The AWK Programming Language

Ranked #50 in Unix, Ranked #64 in Linux

Originally developed by Alfred Aho, Brian Kernighan, and Peter Weinberger in 1977, AWK is a pattern-matching language for writing short programs to perform common data-manipulation tasks. In 1985, a new version of the language was developed, incorporating additional features such as multiple input files, dynamic regular expressions, and user-defined funcitons. This new version is available for both UNIX and MS-DOS. less

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