extract specific lines from file

hi,

how would i extract a range of lines in a file by using the line number? ex: file contains:

1 title
2 i want
3 this part
4 to be taken out
5 from this file
6 and sent to
7 another file
8 not needed
9 end of file

In this case, i want to copy line number 2 to 7 on a new file.

thanks....
alex

Hope this is not a homework problem. :slight_smile:

sed -n '2,7p' filename > tonewfilename

HTH

no, it's not a homework problem. it's a job-related problem
to help filtering data out of big file. i could try this as a work-around for my problem relating my post on May 1st.

Thank you!
alex