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WHAT'S NEW?

Mar 01: Michael Sanders demos an X-windows GUI for AWK.

Mar 01: Awk100#24: A. Lahm and E. de Rinaldis' patent search, in AWK

Feb 28: Tim Menzies asks this community to write an AWK cookbook.

Feb 28: Arnold Robbins announces a new debugger for GAWK.

Feb 28: Awk100#23: Premysl Janouch offers a IRC bot, In AWK

Feb 28: Updated: the AWK FAQ

Feb 28: Tim Menzies offers a tiny content management system, in Awk.

Jan 31: Comment system added to awk.info. For example, see discussion bottom of ?keys2awk

Jan 31: Martin Cohen shows that Gawk can handle massively long strings (300 million characters).

Jan 31: The AWK FAQ is being updated. For comments/ corrections/ extensions, please mail tim@menzies.us

Jan 31: Martin Cohen finds Awk on the Android platform.

Jan 31: Aleksey Cheusov released a new version of runawk.

Jan 31: Hirofumi Saito contributes a candidate Awk mascot.

Jan 31: Michael Sanders shows how to quickly build an AWK GUI for windows.

Jan 31: Hyung-Hwan Chung offers QSE, an embeddable Awk Interpreter.

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categories: Nov,2009,ScottS

AWKBOT

URL: http://www.blisted.org/wiki/projects/awkbot.

Awkbot is a small bot written in 100% GNU Awk, awkbot requires GNU Awk version 3.1.1.

Awkbot Has ability to search google, search the awk man page for descriptions of functions and built in variables.

The tool accepts a simple configuration file, and has a small wrapper written in sh for automatic restarts.

The goal of the tool is to (eventually) become a clone of info bot with awk adaptations to prove to those fools in #perl on freenode that awk really is a programming language

AWKBot uses mysql.awk to connect to, and query, a MySQL database where it will store information you give it, and recall it later. It also uses this to track karma points, and maybe more in the future. It similarly uses some interesting pipelining to do IPC, to support awkpaste

Author

Scott S. McCoy

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