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I'm not sure why you would want to do this, but this seems a lot simpler (easier to understand) than the version someone submitted using awk.

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2010-08-20 23:12:51

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Although this command is short and neat, it would not scale well to a directory containing many file names. Shuffling, say, 20000 file names, would be much more onerous than merely choosing a random number between 1 and 20000.
quintic · 408 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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