Dear list,before starting to code on my own, I'd like to ask if there's already a tool to uncat files, defining the file separation position as a string of bytes, usually given in hexadecimal form. An example could be this: % uncat -p 0x12,0x52,0xf1,0x09 file_orig It creates file_1 file_2 file_3. And, of course, % cat file_1 file_2 file_3 > file_orig would re-create the original file. The bytes 0x12,0x52,0xf1,0x09 tell the file starting pattern (-p), where a new file begins. I cannot use dd due to the fact that the files concatenated are of a different size. So the idea would be to look for specific byte pattern and then start a new file each time it occurs on input. Is there such a tool, or any other ideas?
csplit(1) Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard Flat 3 PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Ramsgate Kent, CT11 9PW
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