B.1.1 Getting the gawk Distribution

There are two ways to get GNU software:

The GNU software archive is mirrored around the world. The up-to-date list of mirror sites is available from the main FSF website. Try to use one of the mirrors; they will be less busy, and you can usually find one closer to your site.

You may also retrieve the gawk source code from the official Git repository; for more information see Accessing The gawk Git Repository.