This section discusses an advanced
gawk. If you are a novice
you might want to skip it on the first reading.
gawk provides a facility for dealing with fixed-width fields
with no distinctive field separator. We discuss this feature in
the following subsections.
|• Fixed width data||Processing fixed-width data.|
|• Skipping intervening||Skipping intervening fields.|
|• Allowing trailing data||Capturing optional trailing data.|
|• Fields with fixed data||Field values with fixed-width data.|