UNITS(7)                                                 UNITS(7)

     NAME
          units - conversion program

     SYNOPSIS
          units

     DESCRIPTION
          Units converts quantities expressed in various standard
          scales to their equivalents in other scales.  It works
          interactively in this fashion:

               You have: inch
               You want: cm
                    * 2.54000e+00
                    / 3.93701e-01

          A quantity is specified as a multiplicative combination of
          units optionally preceded by a numeric multiplier.  Powers
          are indicated by suffixed positive integers, division by the
          usual sign:

               You have: 15 pounds force/in2
               You want: atm
                    * 1.02069e+00
                    / 9.79730e-01

          Units only does multiplicative scale changes.  Thus it can
          convert Kelvin to Rankine, but not Centigrade to Fahrenheit.
          Most familiar units, abbreviations, and metric prefixes are
          recognized, together with a generous leavening of exotica
          and a few constants of nature including:

               pi   ratio of circumference to diameter
               c    speed of light
               e    charge on an electron
               g    acceleration of gravity
               force     same as g
               mole Avogadro's number
               water     pressure head per unit height of water
               au   astronomical unit

          `Pound' is a unit of mass.  Compound names are run together,
          e.g. `lightyear'.  British units that differ from their US
          counterparts are prefixed thus: `brgallon'.  Currency is
          denoted `belgiumfranc', `britainpound', ...

          For a complete list of units, `cat /usr/lib/units'.

     FILES
          /usr/lib/units

     UNITS(7)                                                 UNITS(7)

     BUGS
          Don't base your financial plans on the currency conversions.