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#1

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#2

https://www.gnu.org/software/gawk/manual/html_node/Function-Example.html


#4

No idea, sorry. It has to do with GNU programming, but I don’t have any experience with that. I did a quick search and found the article I attached, hoping it would be helpful. :sweat_smile:


#5

Looks like an example of a recursive function. It takes a string as an input parameter and returns the string in reverse order.

Looks like the line you have shown is actually the example in the article @bkpaladin linked, just missing the initial string.
"$ echo “Don’t Panic!” |"

So the last bit after the -| is the result of the function: “Don’t Panic!” written backwards.