and split it into several files. The output file has a 4 digit extention. Input switches : filename input filename is always last (if needed) OR '-' to look for stdin. -o : output file path and queue default: (infilename).9999 in current queue (see below) -s : splitter string to divide files default: ^ -m : optional string denoting a common HEAD part of data. default: none -M : optional string denoting a common TAIL part of data. default: none -n : return the number of files split default: 0 on success in all cases, an error will produce a negative return code. note this is unusual behavior ! as most programs return just '0' -c : case insensitive default: case sens -h : input file has a FipHdr on default: no -H : Extra FipHdr information to add on default: no -i : ignore end of FIPHdr and merge with data default: no -I : ignore end of FIPHdr and merge with data default: no BUT make sure there is at least one new valid extra FipHdr field (that is NOT XX:) before creating the new file. -Z : For files with FipHdrs, add this FipHdr field with the Seqno eg : -Z SQ adds a FipHdr field 'SQ:0003' etc -C : split only on the 'n' count of the split string default: every occurance ie -C 100 - split on the 100th time the end string is found -e : do not strip empty files default: strip -E : minimum size of file default: 1 byte -f : FipHdr field for the first non-space bit of data default: none -x : strip the splitter string default: leave in both files -y : splitter string is the end of the old file default: leave in both files -Y : splitter string is start of the new file default: leave in both files -z : force seqno number to start with this default: 0 -v : version and exit For those switches with parameters, the parameter MUST be separated by a space. Yes even on NT ! Other env varis can be used to define where the system is : SFF_HOME where the home or top queue is. default: /fip eg setenv SFF_HOME /ripexpress/underware SFF_LOG where the log files queue is default: (SFF_HOME)/log SFF_SPOOL where the data queues are default: (SFF_HOME)/spool SFF_TMP where the tmp data queues is default: (SFF_HOME)/x THIS MUST BE ON THE SAME UNIX VOLUME as SFF_SPOOL queues. ie if spools are on /data99 which is hard disk /dev/sd0, you MUST also have the TMP queue on the same disk/partition NOTE that for all BUT SFF_HOME, if the parameter starts with a '/' then it is a hard, absolute path; if not then the spool area is under SFF_HOME. eg setenv SFF_SPOOL /data7 will look under /data7 for queues while setenv SFF_SPOOL data7 will look under /fip/data7 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Examples : sfffmt -c"\n" < TFTDDMM.YY | awk -f awk.ftlink | sffmny The default output is to use the basename of the input file and add \$v. But note that In a script it is normal that you might have to double the backslashes. Also in many scripts and CMD windows, chrs like dollars need also to be escaped with a backslash EG sffmny -s "ReloadedNeu" -o /fip/spool/xo/zz.\\\$v MyInputFile #!/bin/sh # # Split PCS files for Blue # # sffmny # -x do not add the splitter sstring # -s splitter string # -o output path and name (plus Seqno stuffed on end) # $1 input file # double backslash for a single PLUS another to escape the dollar # /fip/bin/sffmny -x -s "<URN=" -o "/fip/spool/xchg/#CX:pcs2blue#CQ:2w5#SN:pcsraw\\\$u.\\\$v" $1 exit 0 Example using count - where the split is on the 'n'th occurance (800 in this case) of the splitter string '*END' /fip/bin/sffmny -s '*END' -o '/a1/hoho/split.800.\$v' -C 800 /aa/siftsplit/2008tabloid Version Control ;04k 30sep99 added -I and -i and -H and -Z ;a/b/c 24jul00 minor mods ;d 25jul02 made outname parseable ;e/f 02aug02 add -m -M and -n (might have broken -I ??) ;g-h 12nov02 empty files are now that plus added -E ! ;i 26may08 added -f ;j 26apr09 added -C, -y, -Y and bugette-missing 1 chr on 64k boundary (copyright) 2021 and previous years FingerPost Ltd.