I have a very large text file with multiple columns of data.
I.e. 1312.4123 asdkofADkofaO213 dakofasdjodas Fri Mar 2013 15:23:11 .. .. .. etc.
I wish to split this text file into multiple subsets, based off columns (separated by white space). Column1.txt would have 1312.4123, Column2.txt asdkofADkofa0213 etc, for all subsequent lines. If I had to summarize what I'm after it would be text to column in excel, however the file size prevents me from using such a program.
I'm using linux which gives command line options.