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29 Jun 2019

Awk by example

In this series of articles, I’m going to turn you into a proficient awk coder. I’ll admit, awk doesn’t have a very pretty or particularly “hip” name, and the GNU version of awk, called gawk, sounds downright weird.

In the evening I read Awk by example the first in a series by Daniel Robbins to refresh my awk knowledge. While I am mostly a Perl programmer, and use now and then Perl one-liners to solve small problems, I like to have tools like awk in my toolkit as well.