I've an huge org file HUGE.org with this structure:

* ID-HEAD-1 Title1 :TAG:
bla bla bla

* ID-HEAD-2 Title2 :TAG:
bla bla bla


* ID-HEAD-N TitleN :TAG:
bla bla bla

and I want to split HUGE.org into:


where the content of each ID-HEAD-i.org is:

* ID-HEAD-i Titlei :TAG:
bla bla bla


  • Clarification: you mean you want to create N new files, each of which contains the sequentially numbered top-level header and its contents? – Dan May 5 '16 at 17:45
  • Yes, i want N new files! – lap May 5 '16 at 17:53

I use a function of my own. It moves a subtree to a new org file, and replaces it with a link to this new file. Specify the name of the file through the parameter or interactively at the prompt.

(defun org-move-tree (filename)
  "move the sub-tree which contains the point to a file,
and replace it with a link to the newly created file"
  (interactive "F")
      ((name (buffer-substring (region-beginning) (save-excursion (end-of-line) (point))))
       (xxx (buffer-substring (region-beginning) (region-end))))
    (setq name (replace-regexp-in-string "^[*]+ *" "" name))
    (delete-region (region-beginning) (region-end))
    (insert (format "[[file:%s][%s]]\n" filename name))
    (find-file-other-window filename)
    (insert xxx)

(provide 'org-move-tree)

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