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To Miriam, for making me complete.
To Chana, for the joy you bring us.
To Rivka, for the exponential increase.
To Nachum, for the added dimension.
This book teaches you about the
awk language and
how you can use it effectively. You should already be familiar with basic
system commands, such as
ls,(1) and basic shell
facilities, such as Input/Output (I/O) redirection and pipes.
Implementations of the
awk language are available for many different
computing environments. This book, while describing the
in general, also describes a particular implementation of
gawk (which stands for "GNU Awk").
gawk runs on a broad range
of Unix systems, ranging from 80386 PC-based computers, up through large scale
systems, such as Crays.
gawk has also been ported to MS-DOS and
OS/2 PC's, Atari and Amiga micro-computers, and VMS.
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