On Sun, 2002-05-12 at 00:10, Miguel Cruz wrote:
> On Sat, 11 May 2002, Andrew Conner wrote:
> > I have a script where I need to get the text from line number
> "$line" in
> > file "$filename" then save it to a var ($text) and then print it.
> For
> > example, in the file lamb.txt (just an example file):
> > "Mary was
> > a little lamb, whose
> > fleece
> > was as
> > white as snow."
> > I need to get line number 3 ("fleece") and print it ("print
> $text").
> > How would I go about this?
Perhaps you might say, using a for loop, with x=$somelineno, type of
format might be the easiest way to do this from user input or some such
> fopen() the file and call fgets() three times. The return from the
> third 
> fgets call will contain the third line (including the terminating
> newline, 
> so strip() it if you don't want that).
> miguel
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