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delete first X lines of a file

Terminal - delete first X lines of a file
sed '1,55d'
2009-02-16 20:36:25
User: grep
Functions: sed
-4
delete first X lines of a file

deletes first 55 lines; change the 55 to whatever number

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Terminal - Alternatives
tail +56 file > newfile
2012-10-26 03:04:12
User: basic612
Functions: file tail
0

'newfile' will have content of 'file' minus first 55 lines

to delete first line only do:

tail +2 file > newfile

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tail is faster

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tail +56 file

man tail
Comment by basic612 96 weeks and 4 days ago

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