gawk -i inplace ...
DESCRIPTIONThe inplace extension adds two functions named inplace_begin() and inplace_end(). These functions are meant to be invoked from the inplace.awk wrapper which is installed when gawk is.
By default, each named file on the command line is replaced with a new file of the same name whose contents are the results of running the AWK program. If the user supplies an AWK variable named INPLACE_SUFFIX in a BEGIN rule or on the command line, then the inplace extension concatenates that suffix onto the original filename and uses the result as a filename for renaming the original. # .SH NOTES # .SH BUGS
gawk -i inplace 'script' files ...
gawk -i inplace -f scriptfile files ...
AUTHORAndrew Schorr, [email protected].
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