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drop first column of output by piping to this

Terminal - drop first column of output by piping to this
awk '{ $1="";print}'
2015-05-26 20:55:36
User: snaguber
Functions: awk
drop first column of output by piping to this


There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
awk '{$1=$3=""}1' file
2011-10-25 22:15:06
User: zlemini
Functions: awk

Print all columns except the 1st and 3rd.

cut -f5 --complement
2010-10-21 20:21:07
User: alperyilmaz
Functions: cut
Tags: cut

Show all columns except 5th. This might help you save some typing if you are trying to exclude some columns from the output.

awk '{ $5=""; print }' file
2010-10-22 09:48:49
User: zlemini
Functions: awk
Tags: cut

Here's an awk alternative, for those lacking the version of cut with the --complement argument.

tr -s ' ' | cut -d' ' -f2-
awk '{$1=""; print}'

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What others think

Damn, that's good. But it's not quite perfect.

The first FS (field separator) is still there.

Comment by flatcap 142 weeks and 4 days ago

@flatcap: What about

awk '{ $1="\b";$2="\b"$2;print}'


Comment by knoppix5 142 weeks and 3 days ago

@knoppix5: You and your backspaces :-)

Actually, you don't need the first one. This will do:

awk '{ $1="";$2="\b"$2;print}'

That *looks* good, but secretly I know that backspace is there.

Comment by flatcap 142 weeks and 3 days ago

Your point of view

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