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Arnold Robbins, an Atlanta native, is a professional programmer and technical author. He has worked with Unix systems since 1980, when he was introduced to a PDP-11 running a version of Sixth Edition Unix. He has been a heavy AWK user since 1987, when he became involved with gawk, the GNU project's version of AWK. As a member of the POSIX 1003.2 balloting group, he helped shape the POSIX standard for AWK. He is currently the maintainer of gawk and its documentation. He is also coauthor of the sixth edition of O'Reilly's Learning the vi Editor. Since late 1997, he and his family have been living happily in Israel.
Good pocket reference; used it several times in the past few weeks since I received it.Published 11 months ago by Carl
It is a pocket size book, a quick reference. I think it is too expensive for its size and contents, but however it is usefulPublished 15 months ago by Ali FT
Pretty much just a paraphrasing of the man pages, no arcane knowledge or dark secrets, just useful information. This book is thinner than some childrens books.Published 19 months ago by Joel C Kirchartz
Lacks good and complex examples and workflow explanation. Besides that Kindle version is badly formatted. Reading man page would be as effective.Published 20 months ago by Andrey Vasilenkov
Too terse to learn from scratch using this book, too short to be a desktop reference. For the price though, a nice intro.Published 23 months ago by denny