# Using AWK to print column N and beyond

Sometimes you have a file that has a certain number of defined columns, and then some variable number of columns after that. Sadly, AWK doesn't have a nice way of specifying $N..., but this works well enough for me: awk '{print substr($0, index($0, <N>))}' filename where you replace <N> with the column specifier (e.g.$11 or whatever).