Linked by pkrumins on Thu 19th Feb 2009 12:17 UTC
General Development If you have ever been interested in awk and sed Unix utilities, then you probably know about the awk1line.txt and sed1line.txt files that are floating around the Internet. Each file contains around 80 idiomatic sed and awk one-liners for performing various text modification tasks.
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Benefits of Awk and Sed
by abraxas on Fri 20th Feb 2009 02:25 UTC
abraxas
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2005-07-07

It's been said before but you don't always have Python or Perl available and knowing Awk and Sed can be a life saver. They are also great tools for formatting output for input into other programs. An entire scripting language is overkill for that kind of work.

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