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Re: [Help-bash] bash suitable for parsing big files?

From: adrelanos
Subject: Re: [Help-bash] bash suitable for parsing big files?
Date: Sat, 14 Sep 2013 04:24:35 +0000

Matthew Cengia:
>> The recommendation to use awk came from search engines. I wouldn't know
>> how to do it without external utility, never found answers to do it in
>> pure bash. Until now, it worked well, but if you have an idea how to do
>> it pure bash, that'd be great.
> Google is not your friend in this case; too many examples of bad code. I
> strongly recommend dropping into the #bash channel on Freenode for this
> sort of question.

Too often I've read somewhere "use google" (not always directed at me)
and this time I've ended up learned bad coding practices.

Are the people in #bash on Freenode somewhat the same people like on
this list and will bad advice in the channel be challenged?

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