sed and awk Pocket Reference

sed and awk Pocket Reference

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by Arnold Robbins
     
 

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For people who create and modify text files, sed and awk are power tools for editing. sed, awk, and regular expressions allow programmers and system administrators to automate editing tasks that need to be performed on one or more files, to simplify the task of performing the same edits on multiple files, and to write conversion programs.The sed & awk Pocket

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For people who create and modify text files, sed and awk are power tools for editing. sed, awk, and regular expressions allow programmers and system administrators to automate editing tasks that need to be performed on one or more files, to simplify the task of performing the same edits on multiple files, and to write conversion programs.The sed & awk Pocket Reference is a companion volume to sed & awk, Second Edition, Unix in a Nutshell, Third Edition, and Effective awk Programming, Third Edition. This new edition has expanded coverage of gawk (GNU awk), and includes sections on:

  • An overview of sed and awk's command line syntax
  • Alphabetical summaries of commands, including nawk and gawk
  • Profiling with pgawk
  • Coprocesses and sockets with gawk
  • Internationalization with gawk
  • A listing of resources for sed and awk users
This small book is a handy reference guide to the information presented in the larger volumes. It presents a concise summary of regular expressions and pattern matching, and summaries of sed and awk.Arnold Robbins, an Atlanta native now happily living in Israel, is a professional programmer and technical author and coauthor of various O'Reilly Unix titles. He has been working with Unix systems since 1980, and currently maintains gawk and its documentation.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780596003524
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/28/2002
Series:
Pocket Reference (O'Reilly) Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
54
Sales rank:
369,924
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.20(d)

Meet the Author

Arnold Robbins, an Atlanta native, is a professional programmer and technical author. He has worked with Unix systems since 1980, when he was introduced to a PDP-11 running a version of Sixth Edition Unix. He has been a heavy AWK user since 1987, when he became involved with gawk, the GNU project's version of AWK. As a member of the POSIX 1003.2 balloting group, he helped shape the POSIX standard for AWK. He is currently the maintainer of gawk and its documentation. He is also coauthor of the sixth edition of O'Reilly's Learning the vi Editor. Since late 1997, he and his family have been living happily in Israel.

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sed and awk Pocket Reference 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Actually, I am growing to like this.
Anonymous 4 months ago
I like it! I wrote somehig like this once. A mix of fairytales. Plaease keep going!
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Sed and awk are the mainstay for those of you who write shell scripts on unix/linux machines that manipulate text files. It is difficult to overstate the usefulness of these two programs. So O'Reilly and Robbins decided to help you by providing this pocketbook reference that encapsulates the online help for the programs. The book is aimed at someone who programs, but still prefers a traditional hardcopy reference as an aid to human memory. It assumes that you basically already know how to use the programs, but just need some reminder as to the exact syntax and all the possible options.