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asa(1)									asa(1)

       asa - interpret ASA carriage control characters


       interprets  the	output	of  FORTRAN programs that utilize ASA carriage
       control characters.  It processes either	 the  files  whose  names  are
       given as arguments, or the standard input if is specified or if no file
       names are given.	 The first character of each line is assumed to	 be  a
       control character.  The following control characters are interpreted as

	      (blank) Output a single new-line character before printing.

	      (space) (UNIX Standard only, see standards(5)) The rest  of  the
		      line will be output without change.

	      A <newline> shall be output, then the rest of
		      the input line.

	      Output a new-page character before printing.

	      Overprint previous line.

	      (UNIX Standard only, see
		      standards(5))  The  <newline> of the previous line shall
		      be replaced  with	 one  or  more	implementation-defined
		      characters  that	causes	printing  to  return to column
		      position 1, followed by the rest of the input  line.  If
		      the + is the first character in the input, it shall have
		      the same effect as <space>.

       Lines beginning with other than the above characters  are  treated  the
       same as lines beginning with a blank.  The first character of a line is
       printed.	 If any such lines appear, an appropriate diagnostic  is  sent
       to  standard  error.   This program forces the first line of each input
       file to start on a new page.

       (UNIX Standard only, see standards(5)) The action of the asa utility is
       unspecified  upon  encountering	any  character other than those listed
       above as the first character in a line.

       To view the output of FORTRAN programs which use ASA  carriage  control
       characters  and	have them appear in normal form, can be used as a fil‐

       The output, properly formatted and paginated, is then directed  to  the
       line  printer.	FORTRAN output previously sent to a file can be viewed
       on a user terminal screen by using:

       For information about the UNIX standard environment, see standards(5).

   Environment Variables
       determines the interpretation of text within  file  as  single-	and/or
       multi-byte characters.

       determines the language in which messages are displayed.

       If  or  is  not	specified  in  the  environment or is set to the empty
       string, the value of is used as a default for each unspecified or empty
       variable.  If is not specified or is set to the empty string, a default
       of "C" (see lang(5)) is used instead of

       If any  internationalization  variable  contains	 an  invalid  setting,
       behaves	as  if all internationalization variables are set to "C".  See

   International Code Set Support
       Single- and multi-byte character code sets are supported.

       efl(1), f77(1), ratfor(1), standards(5).


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