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Linux in a Nutshell, 6th Edition by Robert Love, Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever, Arnold Robbins

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extension

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extension(lib, init) {G}

Dynamically load the shared object file lib, calling the function init to initialize it. Return the value returned by the init function. This function allows you to add new built-in functions to gawk. See Arnold Robbins’s Effective awk Programming (O’Reilly) for the details.

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