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       tuxpaint -- "Tux Paint", a drawing program for young children.


       tuxpaint [--help --version --verbose-version --usage --copying]

       tuxpaint [--fullscreen]
                [--altprintalways | --altprintnever]
                [--papersize PAPERSIZE | --papersize help]
                [--savedir DIR]
                [--datadir DIR]
                [--colorfile FILE]

       tuxpaint (defaults)

       tuxpaint [--locale LOCALE]

       tuxpaint [--lang LANGUAGE | --lang help]

       tuxpaint [--nosysconfig]


       Tux Paint is a drawing program for young children.  It is meant to be easy and fun to use.
       It provides a simple interface and fixed canvas size,  and  provides  access  to  previous
       images using a thumbnail browser (i.e., no access to the underlying filesystem).

       Unlike  popular  drawing programs like "The GIMP," it has a very limited toolset. However,
       it provides a much simpler interface, and has entertaining, child-oriented additions  such
       as sound effects.


       --help  Display short, helpful information about Tux Paint.

               Output the version info.

               Output the version info and compile-time build options.

       --usage Display a list of all commandline options.

               Show the license (GNU GPL) under which Tux Paint is released.


       tuxpaint  accepts  the  following  options to alter the interface.  They can be used along
       with, instead of, or to override options set in configuration files. (See below.)

       --fullscreen --windowed
               Run Tux Paint in full-screen mode, or in a window (default).

       --allowscreensaver --disablescreensaver
               Normally, tuxpaint disables your screensaver. Use  --allowscreensaver  to  prevent
               this from happening.

               When in fullscreen mode, use the system's default screen resolution.

               Run  Tux  Paint  in  a  particularly-sized  window,  or at a particular fullscreen
               resolution (if --native is not used).  Default is 800x600.  Minimum width is  640.
               Minimum  height  is  480.  Portrait and landscape orientations are both supported.
               (Also see --orient, below.)

       --orient=landscape --orient=portrait
               If --orient=portraitis set, asks Tux Paint to swap the WIDTH and HEIGHT values  it
               uses  for windowed or fullscreen mode, without having to actually change the WIDTH
               and HEIGHT values in the configuration file  or  on  the  command-line.  (This  is
               useful on devices where the screen can be rotated, e.g. tablet PCs.)

       --nosound --sound
               Disable or enable (default) sound.

       --noquit --quit
               Disable  or enable (default) the on-screen Quit button and Escape key sequence for
               quitting Tux Paint.  Instead, use the window close button  in  the  titlebar,  the
               Alt+F4 key sequence, or the Shift+Control+Escape key sequence.

       --noprint --print
               Disable or enable (default) the Print command within Tux Paint.

       --printdelay=SECONDS --printdelay=0
               Only  allow  printing (via the Print command) once every SECONDS seconds.  Default
               is 0 (no limitation).

       --printcfg --noprintcfg
               (Windows and Mac OS X only.)  Enable or disable  loading  and  saving  of  printer
               settings.   By  default,  Tux Paint will print to the default printer with default
               settings.  Pressing [ALT] while pushing the Print  button  will  cause  a  printer
               dialog   to   appear  (as  long  as  you're  not  in  fullscreen  mode;  see  also
               --altprintalways and --altprintnever, below.)  Unless --noprintcfg is  used,  your
               previous  settings  will  be  loaded when Tux Paint starts up, and setting changes
               will be saved for next time.

       --altprintmod --altprintnever --altprintalways
               These options control whether an system  printer  dialog  appears  when  the  user
               clicks  the  Print  button.   By  default  (--altprintmod),  pressing  [ALT] while
               clicking Print will bring up a dialog (unless you're in  fullscreen  mode).   With
               --altprintalways,  the dialog will always appear, even if [ALT] is not being held.
               With --altprintnever, the dialog will never appear, even if [ALT] is being held.

       --papersize PAPERSIZE
               (Only when PostScript printing is used - not Windows, Mac OS X or BeOS.)  Ask  Tux
               Paint  to  generate  PostScript of a particular paper size.  Valid sizes are those
               supported by libpaper.  See papersize(5).

