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Is there any command to get some lines from the middle of a text file?

Hi, everybody:
    Is there a command that can draw out some lines from a text file? As you know, 'head' and 'tail' commands can get lines from the beginning or end of a file. But, when I want to draw out lines from the middle of a file, what command can be used?
     Thanks.

                     tzk
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Jeff DarlingDeveloper AnalystCommented:

Try piping the head into the tail.

example:

If you have a text file named testt.txt that has 9 lines and you want to only see lines 3, 4 and 5 you could do it with tthis command sequence.

 head --lines=5 test.txt | tail --lines=3
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TintinCommented:
or more simply with

sed -n 3,5p test.txt

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