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Why awk understand FS=“*” but not for FS=“-*-”?

I got a test file, its content is: a -*- b I used awk 'BEGIN {FS="*"} {print $2}' test, it prints out - b Correct! But when I use awk 'BEGIN {FS="-*-"} {print $2}' test, I got: * I know that FS ...
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awking for command options from man page

I am trying to auto-generate tab-completions for different commands. I am piping man pages for different commands into awk, then searching for command line options (eg. -shortopt --long-option) ...
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how to filter inner quotes? [closed]

is it possible to filter, i.e to put ESC in front of the inner quotes with sed, awk or other *NIX tool (no perl/python)? Example (revised): $ echo label=\"123 \"456\" 789\" \"AB C\" e f gh | magic-...
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Define a variable to awk pattern matching from bash

I am trying to grab 100 lines after the text "time: X" with X in {0,40,80,...,200}. Here is what I have so far: #!/bin/bash start=1 end=5 for i in $(seq $start $end);do j=$(($i*40)) awk '/time: ...