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 8 Arrays in 'awk'
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 An "array" is a table of values called "elements".  The elements of an
 array are distinguished by their "indices".  Indices may be either
 numbers or strings.
 
    This major node describes how arrays work in 'awk', how to use array
 elements, how to scan through every element in an array, and how to
 remove array elements.  It also describes how 'awk' simulates
 multidimensional arrays, as well as some of the less obvious points
 about array usage.  The major node moves on to discuss 'gawk''s facility
 for sorting arrays, and ends with a brief description of 'gawk''s
 ability to support true arrays of arrays.
 

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