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[bad4496]1.TH BARNOWL 1 "24 Jun 2011"
[7d4fbcd]2.SH NAME
[bad4496]3BarnOwl \- tty\(hybased zephyr client
[7d4fbcd]4.SH SYNOPSIS
[fa1b15b]5.B barnowl
11[\-c \fICONFIGFILE\fP]
12[\-t \fITTY\fP]
13[\-s \fICONFIGDIR\fP]
[fa1b15b]16.B BarnOwl
[bad4496]17is a fully integrated tty\(hybased instant messaging client.  Currently
18it supports AOL Instant Messenger, MIT Zephyr, Jabber, IRC, and Twitter.  It is
19curses\(hybased, allows for emacs\(hystyle editing of outgoing messages, and
20uses Perl as an extension and configuration language.  \fBBarnOwl\fP will
[fa1b15b]21also run happily without a configuration file.
[bad4496]23Once \fBBarnOwl\fP is started, typing \(oqh\(cq will display a help screen.
24Typing \(oq:\(cq enters command mode, allowing the user to type a \fBBarnOwl\fP
[fa1b15b]25command line.
[bad4496]27.SH OPTIONS
28The following command\-line options are avilable when running \fBBarnOwl\fP:
30\fB\-n\fP, \fB\-\-no\-subs\fP
31Do not subscribe to zephyr messages on startup.  By default, \fBBarnOwl\fP
[5f82eb3]32subscribes to the default subscriptions and to anything found in
[bad4496]33\fI~/.zephyr.subs\fP.  When this option is used, no subscriptions are loaded.
36\fB\-c\fP, \fB\-\-config\-file\fP=\fIFILE\fP
37Specify an alternate config file for \fBBarnOwl\fP to use.  By default,
38\fBBarnOwl\fP uses \fI~/.barnowlconf\fP if it exists, and \fI~/.owlconf\fP otherwise.
41\fB\-s\fP, \fB\-\-config\-dir\fP=\fIDIR\fP
42Specify an alternate configuration directory.  By default, \fBBarnOwl\fP uses
46\fB\-t\fP, \fB\-\-tty\fP=\fITTY\fP
47Specify the tty name to use for the zephyr location.
50\fB\-v\fP, \fB\-\-version\fP
51Print the version number of \fBBarnOwl\fP and exit.
54\fB\-d\fP, \fB\-\-debug\fP
55Enable debugging.  By default, debugging information is placed in
59\fB\-h\fP, \fB\-\-help\fP
60Print command\(hyline option help.
[bad4496]62.SH AUTHORS
[fa1b15b]63Written by Nelson Elhage and Alejandro Sedeno at the Massachusetts
[bad4496]64Institute of Technology.  Based on Owl by James Kretchmar.
[7d4fbcd]66Comments, questions, and bug reports may be mailed to
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