On 07.09.2007 18:22, William James wrote:
> On Sep 7, 10:30 am, "Robert Klemme" <shortcut... / googlemail.com>
> wrote:
>> 2007/9/7, William James <w_a_x_... / yahoo.com>:
>>
>>> On Sep 7, 4:50 am, "Robert Klemme" <shortcut... / googlemail.com> wrote:
>>>> 2007/9/7, Bulhac Mihai <mihai.bul... / yahoo.com>:
>>>>> how can i read only a line from a txt file?
>>>>> for example i want to read only line 3
>>>> sed -ne '3 p' your_file
>>>> robert
>>> awk "3==NR" your_file
>> When I think about it, this is probably more efficient for large files
>> and low line numbers:
>>
>> head -3 your_file | tail -1
> 
> awk "3==NR{print;exit}" your_file
> 
> The rule is: never use anything other than awk unless
> you have to.

LOL

	robert