How to pick random lines from a text document in JavaScript

In this Article we will go through how to pick random lines from a text document only using single line of code in JavaScript. This is a one-line JavaScript code snippet that uses one of the most popular ES6 features => Arrow Function.

Let's define this short function:

const randomLines = (str, count) => str.split(/\r?\n/).reduce((p, _, __, arr) => (p[0] < count) ? [p[0] + 1, p[1].concat(arr.splice(Math.random() * arr.length | 0, 1))] : p, [0, []])[1];

#Example

randomLines(`one
two
three
four
five`, 2);

// ['one', 'four']
\n