Prints an argument in various ASCII formats
'ascii' takes a command line argument, recognizes in it any of the synonyms for an ASCII character and prints all the others. Synonyms include decimal, octal and hex numerical values, ASCII mnemonics, ISO code points and official names, HTML/SGML style entities, and slang names ranging from common to obscure. It is also a handy base converter for values in the range 0-255.
DocumentationUser manpage available in HTML format from http://www.catb.org/~esr/ascii/ascii.html
released on 23 August 2015
17 December 2003
Leaders and contributors
|Eric S. Raymond||Maintainer|
Resources and communication
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 19 April 2018.
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the page “GNU Free Documentation License”.
The copyright and license notices on this page only apply to the text on this page. Any software or copyright-licenses or other similar notices described in this text has its own copyright notice and license, which can usually be found in the distribution or license text itself.