I need to skip the first row of a csv file, which is auto-generated by some magic measurement apparatus. It contains its own filename as the first line. The second line contains the column names (no problem) and then the data follows:
C:\someFolder\measure\....\measurement.csv "F_1k", .... 134.56, ....
I have found the method of reading the whole file line by line and then writing every line but the first one to a temporary file, but that seems brutal. TH.'s answer to File input and output can be modified to do just that.
As far as I know, pgfplots and datatool can not skip lines of a csv file.
Manually removing the first line is not an option, I have several hundreds of these beasts. I also try to avoid external programs because the resulting code will be used on different platforms.