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SHUF(1) 				  User Commands 				  SHUF(1)

NAME
       shuf - generate random permutations

SYNOPSIS
       shuf [OPTION]... [FILE]
       shuf -e [OPTION]... [ARG]...
       shuf -i LO-HI [OPTION]...

DESCRIPTION
       Write a random permutation of the input lines to standard output.

       Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.

       -e, --echo
	      treat each ARG as an input line

       -i, --input-range=LO-HI
	      treat each number LO through HI as an input line

       -n, --head-count=COUNT
	      output at most COUNT lines

       -o, --output=FILE
	      write result to FILE instead of standard output

       --random-source=FILE
	      get random bytes from FILE

       -z, --zero-terminated
	      end lines with 0 byte, not newline

       --help display this help and exit

       --version
	      output version information and exit

       With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.

AUTHOR
       Written by Paul Eggert.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report shuf bugs to bug-coreutils@gnu.org
       GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>
       Report shuf translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright  (C)  2010  Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or
       later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
       This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.  There is NO	WARRANTY,
       to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO
       The  full  documentation for shuf is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If the info and shuf
       programs are properly installed at your site, the command

	      info coreutils 'shuf invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU coreutils 8.5			  February 2011 				  SHUF(1)
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