The gawk packages contains the GNU version of awk, a text processing
utility. Awk interprets a special-purpose programming language to do
quick and easy text pattern matching and reformatting jobs. Gawk should
be upwardly compatible with the Bell Labs research version of awk and
is almost completely compliant with the 1993 POSIX 1003.2 standard for
Install the gawk package if you need a text processing utility. Gawk is
considered to be a standard Linux tool for processing text.