1. I selected a node, and then clicked "break path at selected nodes."
  2. Then I selected a node and hit ctrl-a to select all other nodes attached to it. It jumped the gap I had just made.
  3. I also tried going to the menu Path > Break Apart. It did not separate the path at the break point.
  4. I also tried Path > Split Path. It did not separate the two chunks of path.

How can I take a path and split it at a vertex so it becomes two separate paths that can have separate colors and be moved separately?

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Figured it out. I thought my path was a single line, but it was actually a full loop.

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If this issue arises, make sure that you've used the "break path at selected nodes" button to break apart your path fully. It may require two breaks if the path is a enclosed shape. Then use Path > Break Apart to turn the two separate shapes into separate objects.

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