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Old 01-04-2005, 01:23 PM   #1
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Display line number n from a file


I am writing a bash script. Is there a command I can use that will return only line number n from a file?
 
Old 01-04-2005, 01:56 PM   #2
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sed -n "linenumber p" file.txt
 
Old 01-05-2005, 02:06 PM   #3
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Just the job

Exactly what I was after. Thanks a lot. The sed manual is very difficult to understand. Do you know of a good howto?

Now I'm trying to find a way to return the last 3 characters of the string and the first.
 
  


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