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Listed below are all of the tasks on Rosetta Code which have been solved using AWK.

AWK is a small but powerful programming language that can process and convert text files. AWK is part of every Unix-derived system.

Each AWK program consists of pattern-action statements. The program reads each input line, checks lines against patterns, and runs matching actions. For programs that never read input lines, the entire program can be one BEGIN { ... } block.

  • List users who have /bin/ksh as a shell.<lang awk>$ awk -F: '$7 == "/bin/ksh" { print $1 }' /etc/passwd</lang>

AWK has only three types of variables: they are strings, floating-point numbers, and associative arrays (where every array index is a string). Conversion between strings and numbers is automatic. AWK also has regular expressions, which appear in many AWK programs. There are a few built-in functions, like cos() and sprintf().

  • Find average line length.<lang awk>$ awk '{ cnt += length($0) } END { print cnt / NR }' /etc/rc</lang>

The name "AWK" comes from the initials of Alfred Aho, Peter Weinberger and Brian Kernighan: they invented AWK during the 1970s. A few decades later, Kernighan continues to maintain the reference implementation of AWK.



  • - gawk, mawk (both are kept up to date)




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