asa(1)asa(1)NAMEasa - Interprets carriage-control characters
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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
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.