Remove the first line from file / Remove first N lines from file


tail -n +2 someFile

*Notes: You MUST include the + sign or else the last 2 lines will be printed instead.

 

To remove N lines from the start of the file

tail -n +$M someFile

*NOTES: M = N + 1
You MUST include the + sign in-front of the number M or else the output will be the last M lines instead.

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