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Hard to use, and hard to follow
on 6 October 2000
I guess it's just me, but when I want to use AWK I reach for this book, spend an hour trying to find something, try a few test programs which the book infers will hang together, and then give up and reach for either "UNIX in a nutshell" or another script which does something similar. I find the book misses several basics - it assumes that I'm at a level I'm not and never takes me there itself. And I feel that it should.