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QSTARDICT(1)						      General Commands Manual						      QSTARDICT(1)

qstardict - a Qt4 dictionary DESCRIPTION
QStarDict is a StarDict clone written with Qt4. The user interface is similar to StarDict. You can start QStarDict from the menu or by run- ning the qstardict command. TRANSLATION REFORMATTING AND ABBREVIATION EXPANSION
QStarDict can reformat translations and expand dictionary abbreviations. For example this translation: 1> First _val. of _w. 2> Second _val. of _w. ... can be shown as 1. Fist value of word 2. Second value of word 3. ... But reformatting and expanding takes additional CPU time. If the translation reformatting and instant search are both turned on this can decrease QStarDict performance. DICTIONARIES
Dictionaries for StarDict plugin are in StarDict format and by default must be placed into /usr/share/stardict/dic or ~/.stardict/dic directories. A dictionary must consist of three files: - .dict[.dz] file - main dictionary file - .idx - index file - .ifo - description file These files must be placed together in one directory. PRONOUNCING PROGRAMS
QStarDict can pronounce words using external program when popup window is shown. You must set a voice program to pronounce text from stdin. By default this is festival with --tts option. D-BUS QStarDict supports D-Bus message bus. List of available methods: void org.qstardict.dbus.showPopup(QString text) void org.qstardict.dbus.showTranslation(QString text) QString org.qstardict.dbus.translate(QString text) QString org.qstardict.dbus.translateHtml(QString text) QDBusVariant org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties.Get(QString interface_name, QString property_name) void org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties.Set(QString interface_name, QString property_name, QDBusVariant value) QString org.freedesktop.DBus.Introspectable.Introspect() List of available properties: readwrite int org.qstardict.dbus.mainWindowVisible You can call these methods from your applications or by using the qdbus program. This command qdbus org.qstardict.dbus /qstardict org.qstardict.dbus.showPopup "text" will show a QStarDict popup window with a translation of the "text". If you want to show/hide QStarDict window using keyboard shortcuts you must bind the following command to a shortcut: qdbus org.qstardict.dbus /qstardict org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties.Set org.qstardict.dbus mainWindowVisible $(( ! $(qdbus org.qstardict.dbus /qstardict org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties.Get org.qstardict.dbus mainWindowVisible))) HOMEPAGE
QStarDict website <> AUTHOR
QStarDict was written by Alexander Rodin <>. This manual page was written by Alexander Rodin <>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others). SEE ALSO
stardict(1) sdcv(1) qdbus(1) November 11, 2007 QSTARDICT(1)

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dbus-monitor(1) 					      General Commands Manual						   dbus-monitor(1)

dbus-monitor - debug probe to print message bus messages SYNOPSIS
dbus-monitor [--system | --session] [--profile | --monitor] [watch expressions] DESCRIPTION
The dbus-monitor command is used to monitor messages going through a D-Bus message bus. See for more information about the big picture. There are two well-known message buses: the systemwide message bus (installed on many systems as the "messagebus" service) and the per- user-login-session message bus (started each time a user logs in). The --system and --session options direct dbus-monitor to monitor the system or session buses respectively. If neither is specified, dbus-monitor monitors the session bus. dbus-monitor has two different output modes, the 'classic'-style monitoring mode and profiling mode. The profiling format is a compact for- mat with a single line per message and microsecond-resolution timing information. The --profile and --monitor options select the profiling and monitoring output format respectively. If neither is specified, dbus-monitor uses the monitoring output format. In order to get dbus-monitor to see the messages you are interested in, you should specify a set of watch expressions as you would expect to be passed to the dbus_bus_add_watch function. The message bus configuration may keep dbus-monitor from seeing all messages, especially if you run the monitor as a non-root user. OPTIONS
--system Monitor the system message bus. --session Monitor the session message bus. (This is the default.) --profile Use the profiling output format. --monitor Use the monitoring output format. (This is the default.) EXAMPLE
Here is an example of using dbus-monitor to watch for the gnome typing monitor to say things dbus-monitor "type='signal',sender='org.gnome.TypingMonitor',interface='org.gnome.TypingMonitor'" AUTHOR
dbus-monitor was written by Philip Blundell. The profiling output mode was added by Olli Salli. BUGS
Please send bug reports to the D-Bus mailing list or bug tracker, see dbus-monitor(1)
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