(redirected from gawks)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.


(tool, language)
GNU awk. Gawk is a superset of standard awk and includes some Plan 9 features.

David Trueman and Arnold Robbins of Georgia Institute of Technology were developing it in 1993. It has been ported to Unix, MS-DOS, Macintosh, and Archimedes.

Latest version: 2.15.3, as of 1993-11-08.

Available by FTP from your nearest GNU archive site.

Mac version.


A version of the awk pattern matching language from the GNU foundation. See awk and GNU.
References in periodicals archive ?
Meanwhile, her assistant, played by Kathy Najimy, gawks lustily at a hunky co-worker played by Dan Cortese.
He looks at the grandstand, he looks at the infield, he just sort of gawks around.
But when someone like West gets a strike, the laughs turn to gawks of amazement.