Pull random line from a file

Kevan Shea biffcool at zombieworld.com
Thu Sep 5 15:16:09 PDT 2002


I want to pull a random line from a file in a bash script.  I can generate the random number fine, but how would I go about pulling a single line from a file?

I figure this is a one-line sed at worst, but I'm woefully lost by any sed that isn't s/find/replace/ and I can't figure what else I would use... fortune maybe?

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Kevan Shea
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