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The awk utility interprets a special-purpose programming language that makes it possible to handle simple data-reformatting jobs with just a few lines of code. It is a free version of 'awk.' GNU Awk implements the AWK utility which is part of IEEE Std 1003.1 Shell and Utilities (XCU).


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released on 8 April 2014

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GPLv2orlaterKelly Hopkins18 May 2010

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