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NAME
       units  -	 converts  quantities  expressed  in  standard scales to other
       scales

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
		      *	2.540000e+00
	      /	3.937008e-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 lbs	force/in2
	      You want:~~atm
		      *	1.020689e+00
		      /	9.797299e-01

       units  only  does  multiplicative  scale	 changes;  thus	it can convert
       Kelvin to Rankine, but not Celsius to Fahrenheit. Most familiar	units,
       abbreviations, and metric prefixes are recognized, together with	a gen-
       erous 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	not recognized as a unit of mass; lb is.  Compound  names  are
       run  together, (for example, lightyear).	British	units that differ from
       their U.S. counterparts are prefixed thus:  brgallon.  For  a  complete
       list of units, type:

	      cat /usr/share/lib/unittab

FILES
       /usr/share/lib/unittab

ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |      ATTRIBUTE	TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |Availability		     |SUNWesu			   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+

SEE ALSO
       attributes(5)

SunOS 5.10			  14 Sep 1992			      units(1)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | FILES | ATTRIBUTES | SEE ALSO

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