awk using program files
Thu Jun 15 07:23:00 GMT 2000
"Johnson, James, CIV, OSD/PA&E" wrote:
> 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.
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