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A Library of
presents the idea that reading programs in a language contributes to
learning that language. This chapter continues that theme,
presenting a potpourri of
awk programs for your reading
There are three sections.
The first describes how to run the programs presented
in this chapter.
The second presents
versions of several common POSIX utilities.
These are programs that you are hopefully already familiar with,
and therefore, whose problems are understood.
By reimplementing these programs in
you can focus on the
awk-related aspects of solving
the programming problem.
The third is a grab bag of interesting programs.
These solve a number of different data-manipulation and management
problems. Many of the programs are short, which emphasizes
ability to do a lot in just a few lines of code.
Many of these programs use the library functions presented in
A Library of
14.1 Running the Example Programs How to run these examples. 14.2 Reinventing Wheels for Fun and Profit Clones of common utilities. 14.3 A Grab Bag of
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