Universal Text Processing and Pattern Matching
When processing text files, the awk language is ideal for handling data extraction, reporting, and data-reformatting jobs. This practical guide serves as both a reference and tutorial for POSIX-standard awk and for the GNU implementation, called gawk. This book is useful for novices and awk experts alike.
In more » this thoroughly revised edition, author and gawk lead developer Arnold Robbins describes the awk language and gawk program in detail, shows you how to use awk and gawk for problem solving, and then dives into specific features of gawk. System administrators, programmers, webmasters, and other power users will find everything they need to know about awk and gawk. « less
Beginning with the description of operating system in general the book discusses features that made Unix the most suitable operating system of its time. An overview of file management in Unix and commonly used Unix commands is then provided. Further, it delves into the detailed description of file system more » and compression techniques, processes and signals, vi editor, system calls, and awk scripting. Detailed description about different types of editors and shell programming (including Bourne, C, and interactive Korn shell) has also been provided. Chapters dedicated to debugging and system development, language development, text formatting tools, interprocess communication, and system administration are covered in the later part of the book.
To aid students, the book provides numerous examples and complete program scripts that will help in grasping the key concepts effectively. « less
Text Processing and Pattern Matching
Effective awk Programming delivers complete coverage of the gawk 3.1 language and the most up-to-date coverage of the POSIX standard for awk available anywhere. Author Arnold Robbins clearly distinguishes standard awk features from GNU awk (gawk)-specific features, shines light into many of the "dark more » corners" of the language, and devotes two full chapters to example programs. A brand new chapter is devoted to TCP/IP networking with gawk. This book is the official "User's Guide" for the GNU implementation of awk. « less
sed & awk describes two text manipulation programs that are mainstays of the UNIX programmer's toolbox. This edition covers the sed and awk programs as they are mandated by the POSIX standard and includes discussion of the GNU versions of these programs.