You can use AWK to pull a specific set of lines from any text, CSV, html, or XML file. Use
awk as a substitute for
cat when you need to pull text from one specific line to another specific line.
Here’s the simple AWK command that you can use.
awk '/My Start String/,/My End String/' file.txt
That simple command will output the data in file.txt starting with the text “My Start String” and ending with the text “My End String”.
You can use SED to pull a specific range of lines, by line number, from any text file. Here’s the simple command.
sed -n <start>,<end>p <file>
And here is an example.
sed -n 1131,1152p sample.txt
That command pulls lines from 1131 to line 1152 from the sample.txt file.