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Re: Is it appropriate to ask user-oriented questions on this list?

From: cga2000
Subject: Re: Is it appropriate to ask user-oriented questions on this list?
Date: Sun, 02 Dec 2007 17:54:36 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Sun, Dec 02, 2007 at 04:08:10PM EST, Aharon Robbins wrote:
> In article <address@hidden> you write:
> >I'm having trouble getting awk parsing to work when fields are
> >separated by two different characters (space and colon).
> You should probably be using -F'[: ]'.
> >First off I was wondering whether this is the correct place to ask.
> comp.lang.awk is for general awk questions. Read the gawk doc first to
> learn the language.
> >Also, I am running this on debian linux and the implementation of awk
> >that was installed by default is called "mawk".
> >
> >This appears to be an optimized version that may differ from the gnu
> >version.
> It does indeed differ.  It is (sadly) pretty much unsupported, although
> it often does run faster than gawk.
> >Please let me know if this list is appropriate for discussing such
> >matters.
> Have fun,
> Arnold
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Thanks, Arnold.

I'll take a look at comp.lang.awk.

I followed up on help-gnu-utils with the multiple separator issue.

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