Remove the last string character using rev and cut

echo "command lines" | rev | cut -c 2- | rev
In case sed and awk are not available you may use this to remove the last character from a string with "rev" and "cut".
Sample Output
command line

0
By: ztank1013
2011-09-21 11:27:52

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marek158 · 352 weeks and 3 days ago

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