The book is written from the beginners' point of view. It covers the basic to intermediate skills that are essential for text processing in a simple and effective manner. But at the same time, there is good amount of stuff that a seasoned AWK user shall find interesting. It covers a wide range of audience and shall be useful to the following people:
- Data scientists who need to extract and clean data for analysis
- Developers who perform parsing of flat text files, HTML files, XML files, or CSV files
- System administrators who parse log files for analysis
- Any GNU/Linux hobbyist or enthusiast who likes to play with GNU/Linux filters for data manipulation
It is written in such a manner that any user with a basic familiarity ...