This is a reference guide to the information presented in the larger volumes. It presents a concise summary of regular expressions and pattern matching, and summaries of Sed and Awk. This edition has expanded coverage of Gawk (GNU Awk), and includes sections on: an overview of Sed and Awk's command line syntax; alphabetical summaries of commands, including Nawk and Gawk; profiling with PGawk; coprocesses and sockets with Gawk; internationalization with Gawk; and a listing of resources for Sed and Awk users.
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Author Biography - Arnold Robbins
Arnold Robbins, an Atlanta native, is a professional programmer and technical author. He has worked with Unix systems since 1980, when he was introduced to a PDP-11 running a version of Sixth Edition Unix. He has been a heavy AWK user since 1987, when he became involved with gawk, the GNU project's version of AWK. As a member of the POSIX 1003.2 balloting group, he helped shape the POSIX standard for AWK. He is currently the maintainer of gawk and its documentation. He is also coauthor of the sixth edition of O'Reilly's Learning the vi Editor. Since late 1997, he and his family have been living happily in Israel.