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There are several ways to run an
awk program. If the program is
short, it is easiest to include it in the command that runs
awk 'program' input-file1 input-file2 ...
When the program is long, it is usually more convenient to put it in a file
and run it with a command like this:
awk -f program-file input-file1 input-file2 ...
This section discusses both mechanisms, along with several variations of each.
awkprograms in files.