[bash] What is a unix command for deleting the first N characters of a line?

For example, I might want to:

tail -f logfile | grep org.springframework | <command to remove first N characters>

I was thinking that tr might have the ability to do this but I'm not sure.

This question is related to bash unix command truncate

The answer is

Use cut. Eg. to strip the first 4 characters of each line (i.e. start on the 5th char):

tail -f logfile | grep org.springframework | cut -c 5-

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