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We've compiled a list of 4 free and paid alternatives to AWK. The primary competitors include Python, Ruby. In addition to these, users also draw comparisons between AWK and Perl, Procedural Text Edit. Also you can look at other similar options here: Development Tools.

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Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented, extensible programming language.

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Ruby is a dynamic, reflective, general purpose object-oriented programming language that combines...

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Perl is a high-level, general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming language with over 22 years...

AWK is a programming language designed for text processing and typically used as a data extraction...

AWK Overview

If you are like many computer users, you would frequently like to make changes in various text files wherever certain patterns appear, or extract data from parts of certain lines while discarding the rest. To write a program to do this in a language such as C or Pascal is a time-consuming inconvenience that may take many lines of code. The job is easy with awk.

AWK Features

tick-square Scripting
tick-square Portable

AWK Platforms

AmigaOS Cygwin Haiku BSD Linux Mac Windows

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AWK Tags

unix programming development

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