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Old 11-29-2003, 06:28 PM   #1
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text editingor processing

I have about 1500 text files (seperate files) each starts with " (PICTURE)" on the first line, then everythign else is on lines below it. is there a command or script I can use/make to go into each of these files and remove that first line?
Old 11-29-2003, 06:49 PM   #2
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Try this:
for file in `find /path/to/files`;do tail -n $((`grep -c "" $file`-1)) $file > /tmp/tempfile;mv /tmp/tempfile $file;done
NOTE: This will remove the first line from any file returned by the find command! If you cannot create a find pattern to only match the files you want to edit I would add an if statement to look for your pattern on the first line of every file.
Old 11-29-2003, 11:24 PM   #3
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thank you, but I actially made a shell script to do it for me.


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