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PPT(6)                         BSD Games Manual                         PPT(6)

NAME
     ppt -- reformat input as paper tape

SYNOPSIS
     ppt [string ...]
     ppt -d [-b]

DESCRIPTION
     The ppt command reads the given input and reformats it in the form of
     paper tape.  Acceptable input are command line arguments or the standard
     input.

     The options are as follows:

     -d [-b]  Decode paper tape on the standard input back to ASCII.  Unprint-
              able characters are visually encoded with vis(3) unless the -b
              option (binary) is also specified.  A lowercase 'x' is printed
              for undecipherable input lines.

SEE ALSO
     bcd(6)

STANDARDS
     ECMA-10, ECMA Standard for Data Interchange on Punched Tape.

HISTORY
     The ppt command first appeared in 4.3BSD-Tahoe.  The options -d and -b
     first appeared in OpenBSD 3.3.

AUTHORS
     Keith Bostic
     Paul Janzen <pjanzen@foatdi.net>
     Michael Shalayeff <mickey@lucifier.net>

BSD                            November 18, 2014                           BSD