Trying to understand the differences between the two functions gawk vs. awk? When would one use gawk vs awk? Or are they the same in terms of usage?
Also, could one provide an example?
AWK is a programming language. There are several implementations of AWK (mostly in the form of interpreters). AWK has been codified in POSIX.
The main implementations in use today are:
If you only care about standard features, call awk, which may be Gawk or nawk or mawk or some other implementation. If you want the features in GNU awk, use gawk or Perl or Python.
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