Asked • 05/03/19

Bash tool to get nth line from a file?

Is there a "canonical" way of doing that? I've been using `head -n | tail -1` which does the trick, but I've been wondering if there's a Bash tool that specifically extracts a line (or a range of lines) from a file. By "canonical" I mean a program whose main function is doing that.

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