### shift

#### NAME

shift - The positional parameters from n+1#### SYNOPSIS

shift [n]

#### DESCRIPTION

The positional parameters from n+1 ... are renamed to $1 .... Parameters represented by the numbers $# down to $#-n+1 are unset. n must be a non-negative number less than or equal to $#. If n is 0, no parameters are changed. If n is not given, it is assumed to be 1. If n is greater than $#, the positional parameters are not changed. The return status is greater than zero if n is greater than $# or less than zero; otherwise 0.

#### SEE ALSO

This is extracted from the main bash man page, see there for more details.