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NAME

       Bobcat - Overview of classes in the Bobcat library

DESCRIPTION

       The classes of the Bobcat library may be used after including bobcat/classname in sources.

       Generally,  programs  using  the Bobcat library must be at least linked against the Bobcat
       library. Refer to section LINKING for more informatin about linking programs  to  required
       libraries.

       All  classes  and  other  elements  are  defined  in  the  FBB namespace. For some classes
       manipulators are available, which are defined in the FBB namespace.  An  overview  of  all
       manipulators defined in the FBB namespace is provided by man -e bobcat manipulators.

       Beyond  this section the section CATEGORIES groups classes that somehow belong together in
       various categories.

       The following classes and functions are available:

       FBB::Align: Specifies Table(Buf) column and element alignments.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat align)

       FBB::Arg: Interfaces the command line arguments, allowing for short- and long options. The
       class is implemented as a Singleton.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat arg)

       FBB::ArgConfig:  Inherits  from Arg and ConfigFile allowing for options to be specified as
       command line options and/or configuration file options.  The class  is  implemented  as  a
       Singleton.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat argconfig)

       FBB::A2x:  Ascii-to-x  conversions of any type supporting extractions from i[string]stream
       objects.  (Manpage: man -e bobcat a2x)

       FBB::BigInt: Wrapper  class  around  the  openssl  BN_  functions  for  unlimited  integer
       precision arithmetic.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat bigint)

       FBB::binary_search:  A  modification  of  the  STL  binary_search  algorithm returning the
       location of the searched value in a sorted series of values.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat binarysearch)

       FBB::BinOps: A series of function templates implementing binary operators for classes that
       implement the matching binary assignment operators themselves.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat binops)

       FBB::BinOpsBase:  A  class  template implementing binary operators and compound assignment
       operators for classes that themselves implement swap members and members implementing  the
       basic binary operation on objects of their class types themselves.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat binopsbase)

       FBB::CGI:  a  class  implementing the facilities accessing the data made available through
       the Common Gateway Interface.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat cgi)

       FBB::Cidr: a class testing whether IP4 Internet addresses belong to address ranges defined
       by Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) address block specifications.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat cidr)

       FBB::ClientSocket: a socket for tcp-communication with a server.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat clientsocket)

       FBB::CmdFinder: Command-function associations.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat cmdfinder)

       FBB::CmdFinderBase: Base class for CmdFinder.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat cmdfinderbase)

       FBB::ConfigFile: Processing standard configuration files.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat configfile)

       FBB::CryptBuf: Base class for DecryptBuf and EncryptBuf.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat cryptbuf)

       FBB::CSV4180:  Objects  of  this  class  allow for easy handling of comma-separated values
       (implements RFC 4180).
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat csv4180)

       FBB::DateTime: Manipulations with date and time values.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat datetime)

       FBB::DecryptBuf: Decrypting information.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat decryptbuf)

       FBB::DiffieHellman: Computing shared keys using the Diffie-Hellman algorithm.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat diffiehellman)

       FBB::DigestBuf: Computing message digests.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat digestbuf)

       FBB::EncryptBuf: Encrypting information.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat encryptbuf)

       FBB::Eoi: std::streambuf offering the eoi manipulator.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat eoi)

       FBB::Eoi: std::streambuf offering the eoi manipulator.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat eoi)

       FBB::EoiBuf: std::streambuf offering the eoi manipulator and a configurable stream buffer.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat eoibuf)

       FBB::Exception:  objects  of  this  class  accept  ostream  insertions,   and   are   also
       std::exception objects.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat exception)

       FBB::Exec: Executes child processes not expecting input and not producing standard output.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat exec)

       FBB::CerrExtractor:  Executes  child  processes  not expecting input but maybe writing its
       standard error stream.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat cerrextractor)

       FBB::CoutExtractor: Executes child processes  not  expecting  input  but  maybe  producing
       standard output.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat coutextractor)

