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Debug Awk Script

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My team at work had a developer come in and build some sort of analytical DB using MS Access. Most of the processing is done by an .exe written in Awk. I have never even heard of Awk before I saw this developer's work. We have changed a lot of the database tables and the script can no longer finish without crashing. How can I open the EXE file and debug this Awk code? I am in a Windows environment.
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Basically you can not modify a compiled EXE file without having the source code.
You could reverse engineer the executable but to do that advanced assembly knowledge and a bunch of special, expensive tools would be necessary.
Your best bet would be to contact the developer and ask for source code or ask him to rewrite the program with necessary changes.
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