The GNU Awk User's Guide
B.3.3 Installation on PC Operating Systems
This section covers installation and usage of
gawk on x86 machines
running DOS, any version of Windows, or OS/2.
In this section, the term "Win32"
refers to any of Windows-95/98/ME/NT/2000.
The limitations of DOS (and DOS shells under Windows or OS/2) has meant
that various "DOS extenders" are often used with programs such as
gawk. The varying capabilities of Microsoft Windows 3.1
and Win32 can add to the confusion. For an overview of the
considerations, please refer to `README_d/README.pc' in the