Awk Programming Question:
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What is the output of this program?

#! /usr/bin/awk -f
BEGIN {
print "20"<"9" ? "true":"false"
}
a) true
b) false
c) syntax error
d) none of the mentioned

Answer:

a) true
Explanation:
The operands of relational operators are converted to, and compared as string if both are not numbers. Strings are compared by comparing the characters of each. Hence 20 is less then 9.
Output:
root@ubuntu:/home/google# chmod +x test.awk
root@ubuntu:/home/google# ./test.awk
true
root@ubuntu:/home/google#

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