abort.3am man page
abort — exit without running END rules
The abort extension adds a function named abort(), as follows:
This function takes an integer argument and passes that value to the exit(3) C library function. If the argument is not numeric, it passes zero to exit(3). No matter what, gawk exits.
@load "abort" ... printf "Goodbye, cruel world!\n" abort(11)
Arnold D. Robbins
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