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NAME

       lrange - Return one or more adjacent elements from a list

SYNOPSIS

       lrange list first last
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DESCRIPTION

       List must be a valid Tcl list.  This command will return a new list consisting of elements
       first through last, inclusive.  First or last may be end (or any abbreviation  of  it)  to
       refer to the last element of the list.  If first is less than zero, it is treated as if it
       were zero.  If last is greater than or equal to the number of elements in the  list,  then
       it  is  treated  as if it were end.  If first is greater than last then an empty string is
       returned.  Note: ``lrange list first first'' does not always produce the  same  result  as
       ``lindex  list  first''  (although it often does for simple fields that aren't enclosed in
       braces); it does, however, produce  exactly  the  same  results  as  ``list  [lindex  list
       first]''

EXAMPLES

       Selecting the first two elements:
              % lrange {a b c d e} 0 1
              a b

       Selecting the last three elements:
              % lrange {a b c d e} end-2 end
              c d e

       Selecting everything except the first and last element:
              % lrange {a b c d e} 1 end-1
              b c d

       Selecting a single element with lrange is not the same as doing so with lindex:
              % set var {some {elements to} select}
              some {elements to} select
              % lindex $var 1
              elements to
              % lrange $var 1 1
              {elements to}

SEE ALSO

       list(3tcl),  lappend(3tcl),  lindex(3tcl),  linsert(3tcl),  llength(3tcl),  lsearch(3tcl), │
       lset(3tcl), lreplace(3tcl), lsort(3tcl)

KEYWORDS

       element, list, range, sublist