interpret printer control codes
asa [ file ... ]
asa maps printer control characters which it reads from
or from the standard input if none is specified. It
writes the converted source to the standard output.
asa removes and interprets the first character of each
line as follows:
If any other character is present in the first column, the line is
treated as invalid.
No action; output the remainder of the line as is.
Print a newline character followed by the remainder of the line.
Print the character sequence to start a new page followed by the
remainder of the line.
Replace the newline character of the previous line with a character
sequence that causes the previous line to be overstruck with the
remainder of the current line. The ``+'' character is treated
as a space if it is the first character in the input.
asa is conformant with:
ISO/IEC DIS 99452:1992, Information technology Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX) Part 2: Shell and Utilities (IEEE Std 1003.21992);
X/Open CAE Specification, Commands and Utilities, Issue 4, 1992.
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SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003