On Unix or Windows2K platform, need a random line sampler
Posted on 2002-04-02
I have a 2000+ line text file and need to randomly select 250 lines from the file.
Any STANDARD or FREEWARE/DOWNLOADABLE tools to do this either in the Unix or Windows environments?
I have Unix (Compaq Tru64) or Windows (Win2K) available to do it on. I've also got OpenVMS but I don't expect
that there's anybody here in Expert's Exchange who can answer questions on that venerable OS... if there are,
then fine, on there too -- since that's where I NEED the resultant text file of 250 lines.
Time dependent; have to have this file before Monday.