bin/15205: [patch] Addition to random(6)

Oliver Fromme olli at
Tue Aug 10 10:00:40 UTC 2010

Alexander Best <arundel at> wrote:
 >  could you provide an example how to reproduce the same output
 > (ls /bin | random -s 8) with an unpatched copy of ranom?

It's random, so it cannot be reproduced.  ;-)

But seriously ...  If you want random 4 lines out of 32
(or out of any number, for that matter), the following
command will do it:

$ ls /bin | random -f - | head -4

I agree that this PR can be closed.

Best regards

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