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NAME

awk - pattern-directed scanning and processing language

SYNOPSIS

awk [ -F fs ] [ [-v] var=value ] [ 'prog' | -f~ progfile ] [ file ... ]

DESCRIPTION

This version of the standard awk utility is nothing more than a wrapper that massages its arguments and calls the a2p translator to do the real conversion into Perl, which is then compiled and executed.

SEE ALSO

a2p(1)

A. V. Aho, B. W. Kernighan, P. J. Weinberger, The AWK Programming Language, Addison-Wesley, 1988. ISBN 0-201-07981-X

The One True Awk can be found at Brian Kernighan's http://cm.bell-labs.com/cm/cs/awkbook/index.html page.

RESTRICTIONS

a2p does not attempt to translate the myriad splinter versions of awk, nor follow the arguments there to.

BUGS

This manpage should probably include the entire awk manpage, and perhaps that of a2p as well.

It is not clear that a2p has tracked Brian's work in the last few years.

AUTHOR

This front-end written by Tom Christiansen, tchrist@perl.com. The a2p translator was written by Larry Wall, larry@wall.org, author of Perl.

COPYRIGHT and LICENSE

This program is copyright (c) Tom Christiansen 1999.

This program is free and open software. You may use, modify, distribute, and sell this program (and any modified variants) in any way you wish, provided you do not restrict others from doing the same.