I have the following code to loop through lines of the file and read only the lines with characters a-z
grep "^[a-zA-Z]" $FILE1 | while read LINE
I also need to ensure that the code above ignores the very first line and any lines starting with dashes "-". How can accomplish that?
I know I can exclude dashes by using grep -v "^-" but how do I combine it with the existing condition and incorporate the exclusion of the first line