Section: GNU Awk Extension Modules (3am)
Updated: Jan 15 2013Index
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ordchr - convert characters to strings and vice versa
number = ord("A")
string = chr(65)
extension adds two functions named
This function takes a string argument, and returns the
numeric value of the first character in the string.
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.
# .SH NOTES
# .SH BUGS
printf("The numeric value of 'A' is %d\n", ord("A"))
printf("The string value of 65 is %s\n", chr(65))
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