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[SCM] gawk branch, feature/csv-revamp, updated. gawk-4.1.0-5188-g2ce1171

From: Arnold Robbins
Subject: [SCM] gawk branch, feature/csv-revamp, updated. gawk-4.1.0-5188-g2ce11716
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2023 15:31:31 -0400 (EDT)

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commit 2ce11716fa4d03e2d8110dcafef36c7a6518c719
Author: Arnold D. Robbins <>
Date:   Sun Mar 19 21:31:08 2023 +0200

    Update man page and ref card for --csv option.

diff --git a/doc/ChangeLog b/doc/ChangeLog
index 3df4953d..238a1800 100644
--- a/doc/ChangeLog
+++ b/doc/ChangeLog
@@ -1,3 +1,8 @@
+2023-03-19         Arnold D. Robbins     <>
+       * Document -k/--csv.
+       * gawk.1: Ditto, add short section on CSV handling.
 2023-03-09         Arnold D. Robbins     <>
        * gawkworkflow.texi (UPDATE-MONTH, EDITION): Updated.
diff --git a/doc/ b/doc/
index ff55c1b5..ff403e99 100644
--- a/doc/
+++ b/doc/
@@ -275,6 +275,8 @@ Include library AWK code in \*(FIfile\*(FR.
 See \fHAwk Program Execution\*(FR.
 .TI "\*(FC\-I\*(FR, \*(FC\-\^\-trace\*(FR
 Print the internal byte code names as they are executed.
+.TI "\*(FC\-k\*(FR, \*(FC\-\^\-csv\*(FR
+Enable CSV special processing. See the manual for details.
 .TI "\*(FC\-l \*(FIlib\*(FR, \*(FC\-\^\-load \*(FIlib\*(FR
 Load dynamic extension \*(FIlib\fP.
 See \fHDynamic Extensions\*(FR.
@@ -302,9 +304,7 @@ Send profiling data to \*(FIfile\*(FR
 (default: \*(FCawkprof.out\*(FR).
 The profile contains execution counts in the left margin.
 .TI "\*(FC\-P\*(FR, \*(FC\-\^\-posix\*(FR
-Disable common and GNU extensions.
-.TI "\*(FC\-r\*(FR, \*(FC\-\^\-re\-interval\*(FR
-Does nothing; for backwards compatibility only.\*(CB
+Disable common and GNU extensions.\*(CB
 .in -4n
@@ -316,6 +316,8 @@ Does nothing; for backwards compatibility only.\*(CB
 .in +4n
+.TI "\*(FC\-r\*(FR, \*(FC\-\^\-re\-interval\*(FR
+Does nothing; for backwards compatibility only.
 .TI "\*(FC\-s\*(FR, \*(FC\-\^\-no\-optimize\*(FR
 Disable internal optimizations.
 .TI "\*(FC\-S\*(FR, \*(FC\-\^\-sandbox\*(FR
@@ -405,9 +407,9 @@ Either the pattern  or the action may be missing, but
 not both. If the pattern is missing, the action is
 executed for every input record.
 A missing action is equivalent to
-.sp .5
-       \*(FC{ print }\fP
-.sp .5
+.\" .sp .5
+\*(FC{ print }\fP
+.\" .sp .5
 which prints the entire record.
 .sp .5
 Comments begin with the \*(FC#\*(FR character, and continue until the
diff --git a/doc/gawk.1 b/doc/gawk.1
index c5cbe87d..eb5980d5 100644
--- a/doc/gawk.1
+++ b/doc/gawk.1
@@ -234,6 +234,12 @@ is preceded by a
 .B +
 sign in the output.
+\fB\-k\fR, \fB\-\^\-csv\fR
+Enable CSV special processing.
+See the manual for details.
+eventually provide a URL here.
 .BI \-l " lib\fR, "\c
 .BI \-\^\-load " lib"
 Load a
@@ -638,6 +644,20 @@ Similarly, assigning a value to
 .B $0
 causes the record to be resplit, creating new
 values for the fields.
+.SS Comma Separated Values
+When invoked with the
+.B \-\^\-csv
+.I gawk
+does not use regular record determination and field splitting
+as described above.
+Instead, records are terminated by unquoted newlines, and
+fields are separated by commas.
+Double-quotes may be used to enclose fields containing
+commas, newlines, or doubled double-quotes.
+in the manual for more detail.
 .SS Built-in Variables
 .IR Gawk\^ "'s"
 built-in variables are listed below.


Summary of changes:
 doc/ChangeLog  |  5 +++++
 doc/ | 14 ++++++++------
 doc/gawk.1     | 20 ++++++++++++++++++++
 3 files changed, 33 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)


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