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    Gawk Alternatives

    Gawk is described as 'The awk utility interprets a special-purpose programming language that makes it possible to handle simple data-reformatting jobs with just a few lines of code. Gawk is Gnu's interpreter for the awk language' and is an app in the Development category. There are five alternatives to Gawk for Linux, Mac, Windows and BSD. The best alternative is ripgrep, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Gawk are ack (Free, Open Source), datamash (Free, Open Source), Mawk (Free, Open Source) and spot (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 1, 2016
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    The awk utility interprets a special-purpose programming language that makes it possible to handle simple data-reformatting...
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      ripgrep is a command line search tool that combines the usability of The Silver Searcher (an ack clone) with the raw speed of GNU grep.
    1. Ack is designed as a standalone (one perl file) replacement for 99% of the uses of grep. ack is intelligent about the files it searches. It knows about certain file types, based on both the extension on the file and, in some cases, the contents of the file.


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      GNU datamash is command-line program which performs simple calculation (e.g. count, sum, min, max, mean, stdev, string coalescing) on input files. Datamash has a rich set of statistical functions, to quickly assess information in textual input files.
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      mawk is an interpreter for the AWK Programming Language.
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      Tiny ack-style file search utility. All arguments constitute the search text. No need to wrap most searches in double quotes. Short & written in Bash - just find & grep: you can edit it easily to suit your liking.
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