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NAME

       french-conjugator - conjugate French verbs

SYNOPSIS

       echo aimer | french-conjugator > result.txt

DESCRIPTION

       french-conjugator  reads the infinitive form of French verbs from the command line or from
       standard input and writes (to standard output) the complete conjugation of those verbs, if
       they are known.

       The standard input is not read if verbs are passed as command-line arguments.

       Each  mode  and  tense  is introduced by a line that starts with a hyphen and a space, and
       ends with a colon.  The mode and tense in that line are always in English,  regardless  of
       the  user's current locale.  (This is meant to facilitate automatic parsing of the output.
       For a French user interface, see the GNOME application and applet.)   The  conjugation  is
       ended with a line that only contains a hyphen.  If the given verb is unknown or not in the
       infinitive form, only this line is written.

       The command flushes its output buffer  after  finishing  each  answer.   This  allows  the
       command to be easily called from another program through two pipes.

       The  command  starts  by  loading  its  database  from  XML  files  (stored  typically  in
       /usr/share/verbiste-0.1).  This takes some time, so it is a good idea to have the  command
       answer many requests instead of running it for each request.

       The  verbiste  library's  source  archive  contains  Perl  and  Java example programs that
       illustrate this technique.

       There must not be any leading or trailing white spaces on the lines read by the command.

       In the past participle tense, four lines are written: they  correspond  in  order  to  the
       masculine singular, masculine plural, feminine singular and feminine plural.

OPTIONS

       --help display a help page and exit

       --version
              display version information and exit

       --lang=L
              select the language to use (fr for French or it for Italian); French is the default
              language

       --mode=M
              only  display  mode  M,  where  M  can  be  infinitive,  indicative,   conditional,
              subjunctive,  imperative  or  participle  (M  can also be a comma-separated list of
              modes)

       --tense=T
              only display tense T, where T can be present, past, imperfect or future (T can also
              be a comma-separated list of tenses)

       --pronouns
              show the pronouns

       --all-infinitives
              print  the  infinitive  form  of all the verbs in the knowledge base, one per line,
              unsorted; other command-line arguments are ignored

       --data-dir=D
              Get the XML data files from directory D instead of the default one.

EXAMPLES

       $ french-conjugator aimer
       - infinitive present:
       aimer
       - indicative present:
       aime
       aimes
       aime
       aimons
       aimez
       aiment
       - indicative imperfect:
       aimais
       aimais
       aimait
       [...]
       - participle past:
       aimé
       aimés
       aimée
       aimées
       -

LICENSE

       This program is free software; you may redistribute it under the terms of the GNU  General
       Public License.  This program has absolutely no warranty.

AUTHOR

       See the verbiste(3) manual page.

BUGS

       See the verbiste(3) manual page.

SEE ALSO

       verbiste(3), french-deconjugator(1).

                                        October 9th, 2017                    french-conjugator(1)