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units(1)				  User Commands 				 units(1)

       units - converts quantities expressed in standard scales to other scales


       units  converts	quantities  expressed  in various standard scales to their equivalents in
       other scales. It works interactively in this fashion:

	 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 suffixed 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

       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/unittab


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

       |      ATTRIBUTE TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
       |Availability		     |SUNWesu			   |


SunOS 5.11				   14 Sep 1992					 units(1)
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