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Old 09-21-2007
Deleting lines inside a file without opening the file

Hi,

Just consider there are around 10 lines in a file. Now is it possible to delete the first 2 lines in the file without opening the file. No matter whatever the content of the file is, I just wanna delete the first 2 lines without opening the file. Is that possible? If so, please help me out.

Thanks,
Toms
# 2  
Old 09-21-2007
use sed

you can try this ...

sed -n '1,2!p' filea > file2 ; mv file2 file1
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Old 09-21-2007
Code:
sed -i '1,2d' file

# 4  
Old 09-24-2007
Bug Thanks

Thanks!!! Both the options are working fine....

Toms

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