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This online utility implements a brand new Linux command called range. This command combines the head and tail commands and outputs a range of characters, words, or lines from the given data. The range indexes can be both positive or negative numbers (if they are negative, the range is extracted from the end of data). Created by Linux experts from team Browserling.
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Print a Range of Lines
In this example, we're using our browser version of the Linux range command to extract certain titles from a list of the all time greatest books. To do this, we select the line printing option and enter the range from 4 to 8. We also exclude blank lines from the output by unchecking the "Output Empty Lines" option.
In Search of Lost Time Don Quixote Moby Dick War and Peace Hamlet The Odyssey Crime and Punishment The Divine Comedy Pride and Prejudice The Iliad To Kill a Mockingbird Great Expectations Jane Eyre
War and Peace Hamlet The Odyssey Crime and Punishment The Divine Comedy
Include blank lines when printing a range of lines.
Get a Range of Characters
In this example, we slice a part of Leo Tolstoy's quote and extract a range of characters from it. We set the start of the range to a positive value of 7 and the end of the range to a negative value of -13. This way, the output text is a passage that starts at the beginning at the 7th character position and goes to the 13th position from the end (this is what the minus sign in -13 means – count 13 positions from the end).
Great things are always simple and modest. Leo Tolstoy
things are always simple and modest.
Match Till End
In this example, we switch on the word range mode and print the last nine words from an interesting fact about people. In the start position field, we enter the value -9, which anchors the starting position to the ninth word from the end, and we leave the end position empty, which means match all words till the end.
The average person consumes over a ton of food and drinks every year.
over a ton of food and drinks every year.
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Quickly combine head and tail commands and extract a range.
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Quickly reverse the given lines characterwise.
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Shuffle lines of text.
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Split a file into pieces.
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Convert spaces to tabs.
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Run the fuzzy matching algorithm on the input data.
Run the glob matching algorithm on the input data.
Unixify File Names
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Print Unix Time
Print time in seconds since 1970-01-01.
Convert UTC to Unix
Convert UTC time to Unix time.
Convert Unix to UTC
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