SHUF(1) User Commands SHUF(1)

shuf - generate random permutations

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

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.

treat each ARG as an input line
treat each number LO through HI as an input line
output at most COUNT lines
write result to FILE instead of standard output
get random bytes from FILE
output lines can be repeated
line delimiter is NUL, not newline
display this help and exit
output version information and exit

Written by Paul Eggert.

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or available locally via: info '(coreutils) shuf invocation'

March 2024 GNU coreutils 9.5