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|Originally Published: Tuesday, 7 December 1999||Author: Joseph Kordish|
|Published to: news_learn_firststep/Firststep News||Page: 1/1 - [Printable]|
Awk is a great command line based application that is very good for parsing text files and also can be used for simplifying maintenance tasks. The general idea of awk is that it takes the input line by line, checks it for a specified test, and performs certain operations on the lines where the test evaluates to true. It performs this by either Mathamatical or either matching with regular expressions.