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Using awk to print all columns from the nth to the last

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Getting a one-liner awk routine to print the nth field to the last should not be so complicated. For my wish list awk should have a function called ‘fields’ that would perform this tasks. It could have the same syntax as the substr command ie fields(5, 8) which would print fields 5 through 8. Being […]
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Oneliners: Removing blank lines from a unix file

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Many of times I receive comma delimited files an they have blank lines after each record. I would like to use sed or awk. I need to remove all the blank lines from an input file and write into an output file.