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       spc - colorize and print to standard output


       spc [OPTION] [-c file|-C directory] [-t type] [FILE]...


       Colorize  specific  patterns  in  the  input and write to standard output.  The output may
       optionally be formatted as a web page.

       -c  | --config=FILE
              specify non-standard config file

       -C  | --config-dir=DIR
              specify non-standard config file directory

       -d  | --debug
              turn on debug information (multi-level -d -d ...)

       -D  | --no-extension
              don't look at ./.spcrc[-ext] for config file

       -h  | --help
              display this help and exit

       -m  | --matching
              print only lines that have matches

       -n  | --line-numbers
              precede each line with a line number

       -r  | --reverse
              reverse black and white

       -R  | --nohomedir
              dont look in ~/.spcrc for config files

       -S  | --printsysdir
              print SYSTEM_DIRECTORY and exit

       -t  | --type=TYPE
              specify the effective file type or extension

       -v  | --version
              output version information and exit

       -w  | --webpage
              generate web page

       With no FILE read standard input.


       Configuration files are required for proper operation.  These files are found by searching
       in  a number of locations until a proper one is found.  The directories and file names are
       searched in the following order for a file with the extension ".foo" or if  the  "-t  foo"
       option is used.  Also, if the "-C bar" option is used it's place in the search is shown.









       The  file  extension  is obtained by using the characters after the final '.' character in
       the file name.  If there is no extension then the filename itself is  used.   However,  if
       the extension is "log" then additional processing is done.  The filename, i.e. the part of
       the path after the last '/' character, is  used  up  to  the  first  '.'  character.   For
       example,  this  results  in  an  extension  of  "apache"  for  an apache log with the name
       "apache.0.log".  This behavior can be over-ridden using the -t option.


       SuperCat configuration files have  a  fixed  columnar  format  for  readability  and  easy
       parsing.  There are 6 fields per line although only 2-3 require entries.  The format is:

                1         2         3         4         5
       HTML Color Name      Col A N T RE / String / Characters
       #################### ### # # # ########################

       HTML Color Name (columns 1-20)
              This optional field specifies the standard HTML color name to
              use when creating a web page.  It is only required if the -w
              option of Supercat is used.

       Col - Color (columns 22-24)
              This is the mandatory three character color name which may take
              on one of the values: blk, red, grn, yel, blu, mag, cya or whi.

       A - Color Attribute (column 26)
              This is a color attribute which may take on one of the following
              values: '-':normal, 'b':bold, 'u':underline,
               'r':reverse or 'k':blink.  A space ' ' defaults to '-':normal.

       N - Number of matches to color (column 28)
              This is a single digit number that indicates the number of
              matches to color on a single line. '0' indicates all.
              A space ' ' defaults to '0':all.

       T - Type of Match (column 30)
              This is a single character which may take on the following
              values: 'r':regular expression, 'R':case-insensitive regular
              expression, 's':string, 'c':characters or 't':unix time
              conversion RE.  A space ' ' defaults to 'r':RE.

              An extended regular expression (see regex(7)) specifies the
              pattern to match and the pattern or sub-pattern(s) to color.
              The portions of the pattern in parentheses are colored.

              The string matches the exact string and color it.

              For the list of characters, each character is matched
              individually and colored.

              The time RE extended regular expression specifying a pattern to match
              with one sub-pattern to color of the form ([0-9]{10}).  This
              should match a 10 decimal digit Unix since 01/01/1970.  This
              number will be converted to the human readable form: MMDDHHMMSS
              replacing the same 10 columns.

       RE / String / Characters - Attribute (columns 32-)


       spc spc.c
              Colorize file spc.c.

       cat spc.c | spc -t c
              Read standard input formatting type C file to standard output.


       Take  a  look at some of the configuration files delivered with SuperCat that can be found
       in the SYSTEM_DIRECTORY.  The following are a few simple examples of  the  syntax  of  the
       configuration file.

       Magenta              mag - 0 r ([0-9]{2}):([0-9]{2}):([0-9]{2})
              Color a time field HH:MM:SS but not the colons.

       Cyan                 cya     t ^([0-9]{10})
              Match  a  10  decimal digit number at the beginning of a line treating it as a Unix
              seconds since epoch and convert it to MMDDHHMMSS in cyan.

       Cyan                 cya   1 t ([0-9]{10})
              Similar to above but using numeric count.

       Yellow               yel       "(.*)"
              Color quoted string in yellow.


       Written by Mark P Anderson and Thomas G Anderson.  Tested by David B Anderson.  Maintained
       by Thomas G Anderson.


       Report bugs to <>.


       Copyright © 2007-2015 Thomas G Anderson
       This  is  free  software.   You  may  redistribute copies of it under the terms of the GNU
       General Public License <>.  There is NO  WARRANTY,  to
       the extent permitted by law.