[svlug] What's gawk doing?
mfw at datamain.com
Thu Mar 5 16:35:07 PST 1998
there may be some cron job running every so often that runs gawk. look
# grep gawk /var/spool/cron/crontabs/*
$ man cron
$ man gawk
On Mar 5, 4:18pm, Nicholas Moffitt wrote:
> Subject: Re: [svlug] What's gawk doing?
> gawk is GNU awk. It's a scripting language for text manipulation. it's
> been surpassed by Perl, but some programs still use it.
> On Thu, 5 Mar 1998, Hans Cathcart wrote:
> > Hi Linux beginner here,
> > Every once in a while a program called 'gawk' will consume 10%+ of my CPU,
> > what's it doing?
> > The only thing I can figure is, it's some sort of hard drive defrag
> > program, am I right?
> > I'll post a summary, if that's what's typical here, should I be doing that?
> > Hans Cathcart
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