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LinuxFocus: Examples with awk: A short introduction

Sep 19, 1999, 15:49 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Javier Palacios Bermejo)

"This article gives some insight in to the tricks that you can do with AWK. It is not a tutorial but it provides real live examples to use."

"...Although regular expressions are only slightly touched in this article, you need to know them to get the maximum from awk and other commands like sed and grep."

"The key question is whether this awk command is really useful. The answer is definitly yes! It could be useful for a normal user to process text files, re-format them etc... For a system administrator AWK is really a very important utility. Just walk around /var/yp/Makefile or look at the initialization scripts . AWK is used everywhere."

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