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AWK Alternatives

AWK is described as 'If you are like many computer users, you would frequently like to make changes in various text files wherever certain patterns appear, or extract data from parts of certain lines while discarding the rest' and is an app in the development category. There are four alternatives to AWK for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, BSD and Haiku. The best alternative is Python, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like AWK are Ruby, Perl and Procedural Text Edit.

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  • Windows
  • Linux
  • BSD
  • Cygwin
  • Haiku
  • AmigaOS

If you are like many computer users, you would frequently like to make changes in various text files wherever certain...

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    Python

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Symbian S60
    • BSD
    • AROS
    • Haiku
    • AmigaOS
    • OpenSolaris
    • MorphOS

    Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented, extensible programming language. It provides an extraordinary combination of clarity and versatility, and is free and comprehensively ported.

    ⚫︎ LightweightPython consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Ruby is a dynamic, reflective, general purpose object-oriented programming language that combines syntax inspired by Perl with Smalltalk-like features. Ruby originated in Japan during the mid-1990s and was initially developed and designed by Yukihiro "Matz" Matsumoto.

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    Ruby is

    1. a complete programming language which goes way beyond what you usually want achieve to using awk

    2. not installed on most systems by default, so adds a heavy-weight dependency.

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    Perl

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Haiku

    Perl is a high-level, general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming language with over 22 years of development.

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  4. Procedural Text Edit

    • Windows
    • Linux

    Text processing tool with a powerful and easy to learn language.

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