awk Row Manipulation Extract specific column/field from specific line


Example

If you have the following data file

cat data.csv
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50

maybe you need to read the fourth column of the third line, this would be "24"

awk 'NR==3 { print $4 }' data.csv

gives

24