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asa(1)									asa(1)

       asa - Interprets carriage-control characters

       asa [file...]

       Interfaces  documented on this reference page conform to industry stan‐
       dards as follows:

       asa: XCU5.0

       Refer to the standards(5) reference page	 for  more  information	 about
       industry standards and associated tags.


       The pathname of a file to be read.  If this parameter is omitted, stan‐
       dard input is read.

       The asa command writes its input files to standard output, mapping car‐
       riage-control  characters  from	the text files to line-printer control

       The first character of every input line is removed  and,	 depending  on
       the  character  removed,	 an action performed on that character and the
       rest of the line.  If the character removed is: The rest of the line is
       output  without change.	A newline character is output, followed by the
       rest of the input line.	A form-feed character is output,  followed  by
       the  rest  of  the  input line.	 The newline character of the previous
       line is replaced with a carriage-return	character,  which  is  output,
       followed	 by the rest of the input line. If + is the first character in
       the input, + has the  same  effect  as  the  space  character.	[Tru64
       UNIX]  The character is output, followed by the rest of the input line.

       The  following  exit  values  are  returned: Successful completion.  An
       error occurred.

       To view a file (created by a program using FORTRAN-style carriage  con‐
       trol  characters)  on a terminal: asa file To format the FORTRAN output
       of a.out and direct it to the printer: a.out | asa | lp

       The following environment variables affect the execution of  asa:  Pro‐
       vides  a	 default value for the internationalization variables that are
       unset or null. If LANG is unset or null, the corresponding  value  from
       the  default  locale is used.  If any of the internationalization vari‐
       ables contain an invalid setting, the utility behaves as if none of the
       variables  had been defined.  If set to a non-empty string value, over‐
       rides the values	 of  all  the  other  internationalization  variables.
       Determines  the	locale for the interpretation of sequences of bytes of
       text data as characters (for example, single-byte as opposed to	multi-
       byte  characters	 in arguments and input files).	 Determines the locale
       for the format and contents of diagnostic messages written to  standard
       error.	Determines the location of message catalogues for the process‐
       ing of LC_MESSAGES.

       Commands:  lp(1)

       Standards:  standards(5)


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