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

units(1)				  User Commands 				 units(1)

NAME
       units - converts quantities expressed in standard scales to other scales

SYNOPSIS
       units

DESCRIPTION
       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
       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/unittab

FILES
       /usr/share/lib/unittab

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

       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |      ATTRIBUTE TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |Availability		     |SUNWesu			   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+

SEE ALSO
       attributes(5)

SunOS 5.11				   14 Sep 1992					 units(1)


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