This book is for anyone who is inclined to learn text processing and data extraction in a Unix-like environment. Readers will gain sufficient practical knowledge to write AWK one-liners for extracting data and write clean and small AWK programs to solve complex problems. You will be able to automate the process of cleaning any raw data, remove any extra unnecessary stuff, and create a desired reportable output. Examples given in the book are easily reproducible and will help you better understand AWK.
Text processing is used in data mining, data cleaning of CSV, and other similar-format database files. System administrators use it in their shell scripts to automate tasks and filter out command output. It is used extensively with