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Old 28th August 2014
Mike-Sanders Mike-Sanders is offline
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Default Limit output to range of lines

Some handy information when you want to limit output to a given range of lines... Example, output only lines 1 to 20:

sed -n 1,20p file | next-tool...
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Old 9th November 2014
gso gso is offline
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tail(1) command is is useful to pick up the last line:
tail -n1 file.txt
head(1) command similarly:
head -n1 file.txt
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Old 9th November 2014
soderlund soderlund is offline
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There is nothing you can't do with the standard text editor:

printf '<first line>,<last line>p\nQ\n' | ed -s <filename>
Or "n" instead of "p" for line numbers.
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