Removing duplicate lines from a text file can be done from the Linux command line. Such a task may be more common and necessary than you think. The most common scenario where this can be helpful is with log files. Oftentimes log files will repeat the same information over and over, which makes the file nearly impossible to sift through, sometimes rendering the logs useless.
In this guide, we'll show various command line examples that you can use to delete duplicate lines from a text file.
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