[Chicago-talk] delete the first line in a text file.

James Keenan jkeen at verizon.net
Fri Jul 29 19:41:17 PDT 2005

On Jul 29, 2005, at 2:08 PM, Richard Reina wrote:

> Anyone know the easiest way remove the 1st line in a
> text file.  I was thinking it should be something
> like:
> upen(FILE, "text.txt");
> # delete the 1st (top) line
> close(FILE);
> but I've obviously come up short.

Given the simplicity of the problem you pose, what follows is NOT the 
best way to solve the problem.  But it is a useful way to approach many 
problems of this sort:

perldoc Tie::File

(or:  http://search.cpan.org/dist/Tie-File/)


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