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Old 08-28-2012
Take out First Line and merge all files

Hi Gurus,
I have n number of files. Data which is in the files have column headers. I need to take them out and merge into one file.
Can you help please?
I need to do that little urgent.
# 2  
Old 08-28-2012
for file in $listOfNfiles
  tail +2 $file >> outputfile

This will create "outputfile" containing everything from line 2 onwards from each of your files.
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Old 08-29-2012
Try this...

for file in $file_list
  awk ' NR != 1 ' $file >> New_File

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Old 08-29-2012
A small nitpick, there is a small difference in performance between
for ...;do cmd >> file;done

for ...;do cmd; done > file

The latter only opens the output file once.
With GNU sed, you can do
sed -s 1d $file_list > merged-file

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Old 08-29-2012
one more using awk

for file in $file_list
  awk ' NR>1 ' $file >> New_File 

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