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ordchr (3)

Name

ordchr - convert characters to strings and vice versa

Synopsis

@load "ordchr"

number = ord("A")
string = chr(65)

Description

ORDCHR(3)                  GNU Awk Extension Modules                 ORDCHR(3)



NAME
       ordchr - convert characters to strings and vice versa

SYNOPSIS
       @load "ordchr"

       number = ord("A")
       string = chr(65)

DESCRIPTION
       The  ordchr  extension  adds  two functions named ord().  and chr(), as
       follows.

       ord()  This function takes a string argument, and returns  the  numeric
              value of the first character in the string.

       chr()  This  function  takes  a  numeric  argument and returns a string
              whose first character is that represented by the number.

       These functions are inspired by the Pascal language  functions  of  the
       same name.

EXAMPLE
       @load "ordchr"
       ...
       printf("The numeric value of 'A' is %d\n", ord("A"))
       printf("The string value of 65 is %s\n", chr(65))


ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       +---------------+------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE  |
       +---------------+------------------+
       |Availability   | text/gawk        |
       +---------------+------------------+
       |Stability      | Volatile         |
       +---------------+------------------+
SEE ALSO
       GAWK:  Effective  AWK  Programming,  filefuncs(3), fnmatch(3), fork(3),
       inplace(3), readdir(3), readfile(3), revoutput(3), rwarray(3), time(3).

AUTHOR
       Arnold Robbins, arnold@skeeve.com.

COPYING PERMISSIONS
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NOTES
       This    software    was    built    from    source     available     at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.    The  original  community
       source                was                downloaded                from
       https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gawk/gawk-4.2.1.tar.xz

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at https://www.gnu.org/software/gawk.



Free Software Foundation          Jan 15 2013                        ORDCHR(3)