psc

PSC 6.21 (1)                General Commands Manual               PSC 6.21 (1)



NAME
       psc - prepare sc files

SYNOPSIS
       psc [ -fLkrSPv ] [ -s cell ] [ -R n ] [ -C n ] [ -n n ] [ -d c ]


DESCRIPTION
       Psc is used to prepare data for input to the spread sheet calculator
       sc(1).  It accepts normal ascii data on standard input.  Standard
       output is a sc file.  With no options, psc starts the spread sheet in
       cell A0.  Strings are right justified.  All data on a line is entered
       on the same row; new input lines cause the output row number to
       increment by one.  The default delimiters are tab and space.  The
       column formats are set to one larger than the number of columns
       required to hold the largest value in the column.

       Options:


       -f     Omit column width calculations.  This option is for preparing
              data to be merged with an existing spreadsheet.  If the option
              is not specified, the column widths calculated for the data read
              by psc will override those already set in the existing
              spreadsheet.


       -L     Left justify strings.


       -k     Keep all delimiters.  This option causes the output cell to
              change on each new delimiter encountered in the input stream.
              The default action is to condense multiple delimters to one, so
              that the cell only changes once per input data item.


       -r     Output the data by row first then column.  For input consisting
              of a single column, this option will result in output of one row
              with multiple columns instead of a single column spread sheet.


       -s cell
              Start the top left corner of the spread sheet in cell.  For
              example, -s B33 will arrange the output data so that the spread
              sheet starts in column B, row 33.


       -R n   Increment by n on each new output row.


       -C n   Increment by n on each new output column.


       -n n   Output n rows before advancing to the next column.  This option
              is used when the input is arranged in a single column and the
              spread sheet is to have multiple columns, each of which is to be
              length n.


       -d c   Use the single character c as the delimiter between input
              fields.


       -P     Plain numbers only.  A field is a number only when there is no
              imbeded [-+eE].


       -S     All numbers are strings.


       -v     Print the version of psc


SEE ALSO
       sc(1)


AUTHOR
       Robert Bond



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