Linux Read/Get random line from a file

 

To easiest way to read a random line form a file use shuf command. 

Example:

To generate a single line:

$ shuf -n 1 inputFile.txt

To generate 2 lines:

$ shuf -n 2 inputFile.txt

-Sany

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