       --simpleshapes --complexshapes
               Disable or enable (default) the rotation step when using the Shape tool within Tux
               Paint.   When disabled, shapes cannot be rotated; however, the interface is easier
               (click, drag, release), which can be useful for younger or disabled children.

       --uppercase --mixedcase
               In uppercase mode, all text prompts and the Text drawing tool  will  display  only
               uppercase  letters.   This is useful for children who are not yet comfortable with
               the lowercase characterset.  Default mode is mixed case.

       --grab --nograb
               Grab the mouse and keyboard input (if possible), so that the mouse is confined  to
               the Tux Paint window.  Default is to not grab.

       --noshortcuts --shortcuts
               If  noshortcuts mode, keyboard shortcuts (e.g., Ctrl+S for Save) will be disabled.
               Default mode is shortcuts enabled.

       --nowheelmouse --wheelmouse
               By default, the wheel (jog dial) on a mouse will be used to scroll the selector on
               the  right of the screen.  This can be disabled, and the wheel completely ignored,
               with the --nowheelmouse option.  This  is  useful  for  children  who  aren't  yet
               comfortable with the mouse.  Default is to support the wheel.

       --nobuttondistinction --buttondistinction
               By default, only mouse button #1 (typically the leftmost mouse button on mice with
               more than one button) can be used  for  interacting  with  Tux  Paint.   With  the
               --nobuttondistinction  option,  mouse  buttons  #2  (middle) and #3 (right) can be
               used, as well.  This is useful for children who aren't yet  comfortable  with  the
               mouse.  Default is to only recognize button #1.

       --nofancycursors --fancycursors
               Disable  or enable (default) the 'fancy' mouse pointer shapes in Tux Paint.  While
               the shapes are larger, and  context  sensitive,  some  environments  have  trouble
               displaying the mouse pointer, and/or leave 'trails' on the screen.

       --hidecursor --showcursor
               Completely  hide, or enable (default) the mouse pointer in Tux Paint.  This can be
               useful on touchscreen devices, such as tablet PCs.

       --nooutlines --outlines
               In nooutlines mode, much simpler outlines and 'rubber-band'  lines  are  displayed
               when  using  the  Lines,  Shapes, Stamps and Eraser tools. (This can help when Tux
               Paint is run on slower computers, or displayed on a remote X display.)

       --nostamps --stamps
               With nostamps set, Rubber Stamp images are not loaded, so the Stamps tool will not
               be available.  This option can be used to reduce the time Tux Paint takes to load,
               and reduce the amount of RAM it requires.

       --nostampcontrols --stampcontrols
               Disable or enable (default) buttons to control stamps.  Controls  include  mirror,
               flip, shrink and grow.  (Note: Not all stamps will be controllable in all ways.)

       --nomagiccontrols --magiccontrols
               Disable  or  enable  (default)  buttons  to control Magic tools.  Controls include
               controlling whether a Magic tool is used like a paint brush, or if it affects  the
               entire image at once.  (Note: Not all Magic tools will be controllable.)

       --nolabel --label
               Disable  or  enable (default) the Label tool, which lets you create text which can
               be altered or moved later.

       --mirrorstamps --dontmirrorstamps
               With mirrorstamps set, stamps which  can  be  mirrored  will  appear  mirrored  by
               default.   This  can be useful when used by people who prefer things right-to-left
               over left-to-right.

               In this mode, instead of clicking, dragging and releasing  (e.g.,  to  draw),  you
               click, move, and click again to end the motion.

               Presents a clickable on-screen keyboard when using the Text and Label tools.

       --stampsize=size --stampsize=default
               Sets  the default size of all stamps, relative to their possible sizes (determined
               by Tux Paint, based on the dimensions of  both  the  stamps  themselves,  and  the
               drawing canvas).  Valid values are from 0 (smallest) to 10 (largest).  Use default
               to let Tux Paint choose (this is the default setting).