       FBB::Fork: Defines fork(2) as part of a Template Algorithm Design Pattern.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat fork)

       FBB::GetHostent: Obtains hostent struct from hostname or -address.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat gethostent)

       FBB::Glob: Obtain a list of files matching a certain pattern.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat glob)

       FBB::HmacBuf: Computing HMAC message digests.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat hmacbuf)

       FBB::Hostname: Derived from Hostent, allows the initialization from a std::string, or from
       an FBB::InetAddrress.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat hostname)

       FBB::IBase64Stream:  stream  implementing  base64   encoding   and   decoding,   using   a
       FBB::Base64Streambuf stream buffer.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat ibase64stream)

       FBB::IBase64Buf: FBB::IFilterBuf specialization implementing base64 encoding and decoding.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat ibase64buf)

       FBB::IFdStream:  stream  extracting  information  from  a  device whose file descriptor is
       available.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat ifdstream)

       FBB::IFdBuf: Input stream buffer initialized by a file descriptor.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat ifdbuf)

       FBB::IFilterBuf: std::streambuf  specialization  implementing  an  std::istream  filtering
       design pattern.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat ifilterbuf)

       FBB::Indent: Class and manipulators performing text indentation.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat indent)

       FBB::InetAddress:  Base class (no public constructor) for objects representing an internet
       address as used with sockets. Contains address and portnumbers.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat inetaddress)

       FBB::CinInserter: Executes child processes expecting  input  but  not  producing  standard
       output.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat cininserter)

       FBB::IOStream: class combining std::istream and std::ostream features.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat iostream)

       FBB::IOBuf: std::streambuf specialization allowing combined input and output operations.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat iobuf)

       FBB::ISharedStream: std::istream operations on shared memory.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat isharedstream)

       FBB::IQuotedPrintableStream:  stream  implementing quoted printable encoding and decoding,
       using a FBB::IQuotedPrintableBuf stream buffer.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat iquotedprintablestream)

       FBB::IQuotedPrintableBuf: FBB::IFilterBuf  specialization  implementing  quoted  printable
       encoding and decoding.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat iquotedprintablebuf)

       FBB::IRandStream: stream to extract random numbers from.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat irandstream)

       FBB::ISymCryptStream:  stream  implementing  symmetric  encryption and decryption, using a
       FBB::ISymCryptStreambuf stream buffer.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat isymcryptstream)

       FBB::ISymCryptStreambuf:    FBB::IFilterBuf    specialization    implementing    symmetric
       cryptography.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat isymcryptstreambuf)

       FBB::Iterator:  a  class  template creating a bidirectional iterator returning values of a
       specified type.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat iterator)

       FBB::Hash...: Various class templates implementing mapping containers using hashing.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat hash)

       FBB::Hostent: Wrapper around the hostent struct.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat hostent)

       FBB::level: Manipulator setting the log-level of FBB::Log objects.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat level)

       FBB::LinearMap: a class template container  implementing  a  map  using  a  linear  search
       algorithm.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat linearmap)

       FBB::lm: Manipulator setting the left margin of FBB::OFoldStream objects.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat lm)

       FBB::LocalClientSocket:  a  Unix  domain  socket  for tcp-communication with a Unix domain
       (local) server.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat localclientsocket)

       FBB::LocalServerSocket: defines a Unix domain socket to which clients on  the  local  host
       can connect.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat localserversocket)

       FBB::LocalSocketBase: Base class for LocalClientSocket and LocalServerSocket.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat localsocketbase)

       FBB::Log: std::ostream handling log messages.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat log)

       FBB::LogBuf: std::streambuf handling log messages.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat logbuf)

       FBB::MailHeaders: extracts mail headers from SMTP-email.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat mailheaders)

       FBB::Manipulators: manipulators defined in the namespace FBB.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat manipulators)

       FBB::Mbuf:   std::streambuf   specialization   for  inserting  messages,  mainly  used  by
       FBB::Mstream objects.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat mbuf)

