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awk /awk/ 1. /n./ [Unix techspeak] An interpreted language
for massaging text data developed by Alfred Aho, Peter Weinberger,
and Brian Kernighan (the name derives from their initials). It is
characterized by C-like syntax, a declaration-free approach to
variable typing and declarations, associative arrays, and
field-oriented text processing. See also Perl. 2. n.
Editing term for an expression awkward to manipulate through normal
regexp facilities (for example, one containing a
newline). 3. /vt./ To process data using `awk(1)'.
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