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[fa1b15b]1.TH barnowl 1 "23 Jun 2008"
[7d4fbcd]2.SH NAME
[fa1b15b]3barnowl \- tty based zephyr client
[7d4fbcd]4.SH SYNOPSIS
[fa1b15b]5.B barnowl
[7d4fbcd]6[ \-n
7]
[1d1244a2]8[ \-d
[7d4fbcd]9]
[1d1244a2]10[ \-D
[7d4fbcd]11]
12[ \-v
13]
[1d1244a2]14[ \-h
[5f82eb3]15]
[1d1244a2]16[ \-c
17.I configfile
[5f82eb3]18]
[1d1244a2]19[ \-t
20.I tty
[5f82eb3]21]
[fa1b15b]22[ \-s
23.I configdir
24]
[7d4fbcd]25.br
26.SH DESCRIPTION
[fa1b15b]27.B BarnOwl
[5f82eb3]28is a fully integrated tty based instant messaging client.  Currently
[fa1b15b]29it supports AOL Instant Messenger, MIT Zephyr, and Jabber.  It is
30curses-based, allows for emacs-style editing of outgoing messages and
31uses perl as an extension and configuration language.  BarnOwl will
32also run happily without a configuration file.
[7d4fbcd]33
[fa1b15b]34Once BarnOwl is started, typing 'h' will display a help screen.
35Typing \':\' enters command mode, allowing the user to type a barnowl
36command line.
[7d4fbcd]37
38.PP
39.SH USE
[fa1b15b]40The following command line options are avilable when running barnowl:
[7d4fbcd]41
42.B \-n
43.IP
[fa1b15b]44Do not subscribe to zephyr messages on startup.  By default BarnOwl
[5f82eb3]45subscribes to the default subscriptions and to anything found in
46~/.zephyr.subs.  When this option is used no subscriptions are loaded.
[7d4fbcd]47.LP
48
49.B \-c \fIconfigfile\fP
50.IP
[fa1b15b]51Specifiy an alternate config file for BarnOwl to use.  By default,
52barnowl uses ~/.barnowlconf if it exists, and ~/.owlconf otherwise.
53.LP
54
55.B \-s \fIconfigdir\fP
56.IP
57Specify an alternate configuration directory. By default, BarnOwl uses
58~/.owl/.
[7d4fbcd]59.LP
60
61.B \-t \fItty\fP
62.IP
63Specifiy the tty name to use for the zephyr location.
64.LP
65
66.B \-v
67.IP
[fa1b15b]68Print the version number of barnowl and exit.
[7d4fbcd]69.LP
70
[5f82eb3]71.B \-d
72.IP
73Enable debugging.  By default debugging information is placed in
74/var/tmp/owldebug.
75.LP
76
77.B \-D
78.IP
79Enable debugging, but first delete any existing debugging file.
80.LP
81
82.B \-h
83.IP
84Print command line option help.
85.LP
86
[7d4fbcd]87.SH AUTHOR
[fa1b15b]88Written by Nelson Elhage and Alejandro Sedeno at the Massachusetts
89Institute of Technology. Based on Owl by James Kretchmar.
90
[7d4fbcd]91Comments, questions, and bug reports may be mailed to
[fa1b15b]92\fBbug-barnowl@mit.edu\fP.
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