An Awk Primer/Resources

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Further reading[edit]

  • The AWK Manual: A very detailed website that explains everything there is to know about Awk.
  • Gawk: Effective AWK Programming: This Web page teaches you about the awk language and how you can use it effectively.
    • Quote from Foreword to the Third Edition, Michael Brennan, Author of mawk: "This book is the gawk reference manual, but at its core it is a book about AWK programming that will appeal to a wide audience. It is a definitive reference to the AWK language as defined by the 1987 Bell Laboratories release and codified in the 1992 POSIX Utilities standard. On the other hand, the novice AWK programmer can study a wealth of practical programs that emphasize the power of AWK’s basic idioms: data-driven control flow, pattern matching with regular expressions, and associative arrays. Those looking for something new can try out gawk’s interface to network protocols via special /inet files."