https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=226112

            Bug ID: 226112
           Summary: awk(1) man page unclear about field separator, FS
           Product: Documentation
           Version: Latest
          Hardware: Any
                OS: Any
            Status: New
          Severity: Affects Some People
          Priority: ---
         Component: Documentation
          Assignee: freebsd-doc@FreeBSD.org
          Reporter: ja...@catflap.org

Created attachment 190888
  --> https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/attachment.cgi?id=190888&action=edit
patch for usr.bin/awk/awk.1 to clarify the use of FS

I realise that awk is a contributed package, but the man page for it has been
pulled in from OpenBSD, and has since been locally modified:
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base/head/usr.bin/awk/awk.1?view=log

Anyway, the man page assumes that apart from the exceptions mentioned, the FS
is a regular expression. This is not the case for a single character - A single
character FS is considered literal.

Attached patch clarifies this. Note that the man page for gawk is correct on
the subject.

Cheers

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