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How to extract a sequence of n lines from a file

Hi

I want to be able to extract a sequence of n lines from a file.

ideas, commands and suggestions would be highly appreciated.

Thanks
# 2  
How about telling us what the critera are?
# 3  
I have only 1 option.

1. extracting n number of lines starting from line m.
# 4  
is this your req?

sed -n 'm,np' <file>

ex:

sed -n '12,5p' input

if so, it had been answered many times in the forum
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Thanks

Couldn't find that.

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