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Run a test using the awk program found on AWK variable. The test being run has TEST-BODY as body and is feeded with TEST-INPUT. Check if the test gives the expected output. If successful execute ACTION-IF-SUCCESS otherwise ACTION-IF-FAILURE.

This work is heavily based upon script by Heiner Steven. You should find his script (and related works) at <>. Thanks to Alessandro Massignan for his suggestions and extensive nawk tests on FreeBSD.

Source Code

Download the latest version of ax_try_awk_expout.m4 or browse the macro’s revision history.


Copyright © 2009 Francesco Salvestrini

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