Archive and history of One True Awk
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One True Awk

This repo serves as an archive of versions of Awk developed by the original Awk authors — (in acronym order) Alfred V. Aho, Peter Weinberger, and Brian Kernighan — and most recently primarily maintained by Kernighan. These versions of Awk are sometimes referred to as "Bwk" as a tip o' the hat to the fact that Kernighan (whose middle initial is "W") has been the most active of the authors in developing this code.

This archive includes the earliest widely published version through versions released quite recently (as of this writing). The versions/ directory has each version in a separate subdirectory. See that directory's README file for details about the origin of each version.

The latest/ directory has a full (as can be made) git history of all the versions, with tip-of-tree being the latest version. git blame provides useful output on files in latest/.

If you have access to a version of the code not represented in this repo, then please send mail to me, or just submit a pull request. In particular, the earliest version contained herein is from 1979, and the historical record is missing any versions published in the following years: 1981 1982 1984 1987 1988 1990 1991 1994 1995 2001 2006 2008

I hope you find this archive educational, entertaining, and enlightening. Cheers!