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Re: Gawk-3.1.6 for Windows

From: John Cowan
Subject: Re: Gawk-3.1.6 for Windows
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2008 11:26:02 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

address@hidden scripsit:

> Something is going on with the wildcards.

Wildcards in file names are not implemented by gawk, but by the shell.
The native Windows shells do not do this except in their built-in
commands such as del and copy; some native Windows programs also implement
wildcards themselves.

So you need a shell that runs on Windows.  The cygwin package (at
cygwin.com) will provide you with a bash shell similar to the one you
used on Linux, plus a port of awk that is tuned to work well with it
(slashes instead of backslashes, even).  There are alternative solutions
out there as well.

John Cowan    http://ccil.org/~cowan    address@hidden
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