project provides a number of gawk extensions, including one for
processing XML files. This is the evolution of the original xgawk
(XML gawk) project.
As of this writing, there are four extensions:
time extension described earlier (see Extension Sample Time) was originally from this project but has been moved in to the
main gawk distribution.
You can check out the code for the
using the GIT distributed source
code control system. The command is as follows:
git clone git://git.code.sf.net/p/gawkextlib/code gawkextlib-code
You will need to have the Expat XML parser library installed in order to build and use the XML extension.
In addition, you must have the GNU Autotools installed (Autoconf, Automake, Libtool, and Gettext).
The simple recipe for building and testing
gawkextlib is as follows.
First, build and install gawk:
cd .../path/to/gawk/code ./configure --prefix=/tmp/newgawk Install in /tmp/newgawk for now make && make check Build and check that all is OK make install Install gawk
gawkextlib and test it:
cd .../path/to/gawkextlib-code ./update-autotools Generate configure, etc. You may have to run this command twice ./configure --with-gawk=/tmp/newgawk Configure, point at ``installed'' gawk make && make check Build and check that all is OK
If you write an extension that you wish to share with other
gawk users, please consider doing so through the
See the project's web site for more information.