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Additional Configuration Options

There are several additional options you may use on the configure command line when compiling gawk from scratch, including:

Treat pathnames that begin with /p as BSD portal files when doing two-way I/O with the |& operator (see Using gawk with BSD Portals).
Use the version of the gettext library that comes with gawk. This option should be used on systems that do not use version 2 (or later) of the GNU C library. All known modern GNU/Linux systems use Glibc 2. Use this option on any other system.
Disable all message-translation facilities. This is usually not desirable, but it may bring you some slight performance improvement. You should also use this option if --with-included-gettext doesn't work on your system.