Thu 03 February 2011

How I came about learning awk

Posted by ankur in Tech (105 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

Well, at current, I'm interning at the IISc, as a research intern. A large chunk of my work is analysing logs that this implementation spews out and providing it to the team. These analysis reports enable us to look at trends, false positives and the such. Since the logs are 40,000 lines of stuff that's difficult to make sense out of, I used bash shell scripting with awk to extract data from it, and sort it etc. Awk is great! I'm no expert yet, but given the time, I'll go ahead and practice it some more. If you'd like to jump into awk, start here