Is there a database built into the base system

RW rwmaillists at
Sat Apr 8 13:55:08 UTC 2017

On Fri, 07 Apr 2017 21:34:17 -0400
Ernie Luzar wrote:

he op I have been reading all the replies. I know that awk
> exists, but never used it because the man page is so hard to
> understand. I like this manual but this online version is hard to
> navigate.

I were you I'd start by looking for a shorter tutorial with some good

What's nice about awk is the way it's optimized for use in pipelines.
You can run a series of action (blocks of code) against each line, each
action can be preceded by an optional test. There also a BEGIN{} block
where you can do initialization and an END{} block where you can tie
things up. If you don't want to use it that way you can simply put all
the code inside BEGIN{}.

Beyond this unusual structure it's a pretty straightforward scripting

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