Friday, November 19, 2010

Getting nth line in a file

Ever wondered what is the nth line of a file without using a text editor ?
Here is something you may use in a unix environment.

sed -n '5 p' file1.txt

this sed one-liner outputs the 5th line of the file1.txt

1 comment:

  1. Another easy solution is:

    head -n 5 file.txt | tail -n 1