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RE: No manual entry for awk

Chris Velevitch wrote on Jan 19, 2011 at 9:58 PM
>On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 11:29, Reid Thompson <> wrote:
>> try
>> $ man gawk
>Interesting. awk is linked to gawk. That means there is an issue with
>the man pages because, from my experience, any time a command has
>multiple names, the man entry refers to all alternatives and you can
>get to the same man entry using all alternatives like 'man awk' or man

The awk implementation available via cygwin's setup is gawk; awk is
just a symlink to gawk.

If you want another implementation, I think that you will be on your

Just a heads-up:  I expect that few, if any, people on this list find your
observation interesting, and fewer, if any, will think it an issue.  (Or
is it the other way around?)  Since you do, I'd suggest that you consider
looking over the documentation; doing so may save you a lot of "interesting"

Good luck with your research on cygwin.  :-)

- Barry
  Disclaimer: Statements made herein are not made on behalf of NIAID.

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