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Re: head, tail: SEE ALSO dd(1)

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: head, tail: SEE ALSO dd(1)
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2005 22:10:07 +0200

Dan Jacobson <address@hidden> wrote:
> Better mention dd here as an aside, else with just head and tail, how
> is one to 'output all but the first 906 bytes of a file'?

You can use tail like this:

  tail -c +907

Note that it's 907, not 906.
Think of it not as a byte count, but rather
as the 1-based index of the first byte to copy.

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