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Manual Reference Pages  -  SHUF (1)

NAME

shuf - generate random permutations

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Author
Copyright

SYNOPSIS

shuf [OPTION]... [FILE]
shuf -e [OPTION]... [ARG]...
shuf -i LO-HI [OPTION]...

DESCRIPTION

Write a random permutation of the input lines to standard output.

Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.
-e, --echo treat each ARG as an input line
-i, --input-range=LO-HI
  treat each number LO through HI as an input line
-n, --head-lines=LINES
  output at most LINES lines
-o, --output=FILE
  write result to FILE instead of standard output
--random-source=FILE
  get random bytes from FILE (default /dev/urandom)
-z, --zero-terminated
  end lines with 0 byte, not newline
--help display this help and exit
--version
  output version information and exit
With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.

AUTHOR

Written by Paul Eggert.

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2008 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO

The full documentation for shuf is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and shuf programs are properly installed at your site, the command
info coreutils ’shuf invocation’
should give you access to the complete manual.
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GNU coreutils 6.12 SHUF (1) March 2009

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