Print all fields in a file/output from field N to the end of the line

awk '{print substr($0, index($0,$N))}'
This command will print all fields from the given input to the end of each line, starting with the Nth field.

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By: mstoecker
2009-08-31 19:47:10
awk

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What Others Think

This doesn't work if field #N is sometimes empty (then it prints the whole line) or field #N is a substring of an earlier field (in which case it prints everything starting from the earlier field). The cut alternative is much better.
akg240 · 458 weeks and 6 days ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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