SSAM(1) SSAM(1) NAME ssam - stream interface to sam SYNOPSIS ssam [ -n ] [ -e script ] [ -f sfile ] [ file ... ] DESCRIPTION Ssam copies the named files (standard input default) to the standard output, edited by a script of sam commands (q.v.). When the script starts, the entire input is selected. The -f option causes the script to be taken from file sfile. If there is a -e option and no -f, the flag -e may be omitted. The -n option suppresses the default output. EXAMPLES ssam -n ,10p file Print first 10 lines of file. ssam 'y/[a-zA-Z]+/ c/\n/' *.ms Print one word per line. ssam 's/\n\n+/\n/g' Delete empty lines from standard input. ssam 's/UNIX/& system/g' Replace every instance of `UNIX' by `UNIX system'. ssam 'y/[a-zA-Z]+/ c/\n/' | grep . Count frequency of words read from standard input. SOURCE /bin/ssam SEE ALSO sed(1), sam(1), regexp(7) Rob Pike, ``The text editor sam''. BUGS Ssam consumes all of standard input before running the script.