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Old 04-22-2002
how can I get a line from a file?

hi ,
how can I get line number 3(for example) from a file ?
thanks , Eyal .
# 2  
Old 04-22-2002
you can use sed command. ex: filename is 12345L:

# cat 12345
1 line1
2 line2
3 line3
4 line4
5 line5

# sed -n '3p' 12345
3 line3
# 3  
Old 04-22-2002
thnks apalex ,
but how can I do it without sed?
10x
# 4  
Old 04-22-2002
i can't use awk 2
# 5  
Old 04-22-2002
i've found a solution :
if i want the 3rd line , for example ...

cat filename | head -3 | tail -1

thanks .
# 6  
Old 04-22-2002
no need to cat filename, just a suggestion:

# head -3 filename | tail -1
# 7  
Old 04-22-2002
thanks . again .
 

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