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Similarly, if you want to print from 10 to the end of line you can use: sed -n '10,$p' filename
This is especially useful if you are dealing with a large file. Sometimes you just want to extract a sample without opening the entire file.
Credit goes to wbx & robert at the comments section of http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/348/get-line1000-from-text.#comment
You can get one specific line during any procedure. Very interesting to be used when you know what line you want.
This command uses awk(1) to print all lines between two known line numbers in a file. Useful for seeing output in a log file, where the line numbers are known. The above command will print all lines between, and including, lines 3 and 6.
Print all lines between two line numbers
This command uses sed(1) to print all lines between two known line numbers in a file. Useful for seeing output in a log file, where the line numbers are known. The above command will print all lines between, and including, lines 3 and 6.
Subtly different to the -n+p method... and probably wrong in so many ways....... But it's shorter. Just.
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