B.6. Scripting and Shell Programming

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B.5. Text Editing and Processing

Use the following tools to edit, convert, and otherwise manipulate text:


awk

Pattern-matching language for textual database files.


cut

Tool that selects columns for display.


emacs

GNU Emacs.


ex

Line editor underlying vi.


fmt

Produces roughly uniform line length.


groff

Document formatting system that can render troff typesetting macros to PostScript, HTML, and other formats.


join

Merges different columns into a database.


nano

Simple text editor that's a clone of the pico editor .


paste

Merges columns or switches their order.


pico

Symbolic link to nano.


sed

Stream editor.


texi2html

Converts Texinfo to HTML.


tr

Command that substitutes or deletes characters.


vim

Visual text editor.

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    Mac OS X Tiger for Unix Geeks
    Mac OS X Tiger for Unix Geeks
    ISBN: 0596009127
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    Year: 2006
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