Remove x number of lines from beginning of file

Dave Smith dave at
Thu Oct 25 16:42:32 MDT 2007

Jon Gale wrote:
> Is there a better way to do this that won't necessitate scanning the entire
> file just to remove the first x number of lines?

I imagine such an answer would be file system dependent. Theoretically, 
a file system could accomplish this, but I don't think ext3 can. Such a 
file system would need the ability to point *into* blocks rather than 
just pointing at the start of each block.


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