As the maintainer of GNU
awk, I once thought that I would be
able to manage a collection of publicly available
and I even solicited contributions. Making things available on the Internet
helps keep the
gawk distribution down to manageable size.
The initial collection of material, such as it is, is still available
at ftp://ftp.freefriends.org/arnold/Awkstuff. In the hopes of
doing something more broad, I acquired the
However, I found that I could not dedicate enough time to managing contributed code: the archive did not grow and the domain went unused for several years.
Late in 2008, a volunteer took on the task of setting up
awk-related website—http://awk.info—and did a very
If you have written an interesting
awk program, or have written
gawk extension that you would like to share with the rest
of the world, please see http://awk.info/?contribute for how to
contribute it to the website.