Help Me Learn AWK
March 11, 2013 7:42 PM Subscribe
I'm good at Grep (aka pattern matching, aka regular expressions). Can you help me figure out the best way to learn AWK?
posted by Quisp Lover to computers & internet (27 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a grep-a-holic. I've been using it (via BBEdit) to manipulate text (not code) for years. And I've been told that AWK would be a fun way of extending my grep skills. Luckily, it's built into the UNIX layer of my Mac.
I have no other programming experience, aside from some HTML and applescript, plus an overall comfort with command line.
Can you recommend a reference for someone in my position? Either something authoritative and accessible, or else interesting and catchy. Or, even better, are there are any resources out there specifically for people coming to AWK via grep? Probably not, but it'd be great.
For extra points, what do I learn after mastering AWK?