ASA(1) BSD General Commands Manual ASA(1)NAMEasa — interpret carriage-control characters
SYNOPSISasa [file ...]
The asa utility reads files sequentially, mapping FORTRAN carriage-con‐
trol characters to line-printer control sequences, and writes them to the
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
1 Output a ⟨formfeed⟩ character before printing the rest of the
+ 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⟩.
The asa utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.
To view a file containing the output of a FORTRAN program:
To format the output of a FORTRAN program and redirect it to a line-
a.out | asa | lpr
The asa utility conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 (“POSIX.1”).
J.T. Conklin, Winning Strategies, Inc.
BSD May 9, 2002 BSD