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Randomize Lines

rl is a command-line tool that reads lines from an input file or stdin, randomizes the lines and outputs a specified number of lines. It does this with only a single pass over the input while trying to use as little memory as possible. Users should look at the shuf command from GNU coreutils instead for a better-supported implementation.

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  •  27 Jul 2008 06:30

    Release Notes: This release is mostly a cleanup release to include some Debian packaging improvements and to add a deprecation warning to direct users to use shuf instead.

    •  15 Jun 2007 05:06

      Release Notes: A dangerous example was removed from the manual page and was replaced by several benign ones.

      •  30 Sep 2006 10:43

        Release Notes: This release adds a --line-number option to output the line numbers from the input file and fixes the documentation (mainly spelling errors).

        •  23 Apr 2005 19:45

          Release Notes: This release checks for errors while reading and writing input and output.

          •  02 Apr 2005 15:17

            Release Notes: This release adds improvements to the configuration with the ability to choose a source for the random number generator, and some documentation improvements.

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