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# 1  
Old 09-23-2009
How to remove first 5000 lines from file?

Hi

I have AIX 5.3

I want schedule a cronjob that can remove first 5000 lines every weekend.
Is anybody know the commmand to remove first 5000 lines from unix file?

Any Help will be Greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Vishal
# 2  
Old 09-23-2009
tail -n +5001 file > newfile
# 3  
Old 09-23-2009
How can we do same thing without creating new file? Thanks
# 4  
Old 09-23-2009
You've posted a similar question about 1 year ago:

want to remove some line from top of file.

What kind of problems do you have with the given solutions there?
# 5  
Old 09-23-2009
Sorry for double submission

I apoloize for double submission. I got solution from past thread.
# 6  
Old 09-23-2009
one more solution, to edit the original file itself.

Code:
sed -n -i '5001,$p' file


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