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New title: like "head" or "tail" but picks 10 random lines

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sampl
- Pick random lines from files
+ like "head" or "tail" but picks 10 random lines
sampl is a command-line tool for randomly picking a number of lines from
-large data files. By default, it picks 10 lines.
+large data files. By default, it picks 10 lines like the Unix commands
+"head" and "tail".
sampl is useful in order to get an idea of what's in a data file without
worrying whether the beginning of the file is representative of the rest.

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