Getting Started with Awk

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This reference is written for a semi-knowledgable UNIX user who has just come up against a problem and has been advised to use awk to solve it. Perhaps one of the examples can be quickly modified for immediate use.

The book is a work in progress, and there may be incomplete or missing chapters.

Chapters include:

  • Getting started with awk
  • Preface
  • Which version
  • For More Info
  • References
  • Introduction
  • Some basics
  • Some Samples
  • Using regular expressions
  • Booleans
  • Start and End
  • Begin and End
  • Awk variables
  • Awk Arrays
  • Punctuation guide
  • And now for a grand example:

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