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Works in sort (GNU coreutils) 7.4, don't know when it was implemented but sometime the last 6 years.
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This appends a random number as a first filed of all lines in SOMEFILE then sorts by the first column and finally cuts of the random numbers.
shuf is in the coreutils package
Seeing that _sort_ its been used, why not just _use_ it. ;)
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