shift

Shift positional parameters to the left by n.
Syntax
      shift [n]

Options

   n  : The number of parameters to shift (default = 1)

The positional parameters from
n+1 ... $#
are renamed to
$1 ... $#-n+1

Parameters represented by the numbers $# to n+1 are unset.

n must be a positive number less than or equal to $#.

The return status is zero unless n is greater than $# or less than zero.

shift is a bash builtin command.

“Here lies Colonel Chinstrap, drowned, From the inside” ~ Shifting sands, The Goon Show

Related:

getopts - Parse positional parameters
Equivalent Windows command: SHIFT - Shift parameters in a batch file


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