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1. tool, language (Named from the authors' initials) An
interpreted language included with many versions of Unix
massaging text data, developed by Alfred Aho, Peter Weinberger,
and Brian Kernighan in 1978. It is characterised by C
field-oriented text processing.
There is a GNU
version called gawk
and other varients
in part by awk but is much more powerful.
["The AWK Programming Language" A. Aho, B. Kernighan,
P. Weinberger, A-W 1988].
2. jargon An expression which is awkward to manipulate
through normal regexp
facilities, for example, one