Example based guide to mastering GNU awk.
The book also includes exercises to test your understanding, which is presented together as a single file in this repo - Exercises.md
For solutions to the exercises, see Exercise_solutions.md.
See Version_changes.md to keep track of changes made to the book.
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Step up your cli fu with this fabulous intro & deep dive into awk. I learned a ton of tricks!
I consider myself pretty experienced at shell-fu and capable of doing most things I set out to achieve in either bash scripts or fearless one-liners. However, my awk is rudimentary at best, I think mostly because it's such an unforgiving environment to experiment in.
These books you've written are great for a bit of first principles insight and then quickly building up to functional usage. I will have no hesitation in referring colleagues to them!
Open an issue if you spot any typo/errors.
⚠️ ⚠️ Please DO NOT submit pull requests. Main reason being any modification requires changes in multiple places.
I'd also highly appreciate your feedback about the book.
awkand other commands
Special thanks to all my friends and online acquaintances for their help, support and encouragement, especially during these difficult times.
The book is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License
The code snippets are licensed under MIT, see LICENSE file