[TUHS] when did new awk first appear?

Aharon Robbins arnold at skeeve.com
Wed Apr 13 05:17:29 AEST 2011

Thanks for straightening this out!  When I did a quick skim of my copy
of the book a few weeks ago I missed it.


> From: Jaap Akkerhuis <jaapna at xs4all.nl>
> Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2011 13:35:50 +0200
> To: tuhs at minnie.tuhs.org
> Subject: Re: [TUHS] when did new awk first appear?
> > 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.
> 	jaap
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