UNITS(1) UNITS(1) 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(1) UNITS(1) BUGS Don't base your financial plans on the currency conversions.