in reply to deleting first line of a file using in-place editing
In the spirit of TIMTOWTDI...
perl -ni -e "print unless $. == 1" test.txt
--Murray BartonDo not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought. -Basho
An Englishman in New York
An American Werewolf in London
An American in Paris
The Innocents Abroad
An Idiot Abroad
Robinson Crusoe on Mars
A Connecticut_Yankee in King Arthur's Court
There and Back Again
Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World
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