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AWK is an interpreted programming language designed for text processing and typically used as a data extraction and reporting tool.

AWK is an interpreted programming language designed for text processing and typically used as a data extraction and reporting tool. It is a standard feature of most Unix-like operating systems. Awk was originally developed by Alfred Aho, Brian Kernighan and Peter Weinberger in 1977 and updated in 1985.

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