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NAME(1) 						      General Commands Manual							   NAME(1)

ticker - scroll messages across the screen SYNOPSIS
ticker [options] [message] DESCRIPTION
ticker is a program that continually scrolls a given message across the screen. There is also an interface to allow other programs to change the message. KEYS
+, [up arrow] Increase scroll speed. -, [down arrw] Decrease scroll speed. [space] Pause. Press any key to unpause. OPTIONS
-h, --help Show summary of options. -u, --upper Scroll text on the top line of the screen. (Default) -l, --lower Scroll text on the bottom line of the screen. -fcolor, --foreground=color Use the specified color as the forground color of the text that is scrolled. The colors that may be used are: black gray red brightred green brightgreen brown yellow blue brightblue magenta brightmagenta cyan brightcyan lightgray white -bcolor, --background=color Use the specified color as the background color of the text that is scrolled. On most terminals, the background color can only be one of the colors listed in the first column above. -dsecs, --delay=secs Number of seconds delay between updates of the display. This controls how fast the text scrolls. You may use decimals to specify faster scroll speeds. The default delay is 1 second; I find 0.1 more pleasing. -snum, --sysv=num Read messages to display from the sysv shared memory segment with an id of num. This is only for use by other programs that need to be able to change the text ticker displays. -Snum, --size=num Size of the shared memory segment to read, when using shared memory communication with another program. Default is 80 characters. -csecs, --check=secs Minimum time between checks of the shared memory segment for a new message. Default is every second. It may in fact check consider- ably less often, as it only checks for a new message once per time that the current message scrolls around the screen. message The message to scroll. Required unless -s is used, in which case it is optional. NOTES
To use the other 23 or so lines of your screen for something useful while the ticker is running, you might want to use splitvt(1) AUTHOR
Joey Hess <> NAME(1)

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COLRCONV(1)						      General Commands Manual						       COLRCONV(1)

colrconv - hamradio convers client with sound and ncurses color support SYNOPSIS
colrconv [options] <host> [<service>] DESCRIPTION
This manual page documents briefly the colrconv commands. This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the original program does not have a manual page. Colrconv is a modified version of VA3DP's ttylink client. In addition to the basic split screen session it gives you color and sound sup- port plus some line editing capabilities, a scroll buffer and a status line. Also the default service is changed to 3600 (convers). A new color is assigned to each user the first time he sends text and this color is used when displaying any subsequent text from this user. Available colors are green, yellow, cyan, magenta, blue and red. These are used twice, the second time with BOLD attribute on. After the colors run out they are used again. Bold red is reserved for special messages (starting with ***) and for private messages (eg. <*oh2bns*>: Hello!). Colrconv plays certain sound files when it receives text from the convers bridge. The files are: (eg.,, and This feature is still a bit experimental and only works with older convers servers. Also you have to make your own .au file. The rsynth package is good at this. See the readme for details. Sound files should go into /usr/lib/colrconv. OPTIONS
-nocolor Start colrconv in black and white, even if terminal has color support. -c channel Connect to channel number 'channel' at startup. -n name Send a '/n name' when connected. When -n is omitted the user's login name is used. LINE EDITING COMMANDS
Ctrl-A Goto beginning of line. Ctrl-B and Left arrow Go one character backward. Ctrl-D Delete character under cursor. Ctrl-E Goto end of line. Ctrl-F and Right arrow Go one character forward. Ctrl-K Kill from cursor to end of line (and store to kill buffer). Ctrl-L Repaints the whole screen. Ctrl-N and Down arrow Scroll Down. Ctrl-P and Up arrow Scroll Up. Ctrl-R Reprint current line. Ctrl-U Delete current line in total. Ctrl-W Erase last word. Ctrl-Y Yank kill buffer. The scroll buffer can be browsed with arrow keys Up and Down (or Ctrl-P and Ctrl-N), PageUp, PageDown, Home and End keys. FILES
If ~/.conversrc exists, it is sent to the server after logging in. Handy for automatically sending commands like /notify, /who, etc. SEE ALSO
/usr/share/doc/colrconv/README.colrconv. AUTHOR
This manual page was written by Joop Stakenborg <>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others). COLRCONV(1)
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