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NAME

       Beef - Flexible Brainfuck interpreter

SYNOPSIS

       beef [OPTION]... FILE

DESCRIPTION

       Beef is a flexible interpreter for the Brainfuck programming language.

       It  can  be  configured  using  the  options  described  below,  making it possible to run
       Brainfuck programs that make assumptions about the behavior of the interpreter.

       Beef sets no arbitrary limit to the size of the memory  tape  used  by  the  program,  and
       allocates memory cells as they are needed.

OPTIONS

       -s, --store=WHAT
              Choose  the  value  to  store  in  the tape when the end of input is reached.  WHAT
              defaults to `zero' (store a zero); other possible values are `eof' (store  -1,  the
              value usually assigned to the C constant EOF) or `same' (leave the value untouched)

       -d, --enable-debugging
              Enable debugging support.  By default, debugging instructions are not executed

       -o, --output-file=FILE
              Write program's output to FILE

       -i, --input-file=FILE
              Read program's input from FILE

       FILE  can  be  local  path  or any URI supported by GIO.  If FILE is `-' standard input or
       standard output, depending on the context, will be used.

BRAINFUCK LANGUAGE

       Brainfuck programs work on a memory tape which contains a virtually  unlimited  number  of
       cells;  each  cell  can  store  a  value, which can be seen either as a character or as an
       integer number (its ASCII encoding) depending on the context.  There is a cursor  pointing
       to  one  of  the cells, which is considered to be the current one; the cursor can be moved
       around at will.

       A Brainfuck source file is made of a number of Brainfuck instructions; any symbol which is
       not  an  instruction is considered a comment and is ignored.  There are exceptions to this
       rule, see below.

       The Brainfuck instructions are:

       +      Increase the value in the current cell by one

       -      Decrease the value in the current cell by one

       >      Move the cursor one cell to the right

       <      Move the cursor one cell to the left

       [      Start a loop.  The instructions contained in the loop are executed as long  as  the
              value of the current cell is not zero

       ]      End a loop started by a [ instruction

       ,      Read a character from the input and store it in che current cell

       .      Write the value of the current cell to the output

       #      Dump  the  content  of the memory tape for debugging purposes.  This instruction is
              ignored unless the --enable-debugging option is present

       If the first line of the source file starts with the magic  sequence  #!  it  is  ignored.
       This  allows  you to execute a Brainfuck program without calling Beef explicitly, like you
       would do for eg.  a Python program.

       The symbol ! has a special meaning to Beef: it marks the end of a program's code  and  the
       beginning  of its input.  If this symbol is present in the source file, runtime input will
       be ignored.

EXAMPLES

       The classic Hello World program could be written in Brainfuck as

                  ++++++++++[>+++++++>++++++++++>+++>+<<<<-]>++.>+.++++++
                  +..+++.>++.<<+++++++++++++++.>.+++.------.--------.>+.>.

       The following Brainfuck program can be used to replace the cat(1) utility:

                  #!/usr/bin/beef
                  ,[.,]

       That's of course assuming you don't need any of cat(1)'s fancy  commandline  options,  you
       have a shell with working I/O redirection and a sense of humor.

AUTHORS

       Andrea Bolognani <eof@kiyuko.org>.