Delete first line from file

Pieter Claerhout pieter.claerhout at gmail.com
Tue Mar 1 13:50:51 CET 2005


what about the following?

f = open( 'file.txt', 'r' )
lines = f.readlines()
f.close()

f = open( 'file.txt'.'w' )
f.write( '\n'.join( lines[1:] ) )
f.close()

cheers,


pieter

On Tue, 1 Mar 2005 12:42:00 +0000, Peter Nuttall
<p.s.nuttall at durham.ac.uk> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 01, 2005 at 01:27:27PM +0100, Tor Erik S?nvisen wrote:
> > Hi
> >
> > How can I read the first line of a file and then delete this line, so that
> > line 2 is line 1 on next read?
> >
> > regards
> >
> >
> 
> I think you can do something like:
> 
> n=false
> f=file.open("") #stuff here
> g=[]
> for line in f.readlines():
>        if n: g.append(line)
>        n=true
> 
> #write g to file
> 
> if you are on a unix box, then using the standard untils might be a
> better idea.
> 
> Pete
> 
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