• nextfile [was Re: busybox AWK (Was: gawk on Windows)]

    From mack@mack@the-knife.org (Mack The Knife) to comp.lang.awk on Wed Jul 27 08:19:23 2022
    From Newsgroup: comp.lang.awk

    In article <20220727002858.8BAA01200B2@fleegle.mixmin.net>,
    Igenlode Wordsmith <Use-Author-Supplied-Address-Header@[127.1]> wrote:
    Well, I ran the --lint option over my script, and it didn't highlight >anything other than strftime() as a gawk extension... although just from
    a manual scan I can see that I used 'nextfile', and *that* is listed as
    being available in gawk only. So I'm not sure how far the lint results
    are to be relied upon :-(

    It looks like you're looking at a (very) old manual. nextfile was
    accepted by the POSIX committee in 2012 for inclusion into awk
    and should be in the current standard (from 2017 or 2018). This is the
    reason --lint doesn't complain. At the very least gawk, mawk and
    The One True Awk implement nextfile. Apparently current busybox awk
    does as well.


    Mack The Knife
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