GNU/Linux Command – NL

nl – Number lines of files
 
Summary:
 
Write each FILE to stdout, with line numbers added. With No FILE or -, read from stdin.
 
Examples:
$ nl myfile -- Writes all non-empty lines with number.  $ nl -ba myfile -- Number all lines.  $ nl -ba -l2 myfile -- Count 2 empty line as 1 and display  $ nl -nln myfile -- Numbers are left justified.  $ nl -nrz myfile -- Numbers are right justified and leading zeros  $ nl -w2 myfile -- Uses 2 column for the line number.  $ nl -s"> " myfile -- Insert "> " in between number and line.  $ nl -bp"^T" myfile -- Number the lines start with char 'T'.  $ ls | nl -- ls Output with line numbers
Read: man nl

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