       --keyboard --mouse
               The keyboard option lets the mouse pointer in Tux Paint  be  controlled  with  the
               keyboard.  The arrow keys move the pointer.  Spacebar acts as the mouse button.

       --nosysfonts --sysfonts
               Tux  Paint  normally attempts to search for additional TrueType Fonts installed in
               common places on your system.  If this causes trouble, or  you'd  prefer  to  only
               make fonts installed in Tux Paint's directory available, use the nosysfonts option
               to disable this feature.

       --alllocalefonts --currentlocalefont
               Tux Paint avoids loading any fonts in its 'locale' font subdirectory,  except  any
               that  match the current locale Tux Paint is running under.  Use the alllocalefonts
               option to load all such fonts, for use in  the  "Text"  tool.  (This  is  the  old
               behavior, prior to version 0.9.21.)

       --savedir DIR
               Specify where Tux Paint should save files.

       --datadir DIR
               Specify  where  Tux  Paint  should  look for personal data files (brushes, stamps,

       --saveover --saveovernew --saveoverask
               If, when saving a picture, an older version of the file will be  overwritten,  Tux
               Paint  will,  by  default, ask for confirmation: either save over the old file, or
               create a new file.  This prompt can be  disabled  with  --saveover  (which  always
               saves  over older versions of pictures) or --saveovernew (which always saves a new
               file).  The default is to prompt (--saveoverask).

       --nosave --save
               The nosave option disables Tux Paint's ability to save files.  This can be used in
               situations where the program is only being used for fun, or in a test environment.

       --autosave --noautosave
               The  autosave  option  prevents Tux Paint from asking whether you want to save the
               current picture when quitting, and assumes you do.

       --startblank --startlast
               When you start Tux Paint, it loads the last image that was being worked  on.   The
               --startblank  option  disables this, so it always starts with a blank canvas.  The
               default behavior is --startlast.

       --colorfile FILE
               This option allows you to override the default color  palette  in  Tux  Paint  and
               replace  it  with  your own. The file should be a plain ASCII text file containing
               one color description per line.  Colors  may  be  in  decimal  or  6-  or  3-digit
               hexadecimal,  and  followed  by a description. (For example, "#000 Black" and "255
               192 64 Orange".)


       Various parts of Tux Paint have been translated into numerous languages.  Tux  Paint  will
       try  its  best  to  honor  your  locale  setting (i.e., the LANG environment variable), if
       possible.  You can also specifically set the language using options on the command-line or
       in a configuration file.

       --locale LOCALE
               Specify  the language to use, based on locale name (which is typically of the form
               language[_territory][.codeset][@modifier], where language is an ISO  639  language
               code,  territory  is  an  ISO 3166 country code, and codeset is a character set or
               encoding identifier like ISO-8859-1 or UTF-8.)

              For example, de_DE@euro for German, or pt_BR for Brazilian Portuguese.

       --lang LANGUAGE
               Specify the language to use, based on the language's name (as  recognized  by  Tux
               Paint).  Choose one of the language names listed below:

