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awk
Last modified: Tuesday, January 14, 2003 

An interpreted programming language that is included in most versions of UNIX. The name is derived from the initials of its creators -- Alfred Aho, Peter Weinberger, and Brian Kernighan -- who developed the language in 1977 and 1978. The language is particularly designed for filtering and manipulating textual data. In this respect, it is similar to Perl, though Perl is more powerful.

There are many variants of awk, including gawk, which is the GNU version.

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Effective AWK Programming - online user's guide
Explain the features of awk, as defined in the POSIX standard, and provides instructions on how to use it.

GAWK Manual
Online manual for GAWK, the GNU implmentation of AWK.

UNIX utilities - awk
Includes information on the general structure of awk scripts as well as elementary and advanced programming information with examples.

Yahoo!'s awk page
Yahoo!'s directory of awk.

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