Hmmmm. Thought I was going to agree with ikegami (or, at least ++ the parent)...
but for some unknown reason, decided to check (with a little elaboration)... and got this surprise:
# from thread 770979
my $discard ="|";
$discard .= <DATA> for 1 .. 2;
print " " . "-" x19 . "\n \$discard: $discard\n" ." " . "-" x19 . "\n"
print while <DATA>;
$discard: |Header 1
Now, yes, for real-world tasks, there's no need to stick the skipped lines into a $var, but johngg's reply to citromatik reflects a mindset I frequently favor, too, when responding to what appears to be either a newbie question or one that could have been answered with a bit of searching (i.e." ?node_id=3989;BIT=skip%2C%20first%20line%2C%20file;BIS=%20%2C).
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