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# 1  
Old 02-13-2013
Read line with particular number of lines

Hi all,

I have a file sample.txt
Code:
abc
asd
adf
daf
adw
add
adv
wdf

I want to control the number of lines to read

Like if i give input as ./script_name 2 5

required output
Code:
asd
adf
daf
adw

ultimate i need a script which reads the particular number of lines and
runs nohup automatiocally in bash

Code:
nohup script_name asd &
nohup script_name adf &
.........


thanks

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Last edited by radoulov; 02-13-2013 at 06:57 PM..
# 2  
Old 02-13-2013
Use sed

Code:
sed -n '2,5p' file
asd
adf
daf
adw

Moderator's Comments:
Mod Comment Please use code tags next time for your code and data.

Last edited by radoulov; 02-13-2013 at 06:57 PM..
# 3  
Old 02-13-2013
start with:
Code:
sed -n "${1:-1},${2:-$}p" sample.txt | while read scr
do
  nohup script_name "$scr" &
done


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