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authorGustav Hållberg <gustav@gmail.com>2009-01-01 01:58:52 (GMT)
committerGustav Hållberg <gustav@gmail.com>2009-01-16 23:38:31 (GMT)
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.\" -*-nroff-*-
-.TH POWWOW 6 "09 Oct 2007"
-.UC 4
+.TH POWWOW 6 "2008 Dec 30" "powwow 1.2.13"
.SH NAME
powwow \- telnet protocol client for MUD playing
.SH SYNOPSIS
.B powwow
-[
-.I host port
-]
-|
-[
-.I definition-file
-]
+.RI "[ " host " " port " ] | [ " definition-file " ]"
.SH DESCRIPTION
.PP
.B powwow
is a client program that implements the telnet protocol, adding some bells
and whistles to the standard
-.B telnet(1)
+.BR telnet (1)
communication utility, mainly intended for playing multi-user games
such as
.I MUDs (Multi User Dungeons).
@@ -33,80 +26,92 @@ which is supposed to contain various definitions as well as the name
of the host and the port number. If the definition-file does not
exist, the user is prompted for the host name and port number which
are saved in the new file. The definition file can be edited with any
-text editor, and is updated whenever a definition (action, alias etc)
-is changed. If the environment variable POWWOWDIR is defined,
+text editor, and is updated whenever a definition (action, alias,
+etc.) is changed. If the environment variable POWWOWDIR is defined,
.B powwow
will look there first for definition files (and create new ones
there).
Lines that begin with `#' are assumed to be special commands to be
-processed locally. Help is available with the #help command. There is
-also a more detailed manual somewhere. Notably, semicolons separate
-commands on a single line. To send a literal semicolon, prefix it with
-a backslash.
+processed locally. Help is available with the
+.I #help
+command. There is also a more detailed manual somewhere. Notably,
+semicolons separate commands on a single line. To send a literal
+semicolon, prefix it with a backslash.
.B powwow
also supports the MUME editing protocol for editing texts locally. The
name of the editor is taken from the environment variable POWWOWEDITOR
-or EDITOR. "emacs" is used by default. For text viewing, POWWOWPAGER
-is searched, then PAGER and "more" is used by default.
+or EDITOR.
+.BR emacs (1)
+is used by default. For text viewing, POWWOWPAGER is searched, then
+PAGER and
+.BR more (1)
+is used by default.
If the first character of the editor is `&' (which is then skipped),
-the editor is assumed to run in another window and powwow will run
-concurrently with the editor without waiting for it to finish.
+the editor is assumed to run in another window and
+.I powwow
+will run concurrently with the editor without waiting for it to
+finish.
+
+When launched, the editor program will have its TITLE environment
+variable set to the document title sent from the MUD.
.SH AUTHOR
.PP
-Massimiliano Ghilardi <max@Linuz.sns.it> and
-Gustav Hllberg <f92-gha@nada.kth.se>
-are the people that added many new features to an existing client,
+Massimiliano Ghilardi <max@Linuz.sns.it> and Gustav Hållberg <gustav
+at gmail dot com> are the people that added many new features to an
+existing client,
.I Cancan
-and transformed it into powwow.
-Mattias Engdegård (f91-men@nada.kth.se) was the original author of Cancan
-but many other people have contributed at least as much, including
-Finn Arne Gangstad (finnag@pvv.unit.no), David Gay (dgay@di.epfl.ch),
-Gary Dezern (gdezern@satelnet.org) and Lai-Chang Woo (vivriel@scs.com.sg).
+and transformed it into
+.IR powwow .
+Mattias Engdegård (f91-men@nada.kth.se) was the original author of
+Cancan but many other people have contributed at least as much,
+including Finn Arne Gangstad (finnag@pvv.unit.no), David Gay
+(dgay@di.epfl.ch), Gary Dezern (gdezern@satelnet.org) and Lai-Chang
+Woo (vivriel@scs.com.sg).
-powwow moved to hoopajoo.net in 2005, and is now maintained by
-Steve Slaven <bpk@hoopajoo.net>, please send bug reports and
-patches to that address.
+.I powwow
+moved to hoopajoo.net in 2005, and is now maintained by Steve Slaven
+<bpk@hoopajoo.net>, please send bug reports and patches to that
+address.
-The powwow WWW page is: http://hoopajoo.net/projects/powwow.html
+The
+.I powwow
+WWW page is: http://hoopajoo.net/projects/powwow.html
.I powwow
was originally inspired by Peter Unold's
.I Tintin
-client, but now only bears a very remote resemblance
-to the original. It aims to be a simple but very interactive client,
-and contains features that are interesting for "immortal players", in
+client, but now only bears a very remote resemblance to the
+original. It aims to be a simple but very interactive client, and
+contains features that are interesting for ``immortal'' players, in
particular on MUME, though any mud player should benefit from
.I powwow
as well.
.SH FILES
-.br
-.DT
-.ta \w'$(POWWOWDIR)/*\ \ \ 'u
-powwow The binary.
-.br
-$(POWWOWDIR)/* Definition files (aliases, etc)
+.TP \w'$(POWWOWDIR)/*\ \ \ 'u
+powwow
+The binary.
+.TP
+$(POWWOWDIR)/*
+Definition files for aliases, etc.
.SH ENVIRONMENT
-.DT
-.ta \w'POWWOWEDITOR\ \ \ 'u
-TERM Your terminal type.
-.br
-POWWOWDIR Where powwow will store and search for its
-.br
- files by default.
-.br
-POWWOWEDITOR Name of editor to use
-.br
-EDITOR Alternative editor
-.br
-POWWOWPAGER Name of pager to use
-.br
-PAGER Alternative pager
+.TP
+.B TERM
+Your terminal type.
+.TP
+.B POWWOWDIR
+Where powwow will store and search for its files by default.
+.TP
+.BR POWWOWEDITOR " or " EDITOR
+Name of editor to use.
+.TP
+.BR POWWOWPAGER " or " PAGER
+Name of pager to use.
.SH SEE ALSO
-telnet(1), more(1), emacs(1)
+.BR telnet "(1), " more "(1), " emacs (1)
.SH DIAGNOSTICS
Most diagnostics are self-explanatory. Some are even more
self-explanatory than others, namely those who crash the program.
@@ -118,4 +123,3 @@ the remote host.
.SH BUGS
.PP
Are you kidding?
-