[Q] How to ignore the first line of the text read from a file

Ken Starks straton at lampsacos.demon.co.uk
Thu Aug 28 11:53:37 CEST 2008

youngjin.michael at gmail.com wrote:
> Hello,
> I am new to Python and have one simple question to which I cannot find
> a satisfactory solution.
> I want to read text line-by-line from a text file, but want to ignore
> only the first line. I know how to do it in Java (Java has been my
> primary language for the last couple of years) and following is what I
> have in Python, but I don't like it and want to learn the better way
> of doing it.
> file = open(fileName, 'r')
> lineNumber = 0
> for line in file:
>     if lineNumber == 0:
>         lineNumber = lineNumber + 1
>     else:
>         lineNumber = lineNumber + 1
>         print line
> Can anyone show me the better of doing this kind of task?
> Thanks in advance.

for line in Linelist:
    blah blah

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