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Wow, didn't really expect you to read this far down. The latest iteration of the site is in open beta. It's a gentle open beta-- not in prime-time just yet. It's being hosted over at UpGuard (link) and you are more than welcome to give it a shot. Couple things:
Add permanent line numbers to a file without creating a temp file.
The rm command deletes file10 while the nl command works on the open file descriptor of file10 which it outputs into a new file again named file10.
The new file10 will now be numbered in the same directory with the same file name and content as before, but it will in fact be a new file, using (ls -i) to show its inode number will prove this.
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