semi-OT: awk - field separator

Robert Huff roberthuff at
Thu Nov 15 12:05:12 PST 2007

Josh Carroll writes:

>  >         What is the canonical way to get (FreeBSD default) awk to use a
>  > single double-quote as the field separator?  I have tried variations
>  > on -F\\\" and -F"\"" and the best I can get is:
>  awk -F'"'
>  That's a single quote, then a double quote, then another single
>  quote. Or:

	That's the ticket.
	Thanks, everyone.

			Robert Huff

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