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ASA(1) BSD General Commands Manual ASA(1)
asa -- interpret carriage-control characters
asa [file ...]
The asa utility reads files sequentially, mapping FORTRAN carriage-control 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 fol-
lowing 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
The asa utility exit 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.
To view a file containing the output of a FORTRAN program:
To format the output of a FORTRAN program and redirect it to a line-printer:
a.out | asa | lpr
The asa utility conforms to IEEE Std 1003.2-1992 (``POSIX.2'') and to X/Open Commands and
Utilities Issue 5 (``XCU5'').
J.T. Conklin, Winning Strategies, Inc.
BSD September 23, 1993 BSD
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