Re: Best way to grab lines n thru x of a file



On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 12:24 PM, Jonathan Mast
<jhmast.developer@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi, I have a ~125MB file of which I want to read lines n thru n+x and write
those into a separate file. What is the best way to go about this?

thanks


Use the flip-flop operator* (..):

perl -ne 'print if $. == 20 .. $. == 50' file

* http://perldoc.perl.org/perlop.html#Range-Operators


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