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The AWK Programming Language by Alfred V. Aho
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Mar 14, 10

A minor classic that I managed to dig up. It covers a surprisingly large range of topics, and does so with style and eloquence. It's not just about awk -- it gives you a mini-CS education (e.g. topological sort in awk).

awk doesn't receive much credit these days, but it was the predecessor of Perl, which is known for starting this era of getting things done with dynamic languages.

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