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Linux Journal: Book Review -- UNIX awk and sed Programmer's Interactive Workbook

May 31, 1999, 11:04 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Dunne)

"In this book,... we don't even see sed and AWK working together through temporary files. Each tool is considered in complete isolation. There is little point in learning about AWK and sed on their own."

"No mention is made of which AWK or sed or grep... Are we talking strict POSIX sed and AWK here? We are not told. This topic needs to be addressed, however briefly, in any book dealing with these tools."

"This book might be useful for those who find the treatment in Kernighan & Pike too concise; but it needs to be supplemented, if not replaced, by a book which discusses these tools in their proper context."

"I find it hard to recommend this book to anyone."

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