awk Programs ¶
It would be nice if computer programs worked perfectly the first time they
were run, but in real life, this rarely happens for programs of
any complexity. Thus, most programming languages have facilities available
for “debugging” programs, and
awk is no exception.
gawk debugger is purposely modeled after
the GNU Debugger (GDB)
command-line debugger. If you are familiar with GDB, learning
how to use
gawk for debugging your programs is easy.