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Re: GNU awk ver. 3.1.6 OFS-related bug

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: GNU awk ver. 3.1.6 OFS-related bug
Date: Tue, 08 Mar 2011 19:31:19 +0100
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George Zarkadas <address@hidden> writes:

> Awk does not honor OFS assignments in the BEGIN block (when FS is also
> previously set), unless a statement inside the applied rule's action
> forces record reconstitution. 

Correct.  $0 is only rebuilt if a field is changed.


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