p 5p *p .,/abc/p 5 ^ * 1,7
P displays one or more lines on the terminal. If you do not specify an address, P displays the current line. If you specify one address, P displays that line instead. If you specify two addresses, P displays all the lines between and including the two given lines. In this case, the first address must precede the second. After the lines are printed, P sets "." to the last line printed.
A completely empty line (just the new-line nl character) is equivalent to .P if the current line has changed since the last time it was printed out, and .+1P otherwise. "." is set to whatever line is printed out.
has one special characteristic: if O-S/ is in effect, the closing / may be omitted. The same is true with -/string/.
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