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If shell escaping of the command is problematic, you can write the command to a file first:
Or read it:
read -re && echo "$REPLY" | batch
Or, if your shell supports it, you can eliminate echo:
read -re && batch <<<$REPLY
("man batch" lists 1.5 for me, but I don't know how widely it differs.)
Prints the 4th line and then quits. (Credit goes to flatcap in comments: http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/6031/print-just-line-4-from-a-textfile#comment.)
My take on the original: even though I like the other's use of -exec echo, sed just feels more natural. This should also be slightly easier to improve.
I expanded this into a script as an exercise, which took about 35 minutes (had to look up some docs): http://bitbucket.org/kniht/nonsense/src/7c1b46488dfc/commandlinefu/quick_image_gallery.py
Combines wgzhao's grep | awk | sed into one awk command.
The biggest advantage over atoponce's nifty original is not killing the scrollback. Written assuming bash, but shouldn't be terribly difficult to port to other shells. S should be multiple spaces, but I can't get commandlinefu to save/show them properly, any help?