Due to my lack of experience with script language, (shame for a Mac user) I have referred to several sources:
link seemed resolved with
ls *.extension | xargs -n 1 tail -n +2
This didn't for me, even after adding
> merged.txt at the end,
nor the following:
for f in *.txt do tail -n +2 $f >> /path/to/some/dir/with/files/file_name done
I also tried
sed -e'1d' $FILE in replacement of the tail command. Didn't work.
tail -n +2 file_name.extension,
cat LIN_1994-11_0100.txt | tail -n +2,
awk 'FNR != 1' *.extension has no effect to the file.
If anyone could find the reason for this problem or way out of it..would be majorly grateful. I have transferred this issue from another community here to receive more insight if I could.
The issue was with the file format!!
mac2unix changed the files so that
tail command works! And link for those who might have the same problem in the future. Thank you for all your interest and input!