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How to get started using awk

Feb 06, 2012, 18:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"AWK is a programming language designed for processing text-based data, either in files or data streams. It was created at Bell Labs in the 1970s. Although it's quite old, don't get fooled by it's age. It is extremely powerful and efficient at what it does. Let's get our hands dirty now.

Before we delve into the complex working and usage of awk let's get you started on it's basics. We'll create and use a dummy file for this exercise. You can use pretty much any text file, such as a log from your system

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