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A language for text processing, data extraction and reporting

What is AWK?

A data-driven scripting language consisting of a set of actions to be taken against streams of textual data – either run directly on files or used as part of a pipeline – for purposes of extracting or transforming text, such as producing formatted reports.
AWK is a tool in the Languages category of a tech stack.
AWK is an open source tool with 311 GitHub stars and 58 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to AWK's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses AWK?

74 companies reportedly use AWK in their tech stacks, including Yext, Yummly, and bet365.

12 developers on StackShare have stated that they use AWK.

Why developers like AWK?

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AWK Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to AWK?
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AWK's Followers
14 developers follow AWK to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
Lars H Vik
Muhammad Eizlan
Antonio Ferraioli
LaDonna Marie
Saravanan Baskaran
Justin Dorfman