[TUHS] when did new awk first appear?

Jaap Akkerhuis jaapna at xs4all.nl
Mon Apr 11 21:35:50 AEST 2011

> http://www.levenez.com/lang/ says 1978 for oawk and 1985 for nawk.
> regarding http://www.levenez.com/unix/, 1978 is between v6 and v7,
> and 1985 is between SVr2 and SVr3.0.

The preface of "The AWK Programming Language" says: "Awk was originally
designed and implemented by the authors in 1977, ... so awk was enhanced
in a new version made available in 1985". About the book and the
enhancements the preface says that "The examples in Chapter 1 use only
the facilities of the new version; many examples in later chapters take advantage
of new features. This version of awk is part of Unix System V Release 3.1. 
Source code for this version is also available through AT*T's Unix System
Toolchest software distribution; call 1-201-522-6900 and log in as guest." 

There is also info how to get it in other parts of the world.


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