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UNITS(1) UNIX Programmer's Manual UNITS(1)


    units - conversion program




    _U_n_i_t_s converts quantities expressed in various standard
    scales to their equivalents in other scales.  It works
    interactively in this fashion:
         _Y_o_u _h_a_v_e: inch
         _Y_o_u _w_a_n_t: cm
              * _2._5_4_0_0_0_e+_0_0
              / _3._9_3_7_0_1_e-_0_1
    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:
         _Y_o_u _h_a_v_e: 15 pounds force/in2
         _Y_o_u _w_a_n_t: atm
              * _1._0_2_0_6_9_e+_0_0
              / _9._7_9_7_3_0_e-_0_1
    _U_n_i_t_s only does multiplicative scale changes.  Thus it can
    convert Kelvin to Rankine, but not Centigrade 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 a unit of mass.  Compound names are run together,
    e.g. `lightyear'.  British units that differ from their US
    counterparts are prefixed thus: `brgallon'.  Currency is
    denoted `belgiumfranc', `britainpound', ...
    For a complete list of units, `cat /usr/lib/units'.




    Don't base your financial plans on the currency conversions.