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Old 09-08-2006
How to read a particular line in a file with 500000 records init

I am trying to open a file and check a record. The file has 543267 records and I want to check the record 514455. I am trying to open in vi and go to that line

:514455 but i get the error not enough lines in buffer

How should i overcome this? Please help.
# 2  
Old 09-08-2006
Try

:set linelimit=1048560

else try VIM.

Last edited by puspendu; 09-08-2006 at 01:55 PM..
# 3  
Old 09-08-2006
I am still getting
Quote:
not many lines in buffer
message
# 4  
Old 09-08-2006
Code:
 sed -n '514455q;514455,514455p' filename > line.txt
vi line.txt

# 5  
Old 09-08-2006
Jim,

The line.txt file is still 0 bytes.
# 6  
Old 09-08-2006
It works for me - on a similar big file.
try:
Code:
sed -n '514455,514455p' filename > line.txt
vi line.txt

assuming 514455 is the correct line number.
# 7  
Old 09-09-2006
Try this:

head -514455 FILENAME|tail -1 >line.txt

then vi line.txt

Hope this helps,

Praveen Indramohan
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