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Old 10-11-2007
Bug Shell Scripting Newbie

I'm relatively new at this scripting game, just need to learn some basic stuff for data handling.

My current need is to write a script that loops through a textfile of filenames, and for each file removes the first line and re-writes that file to a new name.

In fact I could do with knowing the best way to read and write specific lines within a file too!

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Old 10-11-2007
For your current needs:
while read filename; do
   tail +2 $filename > /path/to/new_filename
done < /path/to/file_containing_filenames

Here's the link to some tutorials. These are in the FAQs. They will help with your second question.
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