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1.TH owl 1 "10 Apr 2004"
2.SH NAME
3owl \- tty based zephyr client
4.SH SYNOPSIS
5.B owl
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
23.br
24.SH DESCRIPTION
25.B Owl
26is a fully integrated tty based instant messaging client.  Currently
27it supports AOL Instant Messenger and MIT Zephyr.  It is curses-based,
28allows for emacs style editing of outgoing messages and uses a perl
29configuration language for setting options and customizing message
30formatting.  Owl will also run happily without a configuration file.
31
32Once Owl is started, typing 'h' will display a help screen.  Typing
33\':\' enters command mode, allowing the user to type an owl command
34line.
35
36.PP
37.SH USE
38The following command line options are avilable when running owl:
39
40.B \-n
41.IP
42Do not subscribe to zephyr messages on startup.  By default Owl
43subscribes to the default subscriptions and to anything found in
44~/.zephyr.subs.  When this option is used no subscriptions are loaded.
45.LP
46
47.B \-c \fIconfigfile\fP
48.IP
49Specifiy an alternate config file for Owl to use.  The default
50configuration file is ~/.owlconf
51.LP
52
53.B \-t \fItty\fP
54.IP
55Specifiy the tty name to use for the zephyr location.
56.LP
57
58.B \-v
59.IP
60Print the version number of owl and exit.
61.LP
62
63.B \-d
64.IP
65Enable debugging.  By default debugging information is placed in
66/var/tmp/owldebug.
67.LP
68
69.B \-D
70.IP
71Enable debugging, but first delete any existing debugging file.
72.LP
73
74.B \-h
75.IP
76Print command line option help.
77.LP
78
79.SH AUTHOR
80Written by James Kretchmar at the Massachusetts Institute of
81Technology.
82Comments, questions, and bug reports may be mailed to
83\fBbug-owl@ktools.org\fP.
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