|ORDCHR(3am)||GNU Awk Extension Modules||ORDCHR(3am)|
NAME¶ordchr - convert characters to strings and vice versa
number = ord("A")
string = chr(65)
DESCRIPTION¶The ordchr extension adds two functions named ord(). and chr(), as follows.
- 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.
@load "ordchr" ... printf("The numeric value of 'A' is %d\n", ord("A")) printf("The string value of 65 is %s\n", chr(65))
SEE ALSO¶GAWK: Effective AWK Programming, filefuncs(3am), fnmatch(3am), fork(3am), inplace(3am), readdir(3am), readfile(3am), revoutput(3am), rwarray(3am), time(3am).
AUTHOR¶Arnold Robbins, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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|Jan 15 2013||Free Software Foundation|