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A framework which makes you to write scripts as if they were written in awk.

Project Description

All you have to do is make a script file and create a class which extends PyAwk class and write some procedures like awk.

There are some examples on


  • Python 3.3 or later


  • begin and end syntax which are called only once in an execution.
  • begin_file and end_file syntax which are called only once par each file.
  • awk specific valiables like FILENAME, FS, OFS, RS, ORS, NF, NR, FNR, FIELDWIDTHS.
  • command line options like debug mode, set valiables.
  • SQLite3 query.


$ pip install PyAwk


0.1.0 (2014-02-21)

  • first release


This is a parser for LTSV formatted data.

#!/usr/bin/env python3.3
from pyawk import PyAwk, p
class LTSVParser(PyAwk):
    def begin(self):
        self.FS = '\t'
        self.count = 0

    def action(self, S):
        if not p(S[0], r'status:200'):
            self.count += 1
            d = {}
            for elem in S[1:]:
                key, value = elem.split(':', 1)
                d[key] = value

    def end(self):

if __name__ == '__main__':

Then you can execute this script with LTSV file.

$ ./ ltsv.log
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