Linux Command Library
commands
Commands
basic
Basic
tips
Tips

random

random lines from a file or random numbers

[-er ] [denominator ]

reads lines from the standard input and copies them to the standard output with a probability of 1/denominator. The default value for denominator is 2.

The options are as follows:

-e
If the -e option is specified, does not read or write anything, and simply exits with a random exit value of 0 to denominator -1 inclusive.
-r
The -r option guarantees that the output is unbuffered.

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