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6 Tricks with awk

Jan 18, 2011, 20:35 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Awk has always been for me a source of great hatred and love, isan incredibly powerful command with which it is possible to build real programs. In this article I will give you 6 examples ready for use with your preferred terminal.

"AWK is a data driven programming language designed for processing text-based data, either in files or data streams. It is an example of a programming language that extensively uses the string datatype, associative arrays (that is, arrays indexed by key strings), and regular expressions.

"AWK is one of the early tools to appear in Version 7 Unix and gained popularity as a way to add computational features to a Unix pipeline. A version of the AWK language is a standard feature of nearly every modern Unix-like operating system available today."

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