Split a path into two separate paths in InkScape

I have a monochrome drawing of a face done in SVG. The entire face is one path. How do I for instance select just an eye and make it into a second separate path? Thanks.

Note that the eye is just kind of floating there in space and is not connected to the nose, mouth, etc.

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Answer

CAI right.
But Break Apart will make it for all path, not only for the eyes
better this way:

  • Make a duplicate
  • Break Apart duplicate (now all the pieces are selected and separated)
  • Unselect duplicate-eye Shift+click (more convenient in outline mode)
  • Delete
  • Now we have a separate duplicate-eye over original, you need to remove original eye
  • Cut duplicate-eye for convenience
  • 1 Way use freehand-pencil tool shape over the eyes and a Boolean subtracting operation removes it
  • 2 Way Edit shape tool select eye nodes and delete
  • Paste eye

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Yes, it looks difficult, but with hot keys is fast enough.

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