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.
This is a BASH shell builtin, to display your local syntax from the bash prompt type: help shift
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