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The Awk programming language

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Awk is a pattern scanning and processing language. It is well-suited for small projects involving text processing or formatting, and has some useful features for small database applications. Its features for pattern description are derived from those of the grep family of standard Unix tools.

The original description of Awk is given in:

Aho, Alfred V., Brian W. Kernighan, and Peter J. Weinberger. The AWK Programming Language. Addison-Wesley, 1988, ISBN 0-201-07981-X.

For more information, see the man page for gawk.


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Last updated: 2007/11/30 22:56:02 UT
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