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Old 05-03-2005, 03:45 AM   #1
orgazmo
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Read a line in a txt file with bash


Hi all!

First excuse me for my bad english, but i'm french.

Well... let's stick to the question. In fact I'm looking for a unix command that would allow me to display a precise line of a text file in the console in order to do a grep on an other file to check if the line is in the second file too.

I first planed to use diff to compare my files, but it does'nt match my needs.

Something like that would be perfect:

Command -line_number file.txt.

Thank you ;-)
 
Old 05-03-2005, 04:10 AM   #2
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Try this:
Code:
sed -n '#p' filename
Replace the # with a number. Hence, to return line 52, you'd use:
Code:
sed -n '52p' filename
See this: Handy one-liners for sed.

Last edited by scuzzman; 05-03-2005 at 04:11 AM.
 
Old 05-03-2005, 04:14 AM   #3
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ok i'll try it right now!!!
 
Old 05-03-2005, 04:16 AM   #4
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It works well!!! thanks a lot scuzzman ;-)
 
  


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