Conversion (The GNU Awk User’s Guide)

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6.1.4 Conversion of Strings and Numbers

Number-to-string and string-to-number conversion are generally straightforward. There can be subtleties to be aware of; this section discusses this important facet of awk.

Strings And Numbers    How awk Converts Between Strings And Numbers.
Locale influences conversions    How the locale may affect conversions.