       FBB::Milter: interfaces the sendmail mail filter facilities.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat milter)

       FBB::mlm: Manipulator modifying the left margin of FBB::OFoldStream objects.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat mlm)

       FBB::Mstream: Inserts messages into streams.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat mstream)

       FBB::MultiBuf:  std::streambuf   specializations   performing   insertions   to   multiple
       std::ostream objects.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat multibuf)

       FBB::OMutexStream: Mutex protected std::ostream.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat mxstream)

       FBB::OFdStream:  stream  inserting  information  into  a  device  whose file descriptor is
       available.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat ofdstream)

       FBB::OFdBuf: Output stream buffer initialized by a file descriptor.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat ofdbuf)

       FBB::OFilterBuf: std::streambuf  specialization  implementing  an  std::ostream  filtering
       design pattern.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat ofilterbuf)

       FBB::OFoldStream: std::ostream using an OFoldBuf as its streambuf.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat ofoldstream)

       FBB::OFoldBuf:  OFilterBuf (std::streambuf) specialization folding text lines between left
       and right margins.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat ofoldbuf)

       FBB::OHexBuf: OHexBuf (std::streambuf) specialization inserting characters into  a  stream
       by their hex values.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat ohexbuf)

       FBB::OneKey: Single keystroke input, not requiring `Return’.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat onekey)

       FBB::OSharedStream: std::ostream operations on shared memory.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat osharedstream)

       FBB::Pattern: Regular expression pattern matching.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat pattern)

       FBB::Pipe: Defines a system level pipe.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat pipe)

       FBB::PrimeFactors: Prime-number factorization of (BigInt) values.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat primefactors)

       FBB::Process: Runs child processes, defining pipes between parents and child processes.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat process)

       FBB::PtrIter:  Input  iterator  whose  dereferenced  value returns a pointer rather than a
       reference to an element. Also offers: a ptrIter function template.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat ptriter)

       FBB::RandBuf: implements a streambuf generating random numbers.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat randbuf)

       FBB::Ranger: a class template creating ranges that are accepted by range-based  for-loops.
       Also offered: a ranger function template.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat ranger)

       FBB::ReadLineBuf:  implements  a streambuf using the Gnu readline library to allow editing
       an std::istream’s contents.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat readlinebuf)

       FBB::ReadLineHistory: provides access to the history of lines read from a ReadLineBuf.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat readlinehistory)

       FBB::ReadLineStream: std::istream class using a ReadLineBuf for its std::streambuf.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat readlinestream)

       FBB::Redirector: Defines system level file redirection.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat redirector)

       FBB::repeat: Two short extensions of the STL for_each generic algorithm.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat repeat)

       FBB::ReverseIterator: a class template creating a bidirectional reverse iterator returning
       values of a specified type.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat reverseiterator)

       FBB::Selector: Offers timed delays and multiple file I/O.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat selector)

       FBB::Semaphore: Dijkstra’s (1962) Semaphore data type.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat semaphore)

       FBB::ServerSocket: defines a socket to which clients can connect.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat serversocket)

       FBB::SharedBlock: Shared memory data block info.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat sharedblock)

       FBB::SharedCondition: Shared memory condition variable.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat sharedcondition)

       FBB::SharedMemory: Shared memory structure.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat sharedmemory)

       FBB::SharedMutex: Mutex for shared memory.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat sharedmutex)

       FBB::SharedPos: Shared Memory offset controller.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat sharedpos)

       FBB::SharedReadme: Background info about the  implementation of Bobcat’s Shared Memory.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat sharedreadme)

       FBB::SharedSegment: Shared memory data structure.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat sharedsegment)

       FBB::SharedStream: I/O operations on shared memory.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat sharedstream)

       FBB::SharedBuf: std::streambuf interfacing to shared memory.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat sharedbuf)

