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Old 10-25-2003, 09:58 PM   #1
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unix shell script:How to delete the first line in a file??


How to delete the first line in a file???

thanks
 
Old 10-26-2003, 07:48 AM   #2
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To remove the first line from the file in "$file" then you could use:
tail $file -n`echo \`grep -c '' $file\`-1|bc`
 
Old 10-26-2003, 08:17 AM   #3
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Code:
mv myfile.txt myfile.tmp
sed 1d myfile.tmp > myfile.txt
rm myfile.tmp
 
Old 03-03-2010, 08:01 AM   #4
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What if file is busy(say it is a log being accesed?)
 
Old 03-03-2010, 08:11 AM   #5
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Hi,

I told you already that this cannot be done! (In this, merged, thread).

Also: Did you try the solution I offered at the end of the thread?????

PS: Do _not_ repeat the same question in different forms. This is the third fourth time you ask the same question.
 
Old 03-03-2010, 08:16 AM   #6
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There is no need for script here . just do it using sed,

Code:
sed -i 1d file
 
Old 03-03-2010, 08:32 AM   #7
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i noticed this is very old thread, but nonetheless,
Code:
more +2 file > newfile
 
  


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