sociative arrays}, and

field-oriented text processing.

There is a GNU version called gawk and other varients including bawk, mawk, nawk, tawk. Perl was inspired in part by awk but is much more powerful.

Unix manual page: awk(1).

netlib WWW. netlib FTP.

["The AWK Programming Language" A. Aho, B. Kernighan, P. Weinberger, A-W 1988].

<jargon>

2. An expression which is awkward to manipulate through normal regexp facilities, for example, one containing a newline.

[Jargon File]

Last updated: 1995-10-06

Nearby terms:

laration-free variables, {associative arrays}, andsociative arrays}, and-oriented text processing.

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