       FBB::Signal:  Defines  signals, allowing signal handlers to use object’s data members c.q.
       to call object’s members functions.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat signal)

       FBB::SocketBase: Base class for ClientSocket and ServerSocket.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat socketbase)

       FBB::Stat: Determines file characteristics.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat stat)

       FBB::StdExtractor: Executes child processes not expecting input but  maybe  writing  their
       standard output and error streams.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat stdextractor)

       FBB::String: Offers extended std::string functionality.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat string)

       FBB::StringLine: Offers operator>> extracting lines from std::istream objects.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat stringline)

       FBB::SyslogBuf: streambuf to Buffer generating syslog(3) messages.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat syslogbuf)

       FBB::SyslogStream: stream to Output stream inserting syslog(3) messages.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat syslogstream)

       FBB::fswap: templates implementing memory bytes based swap functionality
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat fswap)

       FBB::Table: Display tables row- or column-wise.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat table)

       FBB::TableBuf: Display tables row- or column-wise.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat tablebuf)

       FBB::TableLines: Support class for the class Table(Buf).
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat tablelines)

       FBB::TableSupport: Support class for the class Table(Buf).
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat tablesupport)

       FBB::TempStream: Temporary fstream.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat tempstream)

       FBB::Tty: Controls echoing of characters entered at the terminal.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat tty)

       FBB::TypeTrait: Traits class template to determine various characteristics of types.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat typetrait)

       FBB::User: Determines the current user’s parameters from /etc/passwd.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat user)

       FBB::Xpointer: sets and retrieves the X-windows pointer.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat xpointer)

       FBB::X2a:  x-to-Ascii  conversions  of any type supporting insertions into o[string]stream
       objects.
       (Manpage: man -e bobcat x2a)

CATEGORIES

       This section groups classes that somehow belong together.  The  following  categories  are
       offered:

       o      COMMAND LINE INTERFACE AND CONFIGURATION FILES

       o      CONVERSIONS

       o      DATE AND TIME

       o      ERRORS AND MESSAGE HANDLING

       o      GENERIC ALGORITHM EXTENSIONS

       o      INTERNET / NETWORKING

       o      OPENSSL AND ENCRYPTION

       o      PATTERN MATCHING

       o      PROCESSES, SIGNALS, THREADS

       o      STREAMS AND FILES

       o      SHARED MEMORY

       o      TABLES

       o      VARIOUS TEMPLATES

       o      VARIOUS OTHER CLASSES

       o      COMMAND LINE INTERFACE AND CONFIGURATION FILES

              FBB::Arg:  Interfaces  the  command  line  arguments,  allowing for short- and long
              options. The class is implemented as a Singleton.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat arg)

              FBB::ArgConfig: Inherits from  Arg  and  ConfigFile  allowing  for  options  to  be
              specified  as command line options and/or configuration file options.  The class is
              implemented as a Singleton.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat argconfig)

              FBB::CmdFinder: Command-function associations.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat cmdfinder)

              FBB::CmdFinderBase: Base class for CmdFinder.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat cmdfinderbase)

              FBB::ConfigFile: Processing standard configuration files.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat configfile)

       o      CONVERSIONS

              FBB::A2x:  Ascii-to-x  conversions  of  any  type   supporting   extractions   from
              i[string]stream objects.  (Manpage: man -e bobcat a2x)

              FBB::BigInt:  Wrapper  class around the openssl BN_ functions for unlimited integer
              precision arithmetic.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat bigint)

              FBB::CSV4180: Objects of this class allow easy handling of  comma-separated  values
              (implements RFC 4180).
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat csv)

              FBB::IBase64Stream:  stream  implementing  base64  encoding  and  decoding, using a
              FBB::Base64Streambuf stream buffer.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat ibase64stream)

              FBB::IBase64Buf: FBB::IFilterBuf specialization implementing  base64  encoding  and
              decoding.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat ibase64buf)

