Print all lines between two line numbers

awk 'NR >= 3 && NR <= 6' /path/to/file
This command uses awk(1) to print all lines between two known line numbers in a file. Useful for seeing output in a log file, where the line numbers are known. The above command will print all lines between, and including, lines 3 and 6.

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By: atoponce
2011-12-14 14:28:56

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How about this ? awk 'NR~2,NR~4' /path/to/file
zlemini · 405 weeks and 2 days ago
awk 'NR~3,NR~6' /path/to/file
zlemini · 405 weeks and 2 days ago
@zlemini that works too. '~' is a bit different though. it will only match '3' and '6' in this example, if those lines exist.
atoponce · 405 weeks and 2 days ago

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