6.43. Gawk-4.1.0

The Gawk package contains programs for manipulating text files.

Approximate build time: 0.2 SBU
Required disk space: 30 MB

6.43.1. Installation of Gawk

Prepare Gawk for compilation:

./configure --prefix=/usr --libexecdir=/usr/lib

Compile the package:


To test the results, issue:

make check

Install the package:

make install

If desired, install the documentation:

mkdir -v /usr/share/doc/gawk-4.1.0
cp    -v doc/{awkforai.txt,*.{eps,pdf,jpg}} /usr/share/doc/gawk-4.1.0

6.43.2. Contents of Gawk

Installed programs: awk (link to gawk), gawk, gawk-4.1.0, and igawk
Installed libraries: filefuncs.so, fnmatch.so, fork.so, inplace.so, ordchr.so, readdir.so, readfile.so, revoutput.so, revtwoway.so, rwarray.so, testext.so, and time.so
Installed directories: /usr/lib/{,g}awk, /usr/share/awk

Short Descriptions


A link to gawk


A program for manipulating text files; it is the GNU implementation of awk


A hard link to gawk


Gives gawk the ability to include files