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From Marc Slemko <ma...@worldgate.com>
Subject Re: This can't be good...
Date Fri, 05 Sep 1997 01:24:04 GMT
/usr/xpg4/bin/awk supports -v, but I think we want to stay away from -v
since it isn't really portable.  My references says -v is only in nawk.
We don't need -v for anything do we?

On Thu, 4 Sep 1997, Alexei Kosut wrote:

> On Thu, 4 Sep 1997, Jim Jagielski wrote:
> 
> > > awk: syntax error near line 1
> > > awk: bailing out near line 1
> > 
> > Quick question: Does awk under Solaris support '-v' ?
> 
> According to the man page, awk does not support -v (although awk -v
> doesn't give any errors, it just sorta sits there). Solaris has a "nawk",
> which claims to support -v, and replacing all instances of awk with nawk
> in Configure seems to work.
> 
> Maybe we need an $AWK? Or maybe we should remove the use of -v? I have no
> experience with awk, so I have no idea what it does, but it's apparently
> not portable.
> 
> -- Alexei Kosut <akosut@organic.com>
> 
> 


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