Subject: Re: README: nawk vs. gawk
To: NetBSD-current Discussion List <>
From: Rick Kelly <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/01/2001 22:18:39
Greg A. Woods said:

>as in "/usr/sbin/config"?  I didn't even know it used awk!

I didn't know either until I made the switch. :-)

>SunOS-4.1.4 had at least both oawk and nawk, IIRC, just as do all AT&T
>System V's since (and including) Release 3.1 (1987 according to my
>release notes).  There might even have been another version in the XPG
>package too....

I've always just used "awk". 

>     The /usr/bin/nawk and  /usr/xpg4/bin/awk  utilities  execute
>     programs  written in the nawk programming language, which is
>     specialized for textual data manipulation.


Rick Kelly