Remove the first character in a string in bash script

export variable= “anything_you_want” # populate the variable, this is just an example of course

variable=$(echo ${variable:1}) # remove the first character in the variable

echo $variable # show the new value of the variable to make sure the operation is completed successfully


As simple as this 🙂

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Systems Engineer, OSS & Linux Geek
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