awk using program files

Corinna Vinschen
Thu Jun 15 07:23:00 GMT 2000

"Johnson, James, CIV, OSD/PA&E" wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a question on the most recent release of cygwin:  when using awk with
> a program file, awk seems to have trouble reading past the first new line in
> the program file.  If t.awk contains:
>         {
>                 print $0
>         }
> then the command awk -f t.awk <file> generates an error message in the first
> line.  The message indicates that awk is having difficulty with the
> character immediately after the first curly bracket.
> Perhaps I did not install correctly.  Does anyone else have this problem?
> Thoughts on what to do?
> Thanks in advance.
> Jim Johnson

The script contains DOS line endings but the file is
in a binary mounted directory. Try to get rid of the
CR's in the script. awk isn't yet able to ignore the
CR's by itself.


Corinna Vinschen
Cygwin Developer
Cygnus Solutions, a Red Hat company

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