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prints line numbers

Terminal - prints line numbers
grep -n . datafile ;
2009-12-08 15:41:22
User: glaudiston
Functions: grep
prints line numbers


There are 4 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
cat -n
ls | sed "/^/=" | sed "N;s/\n/. /"
2010-01-06 16:00:39
User: glaudiston
Functions: ls sed

the sed way to print line numbers

grep -n "^" <filename>
2010-01-07 14:54:29
User: JohnGH
Functions: grep

If you don't have nl on your system, this achieves a similar effect, the default behavior in nl is to not number blank lines, but this does.

perl -pe 'print "$. "' <file>
2009-12-08 16:11:51
User: sputnick
Functions: perl

No need $_ netp ;)

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