              FBB::IQuotedPrintableStream:  stream  implementing  quoted  printable  encoding and
              decoding, using a FBB::IQuotedPrintableBuf stream buffer.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat iquotedprintablestream)

              FBB::IQuotedPrintableBuf:  FBB::IFilterBuf   specialization   implementing   quoted
              printable encoding and decoding.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat iquotedprintablebuf)

              FBB::X2a:   x-to-Ascii   conversions   of   any  type  supporting  insertions  into
              o[string]stream objects.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat x2a)

       o      DATE AND TIME

              FBB::DateTime: Manipulations with date and time values.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat datetime)

       o      ERRORS AND MESSAGE HANDLING

              FBB::Exception: objects of this class  accept  ostream  insertions,  and  are  also
              std::exception objects.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat exception)

              FBB::level: Manipulator setting the log-level of FBB::Log objects.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat level)

              FBB::Log: std::ostream handling log messages.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat log)

              FBB::LogBuf: std::streambuf handling log messages.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat logbuf)

              FBB::SyslogBuf: streambuf to Buffer generating syslog(3) messages.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat syslogbuf)

              FBB::SyslogStream: stream to Output stream inserting syslog(3) messages.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat syslogstream)

       o      GENERIC ALGORITHM EXTENSIONS

              FBB::binary_search: A modification of the STL binary_search algorithm returning the
              location of the searched value in a sorted series of values.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat binarysearch)

              FBB::LinearMap: a class template container implementing a map using a linear search
              algorithm.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat linearmap)

              FBB::repeat: Two short extensions of the STL for_each generic algorithm.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat repeat)

       o      INTERNET / NETWORKING

              FBB::CGI:  a  class  implementing  the facilities accessing the data made available
              through the Common Gateway Interface.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat cgi)

              FBB::Cidr: a class testing whether IP4 Internet addresses belong to address  ranges
              defined by Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) address block specifications.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat cidr)

              FBB::ClientSocket: a socket for tcp-communication with a server.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat clientsocket)

              FBB::GetHostent: Obtains hostent struct from hostname or -address.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat gethostent)

              FBB::Hostname:  Derived from Hostent, allows the initialization from a std::string,
              or from an FBB::InetAddrress.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat hostname)

              FBB::InetAddress: Base class (no public constructor) for  objects  representing  an
              internet address as used with sockets. Contains address and portnumbers.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat inetaddress)

              FBB::Hostent: Wrapper around the hostent struct.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat hostent)

              FBB::LocalClientSocket:  a  Unix  domain  socket  for tcp-communication with a Unix
              domain (local) server.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat localclientsocket)

              FBB::LocalServerSocket: defines a Unix domain socket to which clients on the  local
              host can connect.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat localserversocket)

              FBB::LocalSocketBase: Base class for LocalClientSocket and LocalServerSocket.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat localsocketbase)

              FBB::MailHeaders: extracts mail headers from SMTP-email.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat mailheaders)

              FBB::Milter: interfaces the sendmail mail filter facilities.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat milter)

              FBB::ServerSocket: defines a socket to which clients can connect.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat serversocket)

              FBB::SocketBase: Base class for ClientSocket and ServerSocket.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat socketbase)

       o      OPENSSL AND ENCRYPTION

              FBB::BigInt:  Wrapper  class around the openssl BN_ functions for unlimited integer
              precision arithmetic.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat bigint)

              FBB::CryptBuf: Base class for DecryptBuf and EncryptBuf.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat cryptbuf)

              FBB::DecryptBuf: Decrypting information.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat decryptbuf)

              FBB::DiffieHellman: Computing shared keys using the Diffie-Hellman algorithm.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat diffiehellman)

              FBB::DigestBuf: Computing message digests.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat digestbuf)

              FBB::EncryptBuf: Encrypting information.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat encryptbuf)

              FBB::HmacBuf: Computing HMAC message digests.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat hmacbuf)

