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Old 08-15-2006, 03:24 AM   #1
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Delete the first row from a text file


I need help on this following issue: i have a big 2 GB flat text file and i want to remove only its first line.
How can i do that ??

Thanks in advance!
Old 08-15-2006, 03:31 AM   #2
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sed -n '2,$p' filename > newfile

which says "print from line 2 'til the end of file 'filename' and write to file "newfile'"

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Old 08-15-2006, 03:57 AM   #3
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thanks a lot, Bryan



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