steve at ocesun1.oce.uri.EDU
Thu Jul 14 17:06:43 EDT 1994
How ironic! I just started to learn AWK today, and I see your message.
If you know C, AWK is very similar. I know C pretty well and have been
making very quick progress with AWK, it's pretty simple really, I think
it was intended to be a simple language. Two hours ago, the only thing
I knew about AWK was how to spell it but I just finished writing a 20
line program which ran perfectly (after a few debugs).
I browsed through the section on AWK in a UNIX reference called "UNIX
for the Impatient", Abrahams and Larson, Addison-Wesley Publishing.
I would assume most thorough UNIX references would contain some document-
ation on AWK. If you know C, this is all you will need. If you do not
know C, you will need a more thorough AWK reference, and maybe even a
C reference to keep by your side. AWK is thoroughly described by its
authors in "The AWK Programming Language", Aho, Kernighan, and Weinberger,
That's about all I know, at least on this subject. Hope it helps.
Ocean Mapping Division
Ocean Technology Center
Graduate School of Oceanography
University of Rhode Island
ph: 401 792-6853
fx: 401 792-6849
e-mail: steve at ocesun1.oce.uri.edu
More information about the grass-user