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This Web page describes the GNU implementation of
awk, which follows
the POSIX specification.
awk users learned
with the original
awk implementation in Version 7 Unix.
(This implementation was the basis for
awk in Berkeley Unix,
through 4.3-Reno. Subsequent versions of Berkeley Unix, and systems
derived from 4.4BSD-Lite, use various versions of
This chapter briefly describes the
evolution of the
awk language, with cross-references to other parts
of the Web page where you can find more information.
A.1 Major Changes Between V7 and SVR3.1 The major changes between V7 and System V Release 3.1. A.2 Changes Between SVR3.1 and SVR4 Minor changes between System V Releases 3.1 and 4. A.3 Changes Between SVR4 and POSIX
New features from the POSIX standard. A.4 Extensions in the Bell Laboratories
New features from the Bell Laboratories version of
A.5 Extensions in
gawkNot in POSIX
The extensions in
gawknot in POSIX
A.6 Major Contributors to
The major contributors to
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