gawk under VMS, there is a
DCL command procedure
that issues all the necessary
LINK commands. There is
also a Makefile for use with the
From the source directory, use either:
$ MMS/DESCRIPTION=[.vms]descrip.mms gawk
$ MMK/DESCRIPTION=[.vms]descrip.mms gawk
MMK is an open source, free, near-clone of
can better handle ODS-5 volumes with upper- and lowercase file names.
MMK is available from https://github.com/endlesssoftware/mmk.
With ODS-5 volumes and extended parsing enabled, the case of the target parameter may need to be exact.
gawk has been tested under VAX/VMS 7.3 and Alpha/VMS 7.3-1
using Compaq C V6.4, and under Alpha/VMS 7.3, Alpha/VMS 7.3-2, and IA64/VMS 8.3.
The most recent builds used HP C V7.3 on Alpha VMS 8.3 and both
Alpha and IA64 VMS 8.4 used HP C 7.3.111
See VMS GNV, for information on building
gawk as a PCSI kit that is compatible with the GNV product.
The IA64 architecture is also known as “Itanium.”