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Plan 9 - man page for tweak (plan9 section 1)

TWEAK(1)			     General Commands Manual				 TWEAK(1)

       tweak - edit bitmap files, subfont files, face files, etc.

       tweak [ file ...  ]

       Tweak  edits  existing  files  holding various forms of bitmap images.  To create original
       images, use art(1) or start from an existing bitmap, subfont, etc.

       Tweak reads its argument files and displays the resulting bitmaps in  a	vertical  column.
       If the bitmap is too wide to fit across the display, it is folded much like a long line of
       text in an 81/2 window.	Under each bitmap is displayed one or two lines of text  present-
       ing  parameters of the image.  The first line shows the bitmap's ldepth, the log base 2 of
       the number of bits per pixel; r, the rectangle covered by the image; and the name  of  the
       file from which it was read.  If the file is a subfont, a second line presents a hexadeci-
       mal 16-bit offset to be applied to character values from the subfont (typically as  stored
       in  a  font  file;  see	font(6));  and	the subfont's n, height, and ascent as defined in

       By means described below, magnified views of portions of the  bitmaps  may  be  displayed.
       The text associated with such a view includes mag, the magnification.  If the view is of a
       single character from a subfont, the second line  of  text  shows  the  character's  value
       (including  the	subfont's  offset)  in	hexadecimal and as a character in tweak's default
       font; the character's x, top, bottom, left, and width as  defined  in  cachechars(2);  and
       iwidth, the physical width of the image in the subfont's bitmap.

       There are two methods to obtain a magnified view of a character from a subfont.	The first
       is to click mouse button 1 over the image of the character in the subfont.  The second  is
       to  select the char entry on the button 3 menu, point the resulting gunsight cursor at the
       desired subfont and click button 3, and then type at the text prompt at the bottom of  the
       screen the character value, either as a multi-digit hexadecimal number or as a single rune
       representing the character.

       To magnify a portion of other types of bitmap files, click button 1 over  the  unmagnified
       file.   The  cursor will switch to a cross.  Still with button 1, sweep a rectangle, as in
       81/2, that encloses the portion of the image to be magnified.  (If the file  is	16x16  or
       smaller, tweak will just magnify the entire file; no sweeping is necessary.)

       Depressing buttons 1 and 2 within magnified images changes pixel values.  By default, but-
       ton 1 sets the pixel to all ones and button 2 sets the pixel to all zeros.

       Across the top of the screen is a textual display of global parameters.	These values,  as
       well  as  many of the textual values associated with the images, may be edited by clicking
       button 1 on the displayed value and typing a new value.	The values along the top  of  the
       screen are:

       mag    Default magnification.

	      The  value  used	to  modify  pixels within magnified images.  The value must be in
	      hexadecimal, optionally preceded by a tilde for bitwise negation.


       but2   The boolean function used by the named button to set pixel  values.   The  function
	      may  be  specified  either by name as defined in <libg.h>, e.g.  DorS, or by simple
	      boolean expression, e.g.	S|D.  In these expressions, S is the pixel value  defined
	      above and D is the pixel being modified.

       copy   The boolean function used in the copy menu item.

       Under  button  3 is a menu holding a variety of functions.  Many of these functions prompt
       for the image upon which to act by switching to a gunsight cursor; click button 3 over the
       selection, or click a different button to cancel the action.

       open   Read and display a file.	The name of the file is typed to the prompt on the bottom

       read   Reread a file.

       write  Write a file.

       copy   Use the copy function, default S, to transfer a rectangle of pixels from one  image
	      to  another.  The program prompts with a cross cursor; sweep out a rectangle in one
	      image or just click button 3 to select the whole image.	The  program  will  leave
	      that  rectangle in place and attach another one to the cursor.  Move that rectangle
	      to the desired place in any image and click button 3, or another button  to  cancel
	      the action.

       char   As described above, open a magnified view of a character image in a subfont.

       close  Close  the  specified  image.  If the image is the unmagnified file, also close any
	      magnified views of that file.

       exit   Quit tweak.  The program will complain once about modified but unwritten files.

       To clear blocks of pixels, use copy with function 0.


       art(1), cachechars(2), bitmap(6), font(6)


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