Constant Size (The GNU Awk User’s Guide)
4.6 Reading Fixed-Width Data
This section discusses an advanced feature of
gawk. If you are a novice
awk user, you might want to skip it on the first reading.
gawk provides a facility for dealing with fixed-width fields with no distinctive field separator. We discuss this feature in the following subsections.
|• Fixed width data||Processing fixed-width data.|
|• Skipping intervening||Skipping intervening fields.|
|• Allowing trailing data||Capturing optional trailing data.|
|• Fields with fixed data||Field values with fixed-width data.|