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[7d4fbcd]1.TH owl 1 "21 May 2002"
2.SH NAME
3owl \- tty based zephyr client
4.SH SYNOPSIS
5.B owl
6[ \-n
7]
8[ \-c
9.I configfile
10]
11[ \-t
12.I tty
13]
14[ \-v
15]
16
17.br
18.SH DESCRIPTION
19.B Owl
20is a fully integrated tty based zephyr client for sending and
21receiving zephyrs.  It is curses-based, allows for emacs style editing
22of outgoing messages and uses a perl configuration language for
23setting options and customizing message formatting.  Owl will also run
24happily without a configuration file.
25
26Once owl is started typing 'h' will display a help screen.  Typing ':'
27enters command mode, allowing the user to type an owl command line.
28
29.PP
30.SH USE
31The following command line options are avilable when running owl:
32
33.B \-n
34.IP
35Do not subscribe to messages on startup.  By default owl subscribes to
36the default subscriptions and to anything found in ~/.zephyr.subs
37.LP
38
39.B \-c \fIconfigfile\fP
40.IP
41Specifiy an alternate config file for owl to use.  By default it looks
42for ~/.owlconf
43.LP
44
45.B \-t \fItty\fP
46.IP
47Specifiy the tty name to use for the zephyr location.
48.LP
49
50.B \-v
51.IP
52Print the version number of owl and exit.
53.LP
54
55.SH AUTHOR
56Written by James Kretchmar at the Massachusetts Institute of
57Technology.
58Comments, questions, and bug reports may be mailed to
59\fBbug-ktools@mit.edu\fP.
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