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1.TH barnowl 1 "23 Jun 2008"
2.SH NAME
3barnowl \- tty based zephyr client
4.SH SYNOPSIS
5.B barnowl
6[ \-n
7]
8[ \-d
9]
10[ \-D
11]
12[ \-v
13]
14[ \-h
15]
16[ \-c
17.I configfile
18]
19[ \-t
20.I tty
21]
22[ \-s
23.I configdir
24]
25.br
26.SH DESCRIPTION
27.B BarnOwl
28is a fully integrated tty based instant messaging client.  Currently
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.
33
34Once BarnOwl is started, typing 'h' will display a help screen.
35Typing \':\' enters command mode, allowing the user to type a barnowl
36command line.
37
38.PP
39.SH USE
40The following command line options are avilable when running barnowl:
41
42.B \-n
43.IP
44Do not subscribe to zephyr messages on startup.  By default BarnOwl
45subscribes to the default subscriptions and to anything found in
46~/.zephyr.subs.  When this option is used no subscriptions are loaded.
47.LP
48
49.B \-c \fIconfigfile\fP
50.IP
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/.
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
68Print the version number of barnowl and exit.
69.LP
70
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
87.SH AUTHOR
88Written by Nelson Elhage and Alejandro Sedeno at the Massachusetts
89Institute of Technology. Based on Owl by James Kretchmar.
90
91Comments, questions, and bug reports may be mailed to
92\fBbug-barnowl@mit.edu\fP.
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