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NAME

       lifeconv - convert old life patterns to 2.0 format

SYNTAX

       lifeconv [-PARp]

DESCRIPTION

       is a format-conversiontool for xlife(6) pattern files.  For information
       on the pattern file format, see its manual page.

       A leading -[RAPp] argument forces the conversion format.  Otherwise  it
       uses the following rules:

       1)  If  the image won’t fit in a 1000x876 screen, leave it alone (thus,
       very large patterns like the breeder are left in #A format).

       2) Otherwise, convert it to whichever of ‘P’ or  ‘R’  format  takes  up
       less  disk  space.  Offsets are generated in the header so that the hot
       spot is at the center of the bounding rectangle.

       Option ‘p’ converts from old P format  to  new  P  format.   In  old  P
       format,  the y offset at which a line was to be loaded was its absolute
       line number.  In the new format, it’s the line number relative  to  the
       #P  control  line (if the #P is the first line in the save file the two
       coincide).

       All #-constructs other than #A, #R and #I are  passed  through  without
       change.

       With  no  file  arguments,  lifeconv  acts  as a filter.  If given file
       arguments, the files will be converted to the new format in place.

RESTRICTIONS

       None.

AUTHOR

       Eric S. Raymond <esr@snark.thyrsus.com>

SEE ALSO

       xlife(6)

                                                                   lifeconv(6)