gawkIn The Cygwin Environment
gawk can be built and used “out of the box” under MS-Windows
if you are using the Cygwin environment.
This environment provides an excellent simulation of GNU/Linux, using
Bash, GCC, GNU Make,
and other GNU programs. Compilation and installation for Cygwin is the
same as for a Unix system:
tar -xvpzf gawk-4.1.2.tar.gz cd gawk-4.1.2 ./configure make && make check
When compared to GNU/Linux on the same system, the ‘configure’ step on Cygwin takes considerably longer. However, it does finish, and then the ‘make’ proceeds as usual.