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Chapter 7. Writing Scripts for awk > Passing Parameters Into a Script

7.10. Passing Parameters Into a Script

One of the more confusing subtleties of programming in awk is passing parameters into a script. A parameter assigns a value to a variable that can be accessed within the awk script. The variable can be set on the command line, after the script and before the filename.

awk 'script' var=value inputfile


  

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