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Print the n-th and m-th line of a file

 $ sed -ne '101 p' -e '106 p' /path/to/the/file

— by Janos on Nov. 6, 2011, 11:20 p.m.

Explanation

  • The above command will print the 101th and 106th lines of the specified file.
  • The -n switch will make sed not print all lines by default.
  • The -e switch is to specify a sed command, you can use it multiple times at once.

Some sed command examples:

  • 45 p - print line #45
  • 34,55 p - print lines #34-#55
  • 99,$ p - print lines #99-end of the file