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AWK vs Markdown: What are the differences?

Developers describe AWK as "A language for text processing, data extraction and reporting". 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. On the other hand, Markdown is detailed as "Text-to-HTML conversion tool/syntax for web writers, by John Gruber". Markdown is two things: (1) a plain text formatting syntax; and (2) a software tool, written in Perl, that converts the plain text formatting to HTML.

AWK and Markdown belong to "Languages" category of the tech stack.

AWK is an open source tool with 206 GitHub stars and 41 GitHub forks. Here's a link to AWK's open source repository on GitHub.

reddit, StackShare, and Asana are some of the popular companies that use Markdown, whereas AWK is used by Betaout, itexto, and Datto. Markdown has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1006 company stacks & 4064 developers stacks; compared to AWK, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.

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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.

What is Markdown?

Markdown is two things: (1) a plain text formatting syntax; and (2) a software tool, written in Perl, that converts the plain text formatting to HTML.
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      Avatar of StackShare
      StackShare uses MarkdownMarkdown

      We’re using Markdown parsers for Reviews, Blog Posts, and Stack Description (the text you’re reading right now). We’re using Bootstrap Markdown for content input (except for reviews) and RedCarpet for rendering in certain places.

      Avatar of Wing Tang Wong
      Wing Tang Wong uses MarkdownMarkdown

      Markdown represents a highly portable and lightweight text formatting. I had converted all of my Wordpress posts to Markdown prior to migrating over to Jekyll and eventually to Hugo. The fact that many generators support Markdown means that my content remains portable regardless of the platform/engine I use.

      Avatar of Volkan Özçelik
      Volkan Özçelik uses MarkdownMarkdown

      What you see is not what you get, never it is.

      Documentation is better in Markdown format. You don’t need anything special to read it.

      It is compact, portable, comparable.

      Markdown is my text file format of choice.

      Avatar of Jeff Flynn
      Jeff Flynn uses MarkdownMarkdown

      Because it is almost an effortless markup language without ever having to write an HTML tag. Of course, you'll want to use it in environments that make it look pretty (GitHub, etc.)

      Avatar of Roger Salomonsson
      Roger Salomonsson uses MarkdownMarkdown

      Using StackEdit to edit markdown files for blog roll and about sections. MD files are stored in Google Drive and pushed to GH pages through StackEdit.

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