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Cookie


A peculiar goodie, token, saying or remembrance produced by or presented to a program. (With thanks to Professor Doug McIlroy.)
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Whitespace


A sequence of space, TAB, or newline characters occurring inside an input record or a string.
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Variable


A name for a value. In awk, variables may be either scalars or arrays.
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UTC


The accepted abbreviation for “Universal Coordinated Time.” This is standard time in Greenwich, England, which is used as a reference time for day and date calculations. See also “Epoch” and [..]
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Unix


A computer operating system originally developed in the early 1970’s at AT&T Bell Laboratories. It initially became popular in universities around the world and later moved into commercial envir [..]
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Timestamp


A value in the “seconds since the epoch” format used by Unix and POSIX systems. Used for the gawk functions mktime(), strftime(), and systime(). See also “Epoch,” “GMT,” and “UTC.”
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Text Domain


A unique name that identifies an application. Used for grouping messages that are translated at runtime into the local language.
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Tab


The character generated by hitting the TAB key on the keyboard. It usually expands to up to eight spaces upon output.
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String


A datum consisting of a sequence of characters, such as ‘I am a string’. Constant strings are written with double quotes in the awk language and may contain escape sequences. (See Escape Sequences [..]
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Stream Editor


A program that reads records from an input stream and processes them one or more at a time. This is in contrast with batch programs, which may expect to read their input files in entirety before start [..]
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