Is there a database built into the base system

Tomasz Rola rtomek at
Fri Apr 7 22:28:08 UTC 2017

On Fri, Apr 07, 2017 at 02:06:29PM -0700, Karl Young wrote:
> Ah, I thought there was perl and python in base system.  If not, then I
> second the awk recommendation.  Awk is powerful enough, and should be
> fast enough for what OP has described.
> But I wouldn't suggest to learn awk from man page.  "The Awk Programming
> Language", written by the inventors of Awk, is a lovely book and even has
> a whole chapter on databases.
> And, it's available for free.

Thanks for mentioning this. A book is real pearl of programming
wisdom. Especially if one does not object against processing text
based data. There is plenty of small and not so small examples in it,
including relational database system written in awk - not an sql-based
one, but something more integrated with awk.

Well, I did not count on OP learning awk from man page :-). I counted
he would start looking around for examples. We have internet nowadays...

Tomasz Rola

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