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> removing these N (e.g. 2) lines from the file...It this possible?

This it! See truncate.

But you need to know the start of the lines to be dropped (see tell ), so the same techniques apply like described in this thread.

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Of course much easier if the length of the lines to be skipped are already known.

Cheers Rolf

(addicted to the Perl Programming Language and ☆☆☆☆ :)


In reply to Re^4: How can I grab the last 2 lines of a file? (truncate) by LanX
in thread How can I grab the last 2 lines of a file? by Anonymous Monk

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