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sed -n "$LINE1,${LINE2}p;${LINEA2}q;" "$FILE"

Terminal - sed -n "$LINE1,${LINE2}p;${LINEA2}q;" "$FILE"
Printing portion of a big file
2009-03-30 11:08:38
User: acirulli
sed -n "$LINE1,${LINE2}p;${LINEA2}q;" "$FILE"

If you need to print some portion of a huge file, let's say you want to print from line 200 to 300, you can use this command to print the line from LINE1 to LINE2 of file FILE.


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Comment by penpen 473 weeks and 2 days ago

You can also use head, tail and the shell's arithmetic expansion feature. If $first ($last) is the first (last) line and $file the name of the file you could use:

head -$last $file | tail $(( first - last - 1 ))

If first (last, file) is 200 (300, file.txt) then effectively the following command is executed:

head -300 file.txt | tail -101
Comment by penpen 473 weeks and 1 day ago

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