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PPT(6) Games Manual PPT(6)

reformat input as paper tape

ppt [
string ...

ppt -d [

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:
Decode paper tape on the standard input back to ASCII. Unprintable characters are visually encoded with vis(3) unless the -b option (binary) is also specified. A lowercase ‘x’ is printed for undecipherable input lines.


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

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

Keith Bostic
Paul Janzen <pjanzen@foatdi.net>
Michael Shalayeff <mickey@lucifier.net>
November 18, 2014 OpenBSD-current