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head -n1 sample.txt | tail -n1
2011-06-14 17:45:04
User: gtcom
Functions: head tail
Tags: tail HEAD
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You can actually do the same thing with a combination of head and tail. For example, in a file of four lines, if you just want the middle two lines:

head -n3 sample.txt | tail -n2

Line 1 --\

Line 2 } These three lines are selected by head -n3,

Line 3 --/ this feeds the following filtered list to tail:

Line 4

Line 1

Line 2 \___ These two lines are filtered by tail -n2,

Line 3 / This results in:

Line 2

Line 3

being printed to screen (or wherever you redirect it).