Getting Started with Awk Command

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Awk is a powerful data processing programming language built in to almost every *nix system. It looks like a general purpose programming language on the surface, but it’s built to take input and run actions based on that input. If you need to process text based on certain conditions, awk will almost always get the job done more quickly than a general purpose language like C. It’s also interpreted, so you avoid the long-winded compilation and debugging process of compiled languages. Extra fun fact: the program’s odd name is an initialism of its programmers’ names: Alfred Aho, Peter Weinberger, and

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