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Last Update:

26 Apr 2019

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  • The GNU Project


text-processor awk

GNU awk

This is not the latest version of GNU awk available.

5.0.0 | Updated: 26 Apr 2019



Downloads of v 5.0.0:



Software Author(s):

  • The GNU Project

GNU awk 5.0.0

This is not the latest version of GNU awk available.

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To install GNU awk, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade GNU awk, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall GNU awk, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


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3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

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choco upgrade gawk -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

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choco upgrade gawk -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" 

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$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure gawk installed
    name: gawk
    state: present
    version: 5.0.0
    source: STEP 3 URL

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chocolatey_package 'gawk' do
  action    :install
  version  '5.0.0'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

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    Name: gawk,
    Version: 5.0.0,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

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cChocoPackageInstaller gawk
   Name     = 'gawk'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '5.0.0'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

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package { 'gawk':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '5.0.0',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install gawk version="5.0.0" source="STEP 3 URL"

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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 03 Jun 2019.


gawk is a powerful pattern-matching and processing language. It is based on the language AWK.

Several kinds of tasks occur repeatedly when working with text files. You might want to extract
certain lines and discard the rest. Or you may need to make changes wherever certain patterns appear,
but leave the rest of the file alone. Writing single-use programs for these tasks in languages such
as C, C++, or Java is time-consuming and inconvenient. Such jobs are often easier with awk. The awk
utility interprets a special-purpose programming language that makes it easy to handle simple
data-reformatting jobs.

The GNU implementation of awk is called gawk; if you invoke it with the proper options or environment
variables (see Options), it is fully compatible with the POSIX specification of the awk language and
with the Unix version of awk maintained by Brian Kernighan.

Using awk (or gawk) allows you to

Manage small, personal databases
Generate reports
Validate data
Produce indexes and perform other document preparation tasks
Experiment with algorithms that you can adapt later to other computer languages

Also, gawk provides facilities that make it easy to

Extract bits and pieces of data for processing
Sort data
Perform simple network communications


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New-Item -ItemType Directory -Force -Path $root | Out-Null
$packageArgs = @{
	packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
	unzipLocation = $root
	fileType      = 'zip'
	url           = ''
	url64bit      = ''
	checksum      = 'f2176bf26260e8fb100b5446b49a8a102c8bda22cd7b3d394f2f74b813357d67'
	checksumType  = 'sha256'
	checksum64    = 'f2176bf26260e8fb100b5446b49a8a102c8bda22cd7b3d394f2f74b813357d67'
	checksumType64= 'sha256'

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
GNU awk 5.0.0 436 Friday, April 26, 2019 Approved
GNU awk 4.2.142 1294 Sunday, October 21, 2018 Approved
GNU awk 4.2.132 128 Monday, September 24, 2018 Approved

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