Nerd Alert: The AWK Programming Language - Second Edition

AWK... Yes, this "little language" has been out for decades (since 1977).   The original book from the language authors was a great combination of simplicity and broad coverage of examples.  It landed (1980's) just when I needed it as a developer.  I used it for years to prototype simple programs before building in "C" or Java.   Brian Kernighan has been helping to "maintain" the "true" version for years and had the original "troff" version of the book.   Now they are releasing a second edition in early October.    I'm looking forward to the "The AWK Programming Language - Second Edition (Addison-Wesley Professional Computing Series)" when Amazon expects ship it in early October.

Latest Acquisition - Grep Pocket Reference


Title: Grep Pocket Reference
Authors: John Bambenek, Agnieszka Klus
Publisher: O’Reilly Media
Year: 2009
ISBN: 9780596153601
Scan Date: 2023-05-18
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Description: grep Pocket Reference is the first guide devoted to grep, the powerful Unix content-location utility. This handy book is ideal for system administrators, security professionals, developers, and others who want to learn more about grep and take new approaches with it – for everything from mail filtering and system log management to malware analysis. With grep Pocket Reference, you will: Learn methods for filtering large files for specific content Acquire information not included in the current grep documentation Get several tricks for using variants such as egrep Keep key information about grep right at your fingertips Find the answers you need about grep quickly and easily. If you’re familiar with this utility, grep Pocket Reference will help you refresh your basic knowledge, understand rare situations, and work more efficiently. If you’re new to grep, this book is the best way to get started.