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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for shuf (opensolaris section 1)

SHUF(1) 							   User Commands							   SHUF(1)

shuf - generate random permutations
shuf [OPTION]... [FILE] shuf -e [OPTION]... [ARG]... shuf -i LO-HI [OPTION]...
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-lines=LINES output at most LINES lines -o, --output=FILE write result to FILE instead of standard output --random-source=FILE get random bytes from FILE (default /dev/urandom) -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.
Written by Paul Eggert.
Report bugs to <>.
Copyright (C) 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc. This is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of the GNU General Public License <>. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
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 shuf should give you access to the complete manual.
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +--------------------+--------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +--------------------+--------------------+ |Availability | SUNWgnu-coreutils | +--------------------+--------------------+ |Interface Stability | Uncommitted | +--------------------+--------------------+
Source for GNU coreutils is available on shuf 6.7 December 2006 SHUF(1)