              FBB::ISymCryptStream: stream  implementing  symmetric  encryption  and  decryption,
              using a FBB::ISymCryptStreambuf stream buffer.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat isymcryptstream)

              FBB::ISymCryptStreambuf:   FBB::IFilterBuf  specialization  implementing  symmetric
              cryptography.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat isymcryptstreambuf)

       o      PATTERN MATCHING

              FBB::Glob: Obtain a list of files matching a certain pattern.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat glob)

              FBB::Pattern: Regular expression pattern matching.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat pattern)

       o      PROCESSES, SIGNALS, THREADS

              FBB::Exec: Executes child processes not expecting input and not producing  standard
              output.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat exec)

              FBB::CerrExtractor:  Executes child processes not expecting input but maybe writing
              its standard error stream.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat cerrextractor)

              FBB::CoutExtractor:  Executes  child  processes  not  expecting  input  but   maybe
              producing standard output.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat coutextractor)

              FBB::Fork: Defines fork(2) as part of a Template Algorithm Design Pattern.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat fork)

              FBB::CinInserter:  Executes  child  processes  expecting  input  but  not producing
              standard output.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat cininserter)

              FBB::Process: Runs child  processes,  defining  pipes  between  parents  and  child
              processes.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat process)

              FBB::Semaphore: Dijkstra’s (1962) Semaphore data type.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat semaphore)

              FBB::Signal: Defines signals, allowing signal handlers to use object’s data members
              c.q. to call object’s members functions.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat signal)

              FBB::StdExtractor: Executes child processes not expecting input but  maybe  writing
              their standard output and error streams.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat stdextractor)

       o      STREAMS AND FILES

              FBB::DigestBuf: Computing message digests.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat digestbuf)

              FBB::Eoi: std::streambuf offering the eoi manipulator.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat eoi)

              FBB::EoiBuf:  std::streambuf offering the eoi manipulator and a configurable stream
              buffer.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat eoibuf)

              FBB::IFdStream: stream extracting information from a device whose  file  descriptor
              is available.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat ifdstream)

              FBB::IFdBuf: Input stream buffer initialized by a file descriptor.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat ifdbuf)

              FBB::IFilterBuf:   std::streambuf   specialization   implementing  an  std::istream
              filtering design pattern.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat ifilterbuf)

              FBB::IOStream: class combining std::istream and std::ostream features.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat iostream)

              FBB::IOBuf:  std::streambuf  specialization  allowing  combined  input  and  output
              operations.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat iobuf)

              FBB::IRandStream: stream to extract random numbers from.
              ((Manpage: man -e bobcat irandstream))

              FBB::ISharedStream: std::istream operations on shared memory.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat isharedstream)

              FBB::lm: Manipulator setting the left margin of FBB::OFoldStream objects.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat lm)

              FBB::Mbuf:  std::streambuf  specialization  for  inserting messages, mainly used by
              FBB::Mstream objects.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat mbuf)

              FBB::mlm: Manipulator modifying the left margin of FBB::OFoldStream objects.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat mlm)

              FBB::Mstream: Inserts messages into streams.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat mstream)

              FBB::MultiBuf: std::streambuf specializations  performing  insertions  to  multiple
              std::ostream objects.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat multibuf)

              FBB::OMutexStream: Mutex protected std::ostream.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat mxstream)

              FBB::OFdStream: stream inserting information into a device whose file descriptor is
              available.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat ofdstream)

              FBB::OFdBuf: Output stream buffer initialized by a file descriptor.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat ofdbuf)

              FBB::OFilterBuf:  std::streambuf  specialization   implementing   an   std::ostream
              filtering design pattern.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat ofilterbuf)

              FBB::OFoldStream: std::ostream using an OFoldBuf as its streambuf.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat ofoldstream)

              FBB::OFoldBuf:   OFilterBuf  (std::streambuf)  specialization  folding  text  lines
              between left and right margins.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat ofoldbuf)

