Frequently Asked Questions == FAQ
comp.lang.awk is about the use of Awk on ALL computer platforms.
The comp.lang.awk FAQ list is posted frequently, with a long expiry time.
This article's References: header points to it. Some sites on the World
Wide Web archive all Usenet posts, and should be able to find it for you.
Also, it is available from news.answers archives.
quoting the news.answers FAQ:
Where are *.answers archived?
All of the *.answers newsgroups are archived in the periodic posting
archive on rtfm.mit.edu [184.108.40.206]. Postings are located in the
anonymous ftp directories /pub/usenet/alt.answers,
/pub/usenet/comp.answers, etc., and are archived by "Archive-name".
Other subdirectories of /pub/usenet contain periodic postings that may
not appear in *.answers (as well as most of the *.answers postings),
saved by Subject line rather than by Archive-name.
If you do not have anonymous ftp access, you can access the archives
by mail server as well. Send an E-mail message to
separate lines for more information.
The FAQ list for comp.lang.awk can be found on the Internet:
A version reformatted for PalmPilot may be found at
An Italian translation may be found at