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Is there a way to delete the first column of a csv using a batch command file? I have data in this first column but I want to get rid of it and output a new file starting at the 2nd column.


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marked as duplicate by Karan, Simon Sheehan, Hennes, Scott, Dave M Apr 11 '13 at 20:26

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Does it have to be cmd-line? You could easily do this in Excel. –  Brad Patton Apr 11 '13 at 14:44
What have you tried or researched so far? –  CharlieRB Apr 11 '13 at 14:45

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What about?

cut -f 2- <file>

EDIT: The delimiter can be defined with -d

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cut isn't available on Windows by default. –  Karan Apr 11 '13 at 15:04
+1 for using 2- instead of 2-9 (or even 2-42). –  Scott Apr 11 '13 at 17:20

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