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+.\" -*-nroff-*-
+.TH POWWOW 6 "2018-Sep-11" "powwow 1.2.20"
+powwow \- telnet protocol client for MUD playing
+.B powwow
+.RI "[ " host " " port " ] | [ " definition-file " ]"
+.B powwow
+is a client program that implements the telnet protocol, adding some bells
+and whistles to the standard
+.BR telnet (1)
+communication utility, mainly intended for playing multi-user games
+such as
+.IR MUDs " (" "Multi User Dungeons" ")."
+.B powwow
+is either invoked with
+.I host
+.I port,
+and then does not save any definitions, or with a
+.I definition-file,
+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,
+.B powwow
+will look there first for definition files (and create new ones
+Lines that begin with `#' are assumed to be special commands to be
+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
+.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
+.I powwow
+will run concurrently with the editor without waiting for it to
+When launched, the editor program will have its TITLE environment
+variable set to the document title sent from the MUD.
+Massimiliano Ghilardi <max@Linuz.sns.it> and Gustav HĂ„llberg <gustav
+at gmail dot com> are the people that added many new features to an
+existing client,
+.I Cancan
+and transformed it into
+.IR powwow .
+Mattias EngdegÄrd (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).
+.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
+.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
+particular on MUME, though any mud player should benefit from
+.I powwow
+as well.
+.TP \w'$(POWWOWDIR)/*\ \ \ 'u
+The binary.
+Definition files for aliases, etc.
+Your terminal type.
+Where powwow will store and search for its files by default.
+Name of editor to use.
+Name of pager to use.
+.BR telnet "(1), " more "(1), " emacs (1)
+Most diagnostics are self-explanatory. Some are even more
+self-explanatory than others, namely those who crash the program.
+There is a diagnostic report called `core' which is not currently in
+human-readable form. The messages from
+.I powwow
+are generally prefixed with a `#' to separate them from output from
+the remote host.
+Are you kidding?