ASA(1)                                                     ASA(1)

     NAME
          asa - interpret ASA control characters

     SYNOPSIS
          asa [ file ] ...

     DESCRIPTION
          Asa takes files which were written with ASA carriage control
          characters, usually by FORTRAN programs, converts them to a
          form suitable for printing on a terminal, line printer, and
          so on, and writes the results on the standard output.

          The control characters handled are:

               ' '  single space
               '0'  double space
               '-'  triple space
               '+'  overprint the previous line
               '1'  start a new page

          If no file names are given, the standard input is used.

          Each input file given starts a new page.  A skip to a new
          page on the first line of the first input file is ignored.