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ASA(1)									ASA(1)

NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     asa - interpret ASA carriage control characters

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     asa [files]

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     Asa 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 no file names are supplied.	The
     first character of	each line is assumed to	be a control character;	their
     meanings are:

     ' '   (blank) single new line before printing

     0	   double new line before printing

     1	   new page before printing

     +	   overprint previous line.

     Lines beginning with other	than the above characters are treated as if
     they began	with ' '.  The first character of a line is not	printed.  If
     any such lines appear, an appropriate diagnostic will appear on standard
     error.  This program forces the first line	of each	input file to start on
     a new page.

     If	the environment	variable _XPG is defined, asa operates in conformance
     with the X/Open XPG4 specifications.  The format of the output may	differ
     in	accordance to the XPG4 standards.

EXAMPLE    [Toc]    [Back]

     To	correctly view the output of FORTRAN programs which use	ASA carriage
     control characters, asa could be used as a	filter thusly:

	  a.out	| asa |	lpr

     and the output, properly formatted	and paginated, would be	directed to
     the line printer.	FORTRAN	output sent to a file could be viewed by:

	  asa file

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]


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