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BCD(6)                         BSD Games Manual                         BCD(6)

NAME
     bcd -- reformat input as punch cards

SYNOPSIS
     bcd [-l] [string ...]
     bcd -d [-l]

DESCRIPTION
     The bcd command reads the given input and reformats it in the form of
     punched cards.  Acceptable input are command line arguments or the stan-
     dard input.

     The options are as follows:

     -d      Decode punch cards on the standard input back to ASCII.

     -l      Create or decode 80 column punch cards.  The default is 48 col-
             umns.

SEE ALSO
     ppt(6)

STANDARDS
     ISO 1681:1973, Information processing--Unpunched paper
     cards--Specification.

     ISO 1682:1973, Information processing--80 columns punched paper
     cards--Dimensions and location of rectangular punched holes.

HISTORY
     The bcd command first appeared in 3BSD.

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