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Old 03-13-2009, 12:28 PM   #1
notoriouskingpin
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need help with skipping line in text file


this is the code


#!/bin/sh
echo -n "Enter a file name : "
read file
grep -w jones $file


output

LINE1 here is jones is in this file
LINE2 this is a line with the surname jones and other text
LINE3 this also a line with jones in it

how do you skip the first 20 characters, so it would look something like this

e.g.

output

LINE2 this is a line with the surname jones and other text
LINE3 this also a line with jones in it
 
Old 03-13-2009, 01:12 PM   #2
neo2k
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try using HEAD command..
 
  


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