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AWK vs Perl: What are the differences?

AWK: 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; Perl: Highly capable, feature-rich programming language with over 26 years of development. Perl is a general-purpose programming language originally developed for text manipulation and now used for a wide range of tasks including system administration, web development, network programming, GUI development, and more.

AWK and Perl can be primarily classified as "Languages" tools.

AWK and Perl are both open source tools. Perl with 446 GitHub stars and 151 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than AWK with 206 GitHub stars and 41 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Perl has a broader approval, being mentioned in 172 company stacks & 403 developers stacks; compared to AWK, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.

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 Perl?

Perl is a general-purpose programming language originally developed for text manipulation and now used for a wide range of tasks including system administration, web development, network programming, GUI development, and more.
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      In addition to our fancy Docker setup, we have captured and sanitized production logs for the behavior of our legacy Perl MTA, and we can test that the log output from the new Go version behaves the same way as the old version. These tests are set up to allow us to switch between the legacy and new version of the MTA and ensure that both systems behave in a legacy-compatible way. Not only can we ensure that we operate against a variety of issues we've seen over time from inboxes, but we know that the newest version of our MTA continues to cover all the same expected behaviors of the legacy version. #CodeCollaborationVersionControl #ContinuousIntegration

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      Avatar of Perljobs.Ru
      Perljobs.Ru uses PerlPerl

      The whole backend part (deployment and other scripts, business logic, web interface) is written in Perl.

      Весь бэкенд (скрипты деплоя и прочие, бизнес-логика, веб-интерфейс) написан на Perl.

      Avatar of John Galbraith
      John Galbraith uses PerlPerl

      I use Perl to rip through log files and compare them to some signature files I have created. When I get a match, it adds the bad guy to the list of shame in MySQL.

      Avatar of Alexander Karelas
      Alexander Karelas uses PerlPerl

      A very expressive language, lets you say the same thing in many different ways

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      rapt.fm uses PerlPerl

      We use perl with rex to control our distributed systems.

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      ssshake uses PerlPerl

      I use perl on some legacy applications.

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