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SunOS man pages : asa (1)

User Commands                                              asa(1)


asa - convert FORTRAN carriage-control output to printable form


asa [ -f ] [ file ... ]


The asa utility will write its input files to standard out- put, 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 previ- ous 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.


The following option is supported: -f Start each file on a new page.


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.


Example 1: Examples of the asa command. SunOS 5.8 Last change: 18 Apr 1995 1 User Commands asa(1) 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 Example 1. With actual files: a.out > MyOutputFile asa < MyOutputFile | lp Example 2. With only pipes: a.out | asa | lp Both of the above examples produce two pages of output: Page 1: Blank ZeroPlus Page 2: One


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


The following exit values are returned: 0 All input files were output successfully. SunOS 5.8 Last change: 18 Apr 1995 2 User Commands asa(1) >0 An error occurred.


See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attri- butes: ____________________________________________________________ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | |_____________________________|_____________________________| | Availability | SUNWcsu | |_____________________________|_____________________________|


lp(1), attributes(5), environ(5) SunOS 5.8 Last change: 18 Apr 1995 3