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UNITS(1) General Commands Manual UNITS(1)NAME

units - conversion programSYNOPSIS

unitsDESCRIPTION

Units converts quantities expressed in various standard scales to their equivalents in other scales. It works interactively in this fash- ion: You have: inch You want: cm * 2.54000e+00 / 3.93701e-01 A quantity is specified as a multiplicative combination of units optionally preceded by a numeric multiplier. Powers are indicated by suf- fixed positive integers, division by the usual sign: You have: 15 pounds force/in2 You want: atm * 1.02069e+00 / 9.79730e-01 Units only does multiplicative scale changes. Thus it can convert Kelvin to Rankine, but not Centigrade to Fahrenheit. Most familiar units, abbreviations, and metric prefixes are recognized, together with a generous leavening of exotica and a few constants of nature including: pi ratio of circumference to diameter c speed of light e charge on an electron g acceleration of gravity force same as g mole Avogadro's number water pressure head per unit height of water au astronomical unit `Pound' is a unit of mass. Compound names are run together, e.g. `lightyear'. British units that differ from their US counterparts are prefixed thus: `brgallon'. Currency is denoted `belgiumfranc', `britainpound', ... For a complete list of units, `cat /usr/share/misc/units'.FILES

/usr/share/misc/unitsBUGS

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units - converts quantities expressed in standard scales to other scalesSYNOPSIS

unitsDESCRIPTION

units converts quantities expressed in various standard scales to their equivalents in other scales. It works interactively in this fash- ion: You have:~~inch You want:~~cm * 2.540000e+00 / 3.937008e-01 A quantity is specified as a multiplicative combination of units optionally preceded by a numeric multiplier. Powers are indicated by suf- fixed positive integers, division by the usual sign: You have:~~15 lbs force/in2 You want:~~atm * 1.020689e+00 / 9.797299e-01 units only does multiplicative scale changes; thus it can convert Kelvin to Rankine, but not Celsius to Fahrenheit. Most familiar units, abbreviations, and metric prefixes are recognized, together with a generous leavening of exotica and a few constants of nature including: pi ratio of circumference to diameter, c speed of light, e charge on an electron, g acceleration of gravity, force same as g, mole Avogadro's number, water pressure head per unit height of water, au astronomical unit. Pound is not recognized as a unit of mass; lb is. Compound names are run together, (for example, lightyear). British units that differ from their U.S. counterparts are prefixed thus: brgallon. For a complete list of units, type: cat /usr/share/lib/unittabFILES

/usr/share/lib/unittabATTRIBUTES

See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWesu | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+SEE ALSO

attributes(5)SunOS 5.1114 Sep 1992 units(1)