sed -n "$LINE1,${LINE2}p;${LINEA2}q;" "$FILE"

Printing portion of a big file
If you need to print some portion of a huge file, let's say you want to print from line 200 to 300, you can use this command to print the line from LINE1 to LINE2 of file FILE.

By: acirulli
2009-03-30 11:08:38

What Others Think

You put the title where the command belongs and vice versa. Please correct this.
penpen · 697 weeks and 2 days ago
You can also use head, tail and the shell's arithmetic expansion feature. If $first ($last) is the first (last) line and $file the name of the file you could use: head -$last $file | tail $(( first - last - 1 )) If first (last, file) is 200 (300, file.txt) then effectively the following command is executed: head -300 file.txt | tail -101
penpen · 697 weeks and 2 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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