[TUHS] when did new awk first appear?

Jaap Akkerhuis jaapna at xs4all.nl
Fri Apr 8 19:02:42 AEST 2011

On Apr 8, 2011, at 7:01, Deborah Scherrer wrote:

> Brian Kernighan wrote awk

Officially it was written by Aho Weinberger Kernighan but
I suspect Brian did most of the actual coding.

> Debbie
> On 4/7/2011 9:10 PM, Larry McVoy wrote:
>> bwk tarred up his awk source and sent it to me.

I suspect it was actually a shar ball. I received a version around 1987
when the book (See <http://cm.bell-labs.com/cm/cs/awkbook/>)
was still being written.

I don't know when it was officially distributed or in which distribution.


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