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Re: Problems with awk / nawk

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Problems with awk / nawk
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2004 12:01:56 -0800
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"Makasy, Christine (USB)" <address@hidden> writes:

> The use of nawk produces the following error message: String /..../... too
> long at source line 1. 
> Which settings do I need to change? 

You need to use gawk instead of nawk.  One of gawk's design goals is
to avoid silly limits on string length.

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