The GNU version of the awk text processing utility.
The gawk packages contains the GNU version of awk, a text processing
utility. Awk interprets a special-purpose programming language to do
quick and easy text pattern matching and reformatting jobs.
Install the gawk package if you need a text processing utility. Gawk is
considered to be a standard Linux tool for processing text.
This is GNU Awk 3.1.5. It is upwardly compatible with the Bell Labs
research version of awk. It is almost completely compliant with the
1993 POSIX 1003.2 standard for awk. (See the note below about POSIX.)
This is a bug fix release. See NEWS and ChangeLog for details.
Work to be done is described briefly in the FUTURES file. Changes in this
version are summarized in the NEWS file. Ple
Sat Feb 18 23:07:55 EST 1995
Starting with 2.15.6, gawk will preserve the value of NF and $0 for
the last record read into the END rule(s). This is important to you
if your program uses
in an END rule to mean
(i.e., print nothing). Examine your awk programs carefully to make sure
that they use `print ""' instead of `print', otherwise you will get
If you se
Compiling GAWK on VMS:
There's a DCL command procedure that will issue all the necessary
CC and LINK commands, and there's also a Makefile for use with the MMS
utility. From the source directory, use either
|$ MMS/DECRIPTION=[.VMS]DECSRIP.MMS GAWK
DEC C -- use either vmsbuild.com or descrip.mms as is.
VAX C -- use `@vmsbuild VAXC' or `MMS/MACRO=("VAXC")'. On
Tue Mar 11 13:21:26 IST 2003
On AIX 4.2 systems, you need:
Sun May 2 18:40:46 IDT 1999
See the README.1st file in the atari directory.
README for GNU awk under BeOS
Last updated MCB, Tue Feb 6 10:15:46 GMT 2001
BeOS port contact: Mart
Wed Jul 28 16:28:42 IDT 2004
As of gawk 3.1.4, configure should correct
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On real Itanium systems, builds with GCC
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