I have a log file with a header (which I can skip with awk), and a footer, which I need to find a way to remove. The goal is to extract the middle lines from a file. Specifically, there is a header (1 line) and a footer (1 line).
The only way I can figure out how to do this is if I already know how many lines are in the file to begin with. For example, if the file looks like this:
line 1 (header)
line 2 (interesting line)
line 3 (interesting line)
line 4 (footer)
I just want to extract the middle "interesting lines" without the header/footer lines.
I can't use grep to remove the header/footer, because I don't know what those lines will contain, only that they exist and are exactly 1 line each. In general, I don't know how many lines are in the file.