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5.0 out of 5 stars A superb text on what Awk can do...and how to do it!, 20 Jan 1999
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This review is from: The AWK Programming Language (Paperback)
While the Nutshell book is more of a reference guide, Aho's shows how to really use the language with practical examples.
From basic examples to flatfile reports and using Awk to try out language issues in compiler design.
For those who know Awk there are some great ideas in here. For those who are just starting out it's an excellent way to ease yourself into writing Awk scripts.
A script writers must have.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent reference, 26 Mar 1999
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The AWK Programming Language was written very well. The first couple of chapters describe the language and the rest are full of real-world examples. The exercises at the end of each section are very helpful and expand on the examples given. Any one who works with flat data files should be familiar with awk, and this is the book to get the job done.
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5.0 out of 5 stars "The" AWK book, 19 Feb 1998
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This review is from: The AWK Programming Language (Paperback)
This book is to AWK what "The C Programming Language" is to C. Its the bible. Its your first read. Its your constant reference guide. I too, am an AWKaholic. The examples are well thought out and designed to show the power of AWK. If a problem fits AWK's problem space....there is Nothing better at solving the problem.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The book that defines the language., 11 May 1998
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This review is from: The AWK Programming Language (Paperback)
Chapter 2 of The AWK Programming Language serves as the formal definition of the language, written by its creators. There is no other published standard or official document. So this book is the primary, definitive resource for all issues related to the awk programming language in general. Other awk resources (e.g., the GNU awk manual) should be regarded as secondary and treated as subordinate to The AWK Programming Language. It is especially important for contributors to the Usenet newsgroup comp.lang.awk to bear this in mind when posting general, version-independent information about awk to that newsgroup.
Owning this book is a prerequisite to becoming an expert awk programmer. Though there are other resources available for learning awk, both in print and on the Internet, none of them are as succinct and as straighforward as The AWK Programming Language.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is an excellent reference book, 7 Oct 1998
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I found this book to be well written and to the point. I was able to quickly learn the basics. Yet the book is also a valuable reference book covering all facets of the language. I would highly recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book is worth the money. Trust me., 11 April 1999
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I have only read the first chapter of this book. But I am hooked. It might be the best book on any subject I have ever read. I wish all programming books were written this way.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best AWK reference around., 31 Dec 1996
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I think this is the best AWK reference book around. Easy to read and
understand references and examples. As a beginner I was able to start
quickly, and now it still makes a fine reference to the finer points
of using AWK.
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