Use the pattern-matching program
to process the specified files
has been replaced by nawk
(there's also a GNU version called gawk
instructions have the general form:
are optional. When specified on the command line, program
must be enclosed in single quotes to prevent the shell from interpreting its special symbols. Any variables specified in program
can be assigned an initial value by using command-line arguments of the form var
. See Chapter 11, The awk Programming Language
, for more information (including examples) on awk
Use program instructions contained in file
, instead of specifying program
on the command line.
Treat input file
as fields separated by character c
. By default, input fields are separated by runs of spaces and/or tabs.