Subject: bin/17466: awk(1), awk vs. gawk
To: None <>
From: Klaus Klein <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 07/03/2002 12:53:04
>Number:         17466
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       awk(1), awk vs. gawk
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Jul 03 03:54:01 PDT 2002
>Originator:     Klaus Klein
>Release:        NetBSD 1.5ZC
Frobozz Magic Standards Company

	awk(1) reads:

	GAWK(1)                  Utility Commands                 GAWK(1)

		gawk - pattern scanning and processing language

		gawk [ POSIX or GNU style options ] -f program-file [ -- ]
		     file ...
		gawk [ POSIX or GNU style options ] [  --  ]  program-text
		     file ...

	While it's good in principle to have a clear statement that this
	GNU awk, there is no gawk link installed to execute the command

	man awk

	Install a link `gawk' to `awk'.
	Unclear if gawk(1) should be adjusted to mention the awk(1)
	command name.