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Awk Tips, Tricks and Pitfalls

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This article covers 10 Awk programming language tips, tricks and pitfalls:

1. Be idiomatic!
2. Pitfall: shorten pipelines
3. Print lines using ranges
4. Split file on patterns
5. Locale-based pitfalls
6. Parse CSV
7. Pitfall: validate an IPv4 address
8. Check whether two files contain the same data
9. Pitfall: contexts and variable types in awk
10. Pulling out things
 read more | score:8704 | -pkrumins, October 24, 2008
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