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Learning AWK Programming by Shiwang Kalkhanda

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Summary

In this chapter, we learned about arrays. We learned that AWK provides one-dimensional associative arrays (arrays indexed by string values). We also learned how array elements are referenced using arr[index], and that it creates the element if it does not exist. Then we used the for loop to scan through all the individual elements of an array, and tested the array membership using the in operator with the if expression. We used the split function to create an array. We also learned how to delete an individual element or a whole array using the delete command. Finally, we covered how AWK simulates multidimensional arrays by separating subscript values with commas. In this index, values are concatenated into a single string, separated ...

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