Print just line 4 from a textfile

sed -n '4{p;q}'
Prints the 4th line and then quits. (Credit goes to flatcap in comments: http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/6031/print-just-line-4-from-a-textfile#comment.)

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By: kniht
2010-07-10 00:26:22

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flatcap · 432 weeks and 1 day ago
Sorry, but this is not portable. Probably works with Linux/GNU sed only. For portability, you either have to use literal newline characters to separate the commands within a list, or simply repeat the command, like this: sed '4p;4q'
inof · 431 weeks and 5 days ago

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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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