Randomising List (Re: mpg123 and crontab)

Alex Satrapa grail at goldweb.com.au
Fri Sep 20 08:09:38 EST 2002

On Friday, September 20, 2002, at 03:10 , Joshua McKinney wrote:

> Bash has a bit of a cow at trying to pass a command line of around 300k 
> or so (guesstimate), os I need to think of some other way to generate a 
> random filename from a large list of files.

Sounds like a job for wc and head/tail :)

Or use Perl - it's designed for doing weird stuff like picking a random 
line out of a list (that's why it's called PERL - Pathologically 
Eclectic Rubbish Lister).

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