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Using Xubuntu 11.10

I am learning gawk. I would like to get the gawk library of functions mentioned in the gawk users guide. The guide mentions extracting it from the gawk.texi with extract.awk, but I find that a bit too hard.

Is there a place where I can just download it?

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The gawk package on Ubuntu includes the library functions mentioned in the manual. You can find a number of them in /usr/share/awk and the rest in /usr/share/doc/gawk/examples.

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When you're wondering where to get a command in modern ubuntu distros just try to run it at the command line and you'll get something like this:

username@hostname:~$ gawk
The program 'gawk' is currently not installed.  You can install it by typing:
sudo apt-get install gawk
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