Removing a header from a file

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    JamesK
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    Removing a header from a file

    how would you go about removing a header from a file?I have a bunch of files all with various headers some 5 or 6 lines long then the file and i need them removed.
    its something like this
    1.text text
    2.text test
    3.testing jibberish
    4.junk

    heres the start of the file
    i've tryed scanning for the blank line but that wasn't 2 good and i would scan for parts of the text but its not always the same. i need to remove lines 1 2 3 and 4 but there not labeled like that

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    Read 4 junk lines using getline() then start reading the 'real' data. Of course this only applies to files with four header lines then the data.
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    thats where my problem is, the amount of junk lines varies, i never know how many there will be

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    >> i've tryed scanning for the blank line but that wasn't 2 good

    Post your code, perhaps someone can help you.

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    If the blank line is the first blank line in the file, then search for the first occurence of "\n\n", and voila.
    Last edited by The Dog; 05-26-2003 at 05:17 PM.

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