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asa - interpret carriage-control characters
The asa utility reads files sequentially, mapping FORTRAN carriage-control characters to line-printer control sequences, and writes them to the standard output.
The first character of each line is interpreted as a carriage-control character. The following characters are interpreted as follows:
| || Output the rest of the line without change. |
| 0 || Output a <newline> character before printing the rest of the line. |
| 1 || Output a <formfeed> character before printing the rest of the line. |
| + || 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>.
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-printer:
"a.out | asa | lpr"
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