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NAME

asa - Interprets carriage-control characters  

SYNOPSIS

asa [file...]


 

STANDARDS

Interfaces documented on this reference page conform to industry standards as follows:

asa:  XPG4, XPG4-UNIX

Refer to the standards(5) reference page for more information about industry standards and associated tags.
 

OPTIONS

[XPG4-UNIX]  None
 

OPERANDS

[XPG4-UNIX]  The pathname of a file to be read. If this parameter is omitted, standard input is read.
 

DESCRIPTION

[XPG4-UNIX]  The asa command writes its input files to standard output, mapping carriage-control characters from the text files to line-printer control sequences.

[XPG4-UNIX]  The first character of every input line is removed and, depending on the character removed, an action performed on that character and the rest of the line. If the character removed is: [XPG4-UNIX]  The rest of the line is output without change. [XPG4-UNIX]  A newline character is output, followed by the rest of the input line. [XPG4-UNIX]  A form-feed character is output, followed by the rest of the input line. [XPG4-UNIX]  The newline character of the previous line is replaced with a carriage-return character, which is output, followed by the rest of the input line. If + is the first character in the input, + has the same effect as the space character. [Compaq]  The character is output, followed by the rest of the input line.
 

EXIT STATUS

The following exit values are returned: [XPG4-UNIX]  Successful completion. [XPG4-UNIX]  An error occurred.
 

EXAMPLES

To view a file (created by a program using FORTRAN-style carriage control characters) on a terminal: asa file To format the FORTRAN output of a.out and direct it to the printer: a.out | asa | lp


 

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

The following environment variables affect the execution of asa: [XPG4-UNIX]  Provides a default value for the internationalization variables that are unset or null. If LANG is unset or null, the corresponding value from the default locale is used. If any of the internationalization variables contain an invalid setting, the utility behaves as if none of the variables had been defined. [XPG4-UNIX]  If set to a non-empty string value, overrides the values of all the other internationalization variables. [XPG4-UNIX]  Determines the locale for the interpretation of sequences of bytes of text data as characters (for example, single-byte as opposed to multi-byte characters in arguments and input files). [XPG4-UNIX]  Determines the locale for the format and contents of diagnostic messages written to standard error. [XPG4-UNIX]  Determines the location of message catalogues for the processing of LC_MESSAGES.
 

SEE ALSO

Commands:  lp(1)

Standards:  standards(5)


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
STANDARDS
OPTIONS
OPERANDS
DESCRIPTION
EXIT STATUS
EXAMPLES
ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
SEE ALSO

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