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    Show line number? - Use "grep"?

    Man this seems like it would be really easy, but all I want to do is show a particular line from a file. I looked up the "grep" man page and couldn't find anything that worked. I don't have to use "grep", anything will do. So how would someone show line 22 from the file "log"???

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    How about using vi?
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    Here's a simple way using the commands head & tail...
    If you only want to look at line 22 of a particular file "log", run the following command:
    $ head -22 log |tail -1

    That will print line 22 out.

    Anyone else have any other ideas?

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    mcedit (which is a part of Midnight Commander) shows you all that info when you're editing any file.
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    Originally posted by ernieg
    Here's a simple way using the commands head & tail...
    If you only want to look at line 22 of a particular file "log", run the following command:
    $ head -22 log |tail -1

    That will print line 22 out.

    Anyone else have any other ideas?
    Thanks, this is exactly what I was looking for!!! I should make a shell script call showline using head and tail. Once again, thanks

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