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LinuxPlanet: Programming Guide Gets Down to the Metal

Aug 01, 2005, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Martin C. Brown)

"Of all the languages available for the Linux platform few have as a long a heritage as awk. Awk has been a standard part of Unix almost from its inception, with the early versions including awk and using it's text processing and manipulation capabilities within some of the standard scripts used to manage the OS.

"GNU awk, more affectionately known as gawk, is a compatible version of the awk language--the language is open standard and other awk implementations exist--and it continues to be maintained and developed by Arnold Robbins. Arnold is in fact a long time proponent of open source, has worked with GNU for many years and written numerous books on sed, awk, and other open source technologies..."

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