What is Splitter and what's it for?


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This is a sub-program for splitting large files into lots of small ones. Splitter needs to know:


End of Text Separator

The symbol which will act as an end-of-text separator: eg. [FF] or <end of story> or </Text> or !# or [FF*] or [FF?????]


1The end-of-text marker must occur at the beginning of a line in the original large file.
2It is case sensitive: </Text> will not find </text>.
3The first character in the end-of-text separator may not be a wildcard such as #,* or ?.
4 * and # may occur only once each in the end-of-text separator.


Splitter will create a new file every time it encounters the end-of-text marker you've specified.


Destination Folder

Where you want the small files to be copied to. (You'll need write permission to access it if on a network.)


Required sizes

The minimum and maximum number of lines that your small files can have (default = 2 and 30,000). Only files within these limits will be saved. This feature is useful for extracting files from very large CD-ROM files. The default of 2 is to avoid getting little text files e.g. from newspaper News in Brief stories, but if you do want small texts, then set this to 1.

A "line" means from one <Enter> to the next.


Bracket first line

Whether or not you want the first line of each new text file to be bracketed inside < > marks. This is because often the first line after your end-of-text symbol will contain some kind of header. If you don't want it to insert < and > around the line, leave the checkbox un-checked.


Title Line

If you know which line of your texts always contains the title for the sub-textin question, set this counter to that number, otherwise leave it at 0.



See also: Joiner, Filenames, Wildcards, The buttons, Text Converter index.