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by Graham Williams
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Select Lines from File

20191222 The shuf command will select random lines for the specified file.

$ shuf -n 10 myfile.txt

To select the Nth line from a file (replacing N with the line number you want):

$ sed 'Nq;d' myfile.txt

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