To print a specific line from a file

awk '{if (NR == 3) print}' <file>
I don't know if it's better but works fine :)

By: yooreck
2009-10-19 15:58:09

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What Others Think

MUCH easier to write: awk 'NR ==3' file
arcege · 545 weeks ago
The head/tail method doesn't deserve the downvotes, it's the fastest of the three methods. Try it on a large log file and see.
plasticboy · 544 weeks and 5 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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