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Re: [help-recutils] Select records by number

From: F.
Subject: Re: [help-recutils] Select records by number
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2012 13:22:38 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Ouch' Jose, 

thank you for so quickly to meet that request, I'm very please about
your consideration about it.

>     select a range and specifics records
>     recsel -n 1-10,15,17,20-23 path_to_my_file
> I like the idea.  It will go in the 1.5 release, scheduled for the end
> of January.

Great ! Great !

>     select 5 random of records
>     recsel -r 5 apath_to_my_file
> Easy to implement, so it will go in 1.5 as well :)

Great ! Great !

>     For the a random record I use this in my script:
> I am curious: what are you using the random selection feature for?  A
> file with fortune cookies?  The message of the day?

Are you read my mind ;)
You're right, I use random to select a random quote with conky on my
root window.

rec file is more simple, human friendly, scalable and editable than
fortune (you don't have to use strfile).


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Waiting the next version with impatience.

Do you plan to have multiple fileds sort ?

%sort: field1, field2 ...

Thanks for all.


PS: I'll like to support but don't use flattr, do you have an other donation 
link ? Paypal ?

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