Category:AWK
This programming language may be used to instruct a computer to perform a task.
Execution method:  Interpreted 

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AWK is a small but powerful programming language that can process and convert text files. AWK is part of every Unixderived system.
Each AWK program consists of patternaction 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 $1 }' /etc/passwd</lang>
AWK has only three types of variables: they are strings, floatingpoint numbers, and associative arrays (where every array index is a string). Conversion between strings and numbers is automatic. AWK also has regular expressions, which appear in many AWK programs. There are a few builtin functions, like cos() and sprintf().
 Find average line length.<lang awk>$ 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.
Links
 awk(1) manual page, short and brief
 gawk GNU awk manual
 AWK in Wikipedia
 AWK Community Portal
OnlineExecution
 ideone.com  gawk, mawk (both are kept up to date)
Todo
Subcategories
This category has the following 4 subcategories, out of 4 total.
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 AWK Implementations (8 P)
 AWK User (68 P)
 Awk User (1 P)
Pages in category "AWK"
The following 200 pages are in this category, out of 709 total.
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A
 A+B
 Abbreviations, automatic
 Abbreviations, easy
 ABC problem
 ABC words
 Abundant odd numbers
 Abundant, deficient and perfect number classifications
 Ackermann function
 Additive primes
 Air mass
 Align columns
 Aliquot sequence classifications
 Almost prime
 Alternade words
 Amicable pairs
 Anadromes
 Anagrams
 Anagrams/Deranged anagrams
 Angle difference between two bearings
 Angles (geometric), normalization and conversion
 Antiprimes
 Append a record to the end of a text file
 Append numbers at same position in strings
 Apply a callback to an array
 Approximate equality
 Archimedean spiral
 Arithmeticgeometric mean
 Arithmetic/Complex
 Arithmetic/Integer
 Array concatenation
 Array length
 Arrays
 Ascending primes
 Assertions
 Associative array/Creation
 Associative array/Iteration
 Associative array/Merging
 Attractive numbers
 Audio alarm
 Averages/Arithmetic mean
 Averages/Mean angle
 Averages/Mean time of day
 Averages/Median
 Averages/Mode
 Averages/Pythagorean means
 Averages/Root mean square
 Averages/Simple moving average
B
C
 Caesar cipher
 Calculating the value of e
 Calendar
 Call a function
 Cantor set
 Carmichael 3 strong pseudoprimes
 Casesensitivity of identifiers
 Casting out nines
 Catalan numbers
 Catalan numbers/Pascal's triangle
 Change e letters to i in words
 Changeable words
 Character codes
 Check that file exists
 Cheryl's birthday
 Chinese remainder theorem
 Chinese zodiac
 Chowla numbers
 Circles of given radius through two points
 Circular primes
 Cistercian numerals
 Closestpair problem
 Code Golf: Code Golf
 Collect and sort square numbers in ascending order from three lists
 Collections
 Colour bars/Display
 Combinations
 Combinations with repetitions
 Comma quibbling
 Commandline arguments
 Comments
 Common list elements
 Common sorted list
 Compare a list of strings
 Compare length of two strings
 Compiler/code generator
 Compiler/lexical analyzer
 Compiler/Simple file inclusion pre processor
 Compiler/syntax analyzer
 Compiler/virtual machine interpreter
 Compound data type
 Concatenate two primes is also prime
 Conditional structures
 Conjugate a Latin verb
 Convert seconds to compound duration
 Conway's Game of Life
 Coprimes
 Copy a string
 Copy stdin to stdout
 Count how many vowels and consonants occur in a string
 Count in factors
 Count in octal
 Count occurrences of a substring
 Count the coins
 Cousin primes
 Create a file
 Create a twodimensional array at runtime
 Create an executable for a program in an interpreted language
 Create an HTML table
 CSV data manipulation
 CSV to HTML translation
 Cubic special primes
 Cullen and Woodall numbers
 Cumulative standard deviation
 Currency
 CUSIP
 Cyclops numbers
D
 Damm algorithm
 Date format
 Date manipulation
 Day of the week
 Day of the week of Christmas and New Year
 Days between dates
 Deceptive numbers
 Decision tables
 Deepcopy
 Delete a file
 Department numbers
 Descending primes
 Determine if a string has all the same characters
 Determine if a string has all unique characters
 Determine if a string is collapsible
 Determine if a string is numeric
 Determine if a string is squeezable
 Determine sentence type
 Digit fifth powers
 Digital root
 Digital root/Multiplicative digital root
 Dijkstra's algorithm
 Dinesman's multipledwelling problem
 Disarium numbers
 Discordian date
 Dot product
 Draw a clock
 Draw a cuboid
 Draw a sphere
 Dutch national flag problem
 Dynamic variable names
E
 Eban numbers
 Emirp primes
 Empty directory
 Empty program
 Empty string
 Entropy
 Entropy/Narcissist
 Enumerations
 Environment variables
 Equilibrium index
 Erdősprimes
 Ethiopian multiplication
 EuclidMullin sequence
 Euler's sum of powers conjecture
 Evaluate binomial coefficients
 Even or odd
 Evolutionary algorithm
 Exactly three adjacent 3 in lists
 Execute a system command
 Execute Brain****
 Exponentiation operator
 Exponentiation order
 Exponentiation with infix operators in (or operating on) the base
 Extra primes
 Extract file extension
 Extreme floating point values