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awkFunctions, presents the idea that reading programs in a language contributes to learning that language. This chapter continues that theme, presenting a potpourri of
awkprograms for your reading enjoyment. There are three sections. The first describes how to run the programs presented in this chapter.
The second presents
versions of several common POSIX utilities.
These are programs that you are hopefully already familiar with,
and therefore, whose problems are understood.
By reimplementing these programs in
you can focus on the
awk-related aspects of solving
the programming problem.
The third is a grab bag of interesting programs.
These solve a number of different data-manipulation and management
problems. Many of the programs are short, which emphasizes
ability to do a lot in just a few lines of code.
Many of these programs use the library functions presented in
A Library of