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awk: 1. n. [UNIX techspeak] An interpreted language for massaging
   text data developed by Alfred Aho, Peter Weinberger, and Brian
   Kernighan (the name derives from their initials).  It is
   characterized by C-like syntax, a declaration-free approach to
   variable typing and declarations, associative arrays, and
   field-oriented text processing.  See also Perl.  2. n.
   Editing term for an expression awkward to manipulate through normal
   regexp facilities (for example, one containing a
   newline).  3. vt. To process data using `awk(1)'.