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I have a workflow that generates HTML files in excess of 10 MB. I would like to split those 10 MB files into smaller files.. more in the 1 MB range.

The HTML file has internal links and anchors in it. So whatever utility I use would need to alter the <a href="../foo>foo</a> and the <a id="fooID"></a> appropriately to use the names of the smaller files.

What I'd imagine doing is having some utility break the file at a predetermined location, probably each point.

Does anyone know of a Command Line utility or script exist to automate this?

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"I have a workflow that generates HTML" what is this workflow? An application perhaps? –  siebz0r Nov 26 '12 at 12:42
    
HTML has tags that start at the beginning of the document, and end at the end - such as html and body. So how do you propose that you get a sane portion of a document when you slice it in the middle? –  Paul Nov 26 '12 at 13:06
    
siebz0r: The "workflow" that creates the html is a database application. It's really not in my authority to change that, so I'll have to live with getting the large file and myself. –  Paulb Nov 27 '12 at 10:53
    
Paul: I don't have a good answer to your Q the moment. There are patterns in the text. For example, maybe throw everything from the top of the file '<html> to <body>' in memory.. split the the file from '<body>' to '</body>', beginning and ending a new file at every point where an '<h3>' is found, manually paste a '</body> and </html>' at the end of each new smaller file. Seems basic, which made me think there was something that already did this. –  Paulb Nov 27 '12 at 11:01

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