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Re: Gawk gsub puzzle

From: Jürgen Kahrs
Subject: Re: Gawk gsub puzzle
Date: Fri, 07 Jul 2006 19:38:55 +0200
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Celsus English wrote:

> Am I missing something here in this very simple test ? .....

Yes, please read http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Awk#Criticism

The most common problem with AWK on Microsoft-platforms
is the quoting problem: When using AWK source code on
the command line, users often overlook the details of
quoting. While the ' and " characters have a well-defined
meaning in Unix environments, their semantics in the
command line interpreter of Microsoft is different.

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