Print all the lines between 10 and 20 of a file

sed -n '10,20p' <filename>
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

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By: ergut
2009-02-08 22:34:04
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thanks for credits :)
robert · 487 weeks and 6 days ago
No problem. This command saves a lot of time for me.. So thank you.. :)
ergut · 487 weeks and 2 days ago
I use this very often. and I have a question for you. which one of alternatives is best when for large text files >1GB?
firstohit · 336 weeks and 4 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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