              FBB::OHexBuf: OHexBuf (std::streambuf) specialization inserting characters  into  a
              stream by their hex values.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat ohexbuf)

              FBB::OSharedStream: std::ostream operations on shared memory.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat osharedstream)

              FBB::Pipe: Defines a system level pipe.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat pipe)

              FBB::RandBuf: implements a streambuf generating random numbers.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat randbuf)

              FBB::ReadLineBuf:  implements  a  streambuf using the Gnu readline library to allow
              editing an std::istream’s contents.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat readlinebuf)

              FBB::ReadLineHistory:  provides  access  to  the  history  of  lines  read  from  a
              ReadLineBuf.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat readlinehistory)

              FBB::ReadLineStream: std::istream class using a ReadLineBuf for its std::streambuf.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat readlinestream)

              FBB::Redirector: Defines system level file redirection.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat redirector)

              FBB::Selector: Offers timed delays and multiple file I/O.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat selector)

              FBB::SharedStream: I/O operations on shared memory.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat sharedstream)

              FBB::SharedBuf: std::streambuf interfacing to shared memory.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat sharedbuf)

              FBB::Stat: Determines file characteristics.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat stat)

              FBB::TempStream: Temporary fstream.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat tempstream)

       o      SHARED MEMORY

              FBB::ISharedStream: std::istream operations on shared memory.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat isharedstream)

              FBB::OSharedStream: std::ostream operations on shared memory.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat osharedstream)

              FBB::SharedBlock: Shared memory data block info.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat sharedblock)

              FBB::SharedCondition: Shared memory condition variable.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat sharedcondition)

              FBB::SharedMemory: Shared memory structure.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat sharedmemory)

              FBB::SharedMutex: Mutex for shared memory.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat sharedmutex)

              FBB::SharedPos: Shared Memory offset controller.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat sharedpos)

              FBB::SharedReadme:  Background  info  about  the  implementation of Bobcat’s Shared
              Memory.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat sharedreadme)

              FBB::SharedSegment: Shared memory data structure.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat sharedsegment)

              FBB::SharedStream: I/O operations on shared memory.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat sharedstream)

              FBB::SharedBuf: std::streambuf interfacing to shared memory.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat sharedbuf)

       o      TABLES

              FBB::Align: Specifies Table(Buf) column and element alignments.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat align)

              FBB::Table: Display tables row- or column-wise.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat table)

              FBB::TableBuf: Display tables row- or column-wise.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat tablebuf)

              FBB::TableLines: Support class for the class Table(Buf).
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat tablelines)

              FBB::TableSupport: Support class for the class Table(Buf).
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat tablesupport)

       o      VARIOUS TEMPLATES

              FBB::binary_search: A modification of the STL binary_search algorithm returning the
              location of the searched value in a sorted series of values.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat binarysearch)

              FBB::BinOps:  A  series  of  function  templates  implementing binary operators for
              classes that implement the matching binary assignment operators themselves.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat binops)

              FBB::BinOpsBase: A  class  template  implementing  binary  operators  and  compound
              assignment operators for classes that themselves implement swap members and members
              implementing the basic binary operation on objects of their class types themselves.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat binopsbase)

              FBB::fswap: templates implementing memory bytes based swap functionality
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat fswap)

              FBB::Hash...:  Various  class  templates  implementing  mapping  containers   using
              hashing.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat hash)

              FBB::Iterator:  a class template creating a bidirectional iterator returning values
              of a specified type.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat iterator)

              FBB::LinearMap: a class template container implementing a map using a linear search
              algorithm.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat linearmap)

              FBB::PtrIter: Input iterator whose dereferenced value returns a pointer rather than
              a reference to an element. Also offers: a ptrIter function template.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat ptriter)

              FBB::Ranger: a class template creating ranges  that  are  accepted  by  range-based
              for-loops. Also offered: a ranger function template.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat ranger)

              FBB::repeat: Two short extensions of the STL for_each generic algorithm.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat repeat)

