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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for asa (opensolaris section 1)

asa(1)					  User Commands 				   asa(1)

NAME
       asa - convert FORTRAN carriage-control output to printable form

SYNOPSIS
       asa [-f] [file]...

DESCRIPTION
       The  asa  utility  will write its input files to standard output, mapping carriage-control
       characters from the text files to line-printer control sequences.

       The first character of every line will be  removed  from  the  input,  and  the	following
       actions will be performed.

       If the character removed is:

       SPACE	The rest of the line will be output without change.

       0	It  is	replaced by a newline control sequence followed by the rest  of the input
		line.

       1	It is replaced by a newpage control sequence followed by the rest  of  the  input
		line.

       +	It is replaced by a control sequence that causes printing to  return to the first
		column of the previous line, where the rest of	the input line is printed.

       For any other character in the first column of an input line, asa skips the character  and
       prints the rest of the line unchanged.

       If asa is called without providing a filename, the standard input is used.

OPTIONS
       The following option is supported:

       -f    Start each file on a new page.

OPERANDS
       The following operand is supported:

       file    A  pathname  of	a text file used for input. If no file operands are specified, or
	       `-' is specified, then the standard input will be used.

EXAMPLES
       The command

	 a.out | asa | lp

       converts output from a.out to conform with conventional printers and  directs it through a
       pipe to the printer.

       The command

	 asa  output

       shows the contents of file output on a terminal as it would appear on a printer.

       The following program is used in the next two examples:

	 write(*,'(" Blank")')
	 write(*,'("0Zero ")')
	 write(*,'("+	     Plus ")')
	 write(*,'("1One  ")')
	 end

       Both of the following examples produce two pages of output:

       Page 1:

	 Blank

	 ZeroPlus

       Page 2:

	 One

       Example 1 Using actual files

	 a.out >  MyOutputFile
	 asa < MyOutputFile | lp

       Example 2 Using only pipes

	 a.out |  asa | lp

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
       See  environ(5)	for  descriptions  of the following environment variables that affect the
       execution of asa: LANG, LC_ALL, LC_CTYPE, LC_MESSAGES, and NLSPATH.

EXIT STATUS
       The following exit values are returned:

       0     All input files were output successfully.

       >0    An error occurred.

ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |      ATTRIBUTE TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |Availability		     |SUNWcsu			   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |Interface Stability	     |Standard			   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+

SEE ALSO
       lp(1), attributes(5), environ(5), standards(5)

SunOS 5.11				   18 Apr 1995					   asa(1)


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