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GNU Awk

https://www.gnu.org/software/gawk/
Text scanning and processing language

Gawk is the GNU implementation of Awk, a specialized programming language for the easy manipulation of formatted text, such as tables of data. Gawk features many extensions beyond the traditional implementation, including network access, sorting, and large libraries.

Documentation

This package is well suited for working with text files, when several kinds of tasks occur repeatedly, for extracting certain lines and discard the rest is needed, or for making changes wherever certain patterns appear. It can handle simple data-reformatting jobs with just a few lines of code.

Full documentation available at https://www.gnu.org/software/gawk/manual/

Further reading

Bookstore

Effective awk Programming, 4th Edition

Selection from the FSF shop

Free as in Freedom 2.0, by Richard Stallman

Introduction to the Command Line



Helping the GNU Project and the Free Software Movement



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