              FBB::ReverseIterator:  a  class  template creating a bidirectional reverse iterator
              returning values of a specified type.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat reverseiterator)

              FBB::TypeTrait: Traits class  template  to  determine  various  characteristics  of
              types.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat typetrait)

       o      VARIOUS OTHER CLASSES

              FBB::CSV: Objects of this class allow easy handling of comma-separated values.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat csv)

              FBB::Indent: Class and manipulators performing text indentation.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat indent)

              FBB::Manipulators: manipulators defined in the namespace FBB.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat manipulators)

              FBB::OneKey: Single keystroke input, not requiring `Return’.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat onekey)

              FBB::PrimeFactors: Pprime-number factorization of (BigInt) values.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat primefactors)

              FBB::String: Offers extended std::string functionality.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat string)

              FBB::StringLine: Offers operator>> extracting lines from std::istream objects.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat stringline)

              FBB::Tty: Controls echoing of characters entered at the terminal.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat tty)

              FBB::User: Determines the current user’s parameters from /etc/passwd.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat user)

              FBB::Xpointer: sets and retrieves the X-windows pointer.
              (Manpage: man -e bobcat xpointer)

LINKING

       To  link  programs  against  the shared Bobcat library (e.g., libbobcat5.so) it is usually
       sufficient to merely specify -lbobcat. E.g.,

           g++ --std=c++2a main.cc -lbobcat

       Due    to    a    change    in     library     handling     by     the     linker     (cf.
       http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/UnderstandingDSOLinkChange                               and
       https://wiki.debian.org/ToolChain/DSOLinking), implemented in  2013,  libraries  that  are
       indirectly  required are no longer automatically linked to your program. With some classes
       (e.g., BigInt) the libcrypto library must also  be  specified,  and  programs  using  such
       classes must be linked against bobcat and crypto:

           g++ --std=c++2a main.cc -lbobcat -lcrypto

       Man-pages  of classes requiring additional libraries mention these additional libraries in
       their SYNOPSIS sections.

       When using static linking, the situation is slightly more problematic, and no general rule
       can  be  provided  here.  To  create  a statically linked program the flag -static must be
       provided, but in addition the -pthread flag must often be  specified  as  well.  If,  when
       statically  linking  your  program,  undefined  references  to pthread_... identifiers are
       reported, then that is a sure sign that you need to provide the -pthread flag as well.

       When using static linking additional libraries, not specified at the man-pages,  may  also
       be  required.  E.g.,  when  using the Xpointer class and using static linking, the command
       becomes:

           g++  main.cc -static -pthread -lbobcat -lX11 -lxcb  -lXdmcp -lXau

       When encountering undefined references when using static linking missing libraries may  be
       suggested by the linker or by its error messages. Alternatively, the missing libraries may
       be found by searching the Internet.

FILES

       o      /usr/include/bobcat/<classname>:

       o      /usr/lib/libbobcat.*:
              (shared, static libraries)

SEE ALSO

       The individual bobcat/3<class> header files, with man-pages accessible using man -e bobcat
       class (all lowercase names)

BUGS

       No Reported Bugs.

DISTRIBUTION FILES

       o      bobcat_5.00.02-x.dsc: detached signature;

       o      bobcat_5.00.02-x.tar.gz: source archive;

       o      bobcat_5.00.02-x_i386.changes: change log;

       o      libbobcat1_5.00.02-x_*.deb: debian package holding the libraries;

       o      libbobcat1-dev_5.00.02-x_*.deb:  debian  package holding the libraries, headers and
              manual pages;

       o      http://sourceforge.net/projects/bobcat: public archive location;

BOBCAT

       Bobcat is an acronym of `Brokken’s Own Base Classes And Templates’.

COPYRIGHT

       This is free software, distributed under the terms  of  the  GNU  General  Public  License
       (GPL).

AUTHOR

       Frank B. Brokken (f.b.brokken@rug.nl).