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On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 11:29 AM, Axel Kittenberger <> wrote:
> no. First awk is a quasi-standard, that is you can always asume it be
> installed on any *nix machine,

One of the things I like about awk is that it is modest, specialized and small.

> rather suggest good old perl. I find it ugly for big projects, but for
> this one liners its IMHO much better suited.

Nah, still looks ugly to me...fails all 3 of the above criteria.

The point is that specialized tools _can_ easily be written in Lua for
quick command-line jobs. But good tools for the right niche, etc.

steve d.