              - english | american-english
              - acholi | acoli
              - afrikaans
              - akan | twi-fante
              - albanian
              - amharic
              - arabic
              - aragones
              - armenian | hayeren
              - assamese
              - asturian
              - azerbaijani
              - australian-english
              - bambara
              - basque | euskara
              - belarusian | bielaruskaja
              - bengali
              - bodo
              - bokmal
              - bosnian
              - brazilian-portuguese | portugues-brazilian | brazilian
              - breton | brezhoneg
              - british | british-english
              - bulgarian
              - canadian-english
              - catalan | catala
              - chinese | simplified-chinese
              - croatian | hrvatski
              - czech | cesky
              - danish | dansk
              - dogri
              - dutch | nederlands
              - esperanto
              - estonian
              - faroese
              - finnish | suomi
              - french | francais
              - fula | fulah | pulaar-fulfulde
              - gaelic | irish-gaelic | gaidhlig
              - galician | galego
              - georgian
              - german | deutsch
              - greek
              - gronings | zudelk-veenkelonioals
              - gujarati
              - hebrew
              - hindi
              - hungarian | magyar
              - icelandic | islenska
              - indonesian | bahasa-indonesia
              - inuktitut
              - italian | italiano
              - japanese
              - kabyle | kabylian
              - kannada
              - kashmiri-devanagari
              - kashmiri-perso-arabic
              - kiga | chiga
              - kinyarwanda
              - khmer
              - klingon | tlhIngan
              - konkani-devaganari
              - konkani-roman
              - korean
              - kurdish
              - latvian
              - lithuanian | lietuviu
              - luganda
              - luxembourgish | letzebuergesch
              - macedonian
              - maithili
              - malay
              - malayalam
              - manipuri-bengali
              - manipuri-meitei-mayek
              - marathi
              - mexican-spanish | espanol-mejicano | mexican
              - mongolian
              - ndebele
              - nepali
              - northern-sotho | sesotho-sa-leboa
              - norwegian | nynorsk | norsk
              - occitan
              - odia | oriya
              - ojibway | ojibwe
              - persian
              - polish | polski
              - portuguese | portugues
              - punjabi | panjabi
              - romanian
              - russian | russkiy
              - sanskrit
              - santali-devaganari
              - santali-ol-chiki
              - scottish | scottish-gaelic | ghaidhlig
              - serbian
              - serbian-latin
              - shuswap | secwepemctin
              - shuswap-devanagari
              - sindhi-perso-arabic
              - slovak
              - slovenian | slovensko
              - songhay
              - southafrican-english
              - spanish | espanol
              - sundanese
              - swahili
              - swedish | svenska
              - tagalog
              - tamil
              - telugu
              - thai
              - tibetan
              - traditional-chinese
              - turkish
              - twi
              - ukrainian
              - urdu
              - valencian
              - venda
              - venetian | veneto
              - vietnamese
              - walloon | walon
              - welsh | cymraeg
              - wolof
              - xhosa
              - zapotec | miahuatlan-zapotec
              - zulu

       --lang help
               Display a lists of all supported languages.


               With this option, Tux Paint will not attempt to read the system-wide configuration
               file (typically /etc/tuxpaint/tuxpaint.conf).

               By default, Tux Paint uses a lockfile  (stored  in  the  user's  local  Tux  Paint
               directory)  which  prevents  it  from being launched more than once in 30 seconds.
               (Sometimes children get too eager, or user interfaces only require one click,  but
               users  think  they  need to double-click.)  This option makes Tux Paint ignore the
               current lockfile.


       While Tux Paint may refer to a number of environment variables indirectly (e.g., via
       SDL(3)), it only directly accesses the following:

       HOME    to determine where picture files go when using the Save and Open commands within
               Tux Paint, to keep track of the current image, when quitting and restarting Tux
               Paint, and to get the user's configuration file.

       LANG    to determine language to use, if setlocale(3) refers to 'LC_MESSAGES'.


               System-wide configuration file.  It is read first (unless the --nosysconfig option
               was given on the command-line).

               (Created during installation.)

               User's configuration file.  It can be used to set default options (rather than
               setting them on the command-line every time), and/or to override any settings in
               the system-wide configuration file.

               (Not created or edited automatically; must be created manually.  You can do this
               by hand, or use 'Tux Paint Config..')

               A directory of previously-saved images (and thumbnails).  Only files in this
               directory will be made available using the Open command within Tux Paint.  (See

               (Created when Save command is used.)

               A reference to the image which was being edited when Tux Paint was last quit.
               (This image is automatically loaded the next time Tux Paint is re-run.)

               (Created when Tux Paint is Quit.)

               A lockfile that prevents Tux Paint from being launched more than once every 30
               seconds.  Disable checking the lockfile by using the ´--nolockfile´ command-line

               (There's no reason to delete the lockfile, as it contains a timestamp inside which
               causes it to expire after 30 seconds.)


       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of
       the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either
       version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.


       The canonical place to find Tux Paint information is at


       Bill Kendrick.  <>

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