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Re: [bug-gawk] The best way to test the first n character in a file

From: arnold
Subject: Re: [bug-gawk] The best way to test the first n character in a file
Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2019 01:27:41 -0600
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The list is for bug reports and for questions about how to use
features in gawk.  The occasional "how do I do X?" question is
OK, particularly from neophytes.

However, I agree with Andy, that Peng Yu would be better off getting
his questions answered on comp.lang.awk than here.


Peng Yu <address@hidden> wrote:

> There is no such “help” list as for other GNU tools. In such case, I think
> this list is used for dual purposes.
> On Thu, Sep 19, 2019 at 9:25 AM Lorenz via bug-gawk <address@hidden>
> wrote:
> > Peng Yu wrote:
> > >I want to test if the first n character of a binary file equals some
> > >given string. I am not sure if awk is good at this. It seems that
> > >`head` plus shell code should be easier. Is there a good way to do so
> > >in awk? Thanks.
> >
> > you may not be aware, but this is the gawk.bugs mailing list.
> > Not quite the right place for usage questions :-)
> > --
> >
> > Lorenz
> >
> >
> > --
> Regards,
> Peng

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