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units


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 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 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  attri-
     butes:

     ____________________________________________________________
    |       ATTRIBUTE TYPE        |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE       |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|
    | Availability                | SUNWesu                     |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|


SEE ALSO
     attributes(5)










Man pages from Solaris 10 Update 8. See docs.sun.com and www.oracle.com for further documentation and Solaris information.
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