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Selecting a random file/folder of a folder

Terminal - Selecting a random file/folder of a folder
echo Selected $(ls -1 | sort -R | head -n 1)
2011-03-13 22:06:54
User: Juluan
Functions: echo head ls sort
Selecting a random file/folder of a folder


There are 5 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
shuf -n1 -e *
ls -1 | shuf -n 1
2011-03-13 22:14:57
User: quincymd
Functions: ls
Tags: bash random

random file from files in directory

find . | shuf -n1
2011-04-01 22:57:01
Functions: find
Tags: bash random

Also looks in subfolders

a=(*); echo ${a[$((RANDOM % ${#a[@]}))]}
2011-03-18 13:24:52
User: putnamhill
Functions: echo
Tags: bash random

Here's a bash version using an array.

for i in *; do echo "$i"; done | shuf -n1
2011-03-17 17:48:42
User: johnraff
Functions: echo
Tags: bash random

Choose random file from current folder. Avoids using ls.

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