Split a file into multiple files using a pattern

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg69677] Split a file into multiple files using a pattern*From*: "Raj" <rajanikanth at gmail.com>*Date*: Wed, 20 Sep 2006 02:44:48 -0400 (EDT)

hi! COuld somebody please tell me how can I do this in Mathematica: I have a file of numbers containing -999.99 in places where there is missing data. I want to split the file into a number of files based on the criterion that the number of consecutive - 999.99 are more than 18 . For example... if the file is of the form {1,2,3,4,{-999.99 repeated 18 or more times},5,6,7,8} then I want the output to be file1.txt which contains {1,2,3,4} and file2.txt which contains {5,6,7,8} Thanks, Raj