I have used the uniq -c command, but now I don't have a need for that information. How can I cut/delete that field?

I tried to read online about the cut command, but I simply didn't understand..

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I simply want this output, without the first field from the left...

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    just don't use -c. – cuonglm Nov 30 '16 at 11:35
  • but i needed the -c. now i need to delete it – Michael Segal Nov 30 '16 at 11:37
  • Don't post images of text. – Tomasz Jan 9 '17 at 22:42
awk '{print $2}' new-word-freq.txt
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    Note that it prints the second sequence of non-blank characters of each line in the input, which does more than removing the text added by uniq -c, if the original text contained blanks (would be OK for a list of words one per line as the name of the file and the OP's sample suggest though). – Stéphane Chazelas Nov 30 '16 at 11:52
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    Great! very simple and straight forward – Michael Segal Nov 30 '16 at 11:54

If the output is as generated by GNU uniq at least, where the lines consist in a sequence of 0 or more space characters, a decimal number, a single space character and the content of the original line, then you can do:

sed 's/^ *[0-9]\{1,\} //' < file

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