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NAME

shuf − generate random permutations

SYNOPSIS

shuf [OPTION]... [FILE]
shuf
-e [OPTION]... [ARG]...
shuf
-i LO-HI [OPTION]...

DESCRIPTION

Write a random permutation of the input lines to standard output.

With no FILE, or when FILE is −, read standard input.

Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.
−e
, −−echo

treat each ARG as an input line

−i, −−input−range=LO−HI

treat each number LO through HI as an input line

−n, −−head−count=COUNT

output at most COUNT lines

−o, −−output=FILE

write result to FILE instead of standard output

−−random−source=FILE

get random bytes from FILE

−r, −−repeat

output lines can be repeated

−z, −−zero−terminated

line delimiter is NUL, not newline

−−help

display this help and exit

−−version

output version information and exit

AUTHOR

Written by Paul Eggert.

REPORTING BUGS

GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>;
Report shuf translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>;

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2017 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>;.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO

Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/shuf>;
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) shuf invocation'

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