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asa - interpret carriage-control characters

 

NAME

      asa - interpret carriage-control characters
 

SYNOPSIS

      asa [file ...]
 

DESCRIPTION

      The asa utility reads files sequentially, mapping FORTRAN carriage-con‐
      trol characters to line-printer control sequences, and writes them to the
      standard output.
 
      The first character of each line is interpreted as a carriage-control
      character.  The following characters are interpreted as follows:
 
      〈space〉  Output the rest of the line without change.
 
      0        Output a 〈newline〉 character before printing the rest of the
               line.
 
      1        Output a 〈formfeed〉 character before printing the rest of the
               line.
 
      +        The trailing 〈newline〉 of the previous line is replaced by a
               〈carriage-return〉 before printing the rest of the line.
 
      Lines beginning with characters other than the above are treated as if
      they begin with 〈space〉.
      The asa utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.
 

EXAMPLES

      To view a file containing the output of a FORTRAN program:
 
            asa file
 
      To format the output of a FORTRAN program and redirect it to a line-
      printer:
 
            a.out | asa | lpr
      f77(1)
 

STANDARDS

      The asa utility conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 (“POSIX.1”).
 

AUTHORS

      J.T. Conklin, Winning Strategies, Inc.
 

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