[uClibc]Re: Awk poetry ;) [was: awk replacement for initfini.pl]

Rogelio M. Serrano Jr. rogelio at quarq.info
Tue Oct 15 12:58:03 UTC 2002

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On 15 Oct 2002, Miles Bader wrote:

> Christian MICHON <christian_michon at yahoo.fr> writes:
> > Please note:
> > I did not make any use of special features that would be nawk or gawk
> > compatible only.
> `nawk' is not really a particular version of awk, it's a way of avoiding
> a particularly horrible old version of awk on some systems (missing many
> many modern awk features, rife with bugs, and otherwise almost
> completely unusable; even simple awk programs often won't run correctly
> using it).
> It's a moot point if redhat doesn't have /usr/bin/nawk though; I suppose
> it's more important to support redhat systems than old sun systems.

On debian you can use mawk. maybe you should all get mawk and compile it.
The debian source package has a very good patch to fix up a lot of bugs.

> -miles
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