Generate a random list of words with shuf

shuf is (in my experience) a little known GNU utility that selects random lines (or bytes) from a file.

For instance, the command:

shuf -n 3 /usr/share/dict/words

selects three words at random from the words dictionary.

Tagged linux, one-liner and tool.


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