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 11.2 Reinventing Wheels for Fun and Profit
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 This minor node presents a number of POSIX utilities implemented in
 'awk'.  Reinventing these programs in 'awk' is often enjoyable, because
 the algorithms can be very clearly expressed, and the code is usually
 very concise and simple.  This is true because 'awk' does so much for
 you.
 
    It should be noted that these programs are not necessarily intended
 to replace the installed versions on your system.  Nor may all of these
 programs be fully compliant with the most recent POSIX standard.  This
 is not a problem; their purpose is to illustrate 'awk' language
 programming for "real-world" tasks.
 
    The programs are presented in alphabetical order.
 

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