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ASA(1)			  BSD General Commands Manual			ASA(1)

NAME
     asa — interpret carriage-control characters

SYNOPSIS
     asa [file ...]

DESCRIPTION
     The asa utility reads files sequentially, mapping FORTRAN carriage-con‐
     trol 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 following 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 ⟨space⟩.

EXIT STATUS
     The asa utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.

EXAMPLES
     To view a file containing the output of a FORTRAN program:

	   asa file

     To format the output of a FORTRAN program and redirect it to a line-
     printer:

	   a.out | asa | lpr

SEE ALSO
     f77(1)

STANDARDS
     The asa utility conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 (“POSIX.1”).

AUTHORS
     J.T. Conklin, Winning Strategies, Inc.

BSD				  May 9, 2002				   BSD
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