Integrating awk in Python

Willi Richert w.richert at
Fri Jan 16 13:34:28 CET 2009


take a look at the 5th link at
It's called pyawk.


Am Freitag, 16. Januar 2009 13:02:59 schrieb Alfons Nonell-Canals:
> Hello,
> I'm developing a software package using python. I've programmed all
> necessary tools but I have to use other stuff from other people. Most of
> these external scripts are developed using awk.
> At the beggining I thought to "translate" them and program them in
> python but I prefer to avoid it because it means a lot of work and I
> should do it after each new version of this external stuff. I would like
> to integrate them into my python code.
> I know I can call them using the system environment but it is slower
> than if I call them inside the package. I know it is possible with C, do
> you have experience on integrate awk into python calling these awk
> scripts from python?
> Thanks in advance!
> Regards,
> Alfons.

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