Bug ID: 226112
Summary: awk(1) man page unclear about field separator, FS
Severity: Affects Some People
Created attachment 190888
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:
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
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