How to print out text with line numbers in Linux

How to print out a plain text file with line numbers in Linux?

Use the nl command:

nl text-file

Find options in the nl manual.

Answered by Eric Z Ma.

Eric Z Ma

Eric is a father and systems guy. Eric is interested in building high-performance and scalable distributed systems and related technologies. The views or opinions expressed here are solely Eric's own and do not necessarily represent those of any third parties.

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