The GNU Awk User's Guide
7. Patterns, Actions, and Variables
As you have already seen, each
awk statement consists of
a pattern with an associated action. This chapter describes how
you build patterns and actions, what kinds of things you can do within
awk's built-in variables.
The pattern-action rules and the statements available for use
within actions form the core of
In a sense, everything covered
up to here has been the foundation
that programs are built on top of. Now it's time to start
building something useful.