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How to install Gawk on Debian 10

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How to install Gawk on Debian 10

Introduction

In this article you will learn how to install Gawk on Debian 10.

GNU GAWK is a free and open source utility that interprets a special-purpose programming language that makes it feasible to do some data formatting tasks with only a few lines of code. GAWK is part of GNU, which is an acronym for the Free and Open Source Software Foundation.

When it comes to making specific changes in text files or extracting some data using only a few lines of code, it offers a clear advantage over some of the more renowned programming languages such as C and Pascal. This is because it provides an obvious advantage. It is possible to install it quickly in practically all of the well-known distributions of Linux.

Step 1: Update the Packages

Before continuing with the steps to install Gawk on your system, it is recommended that you first bring all of the currently installed packages up to date with the newest version by using the command sudo apt update, as shown further down in this article.

# apt update

update
Step 2: Installation of Gawk

In the following stage, you will be able to install the gawk software from the default Debian repository by using the command sudo apt install gawk, as shown in the following section. The package, as well as any dependencies it requires, will be downloaded and installed at this point.

# apt install gawk

How to install Gawk on Debian 10
Step 3: Check the version of Gawk

After installing gawk, you can use the gawk --version command, as shown below, to see what version of gawk you have.

# gawk --version

version
Step 4: Check up all the options

If you want to see all of the options that are available with the gawk command, use the --help option, as shown below.

# gawk --help

How to install Gawk on Debian 10

Conclusion

Hopefully, now you have learned how to install Gawk on Debian 10.

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