Provided by: xlife_5.0-8_i386 bug
 

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  for‐
        mat,  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 argu‐
        ments, the files will be converted to the new format in place.
 

RESTRICTIONS

        None.
 

AUTHOR

        Eric S. Raymond <esr@snark.thyrsus.com>
        xlife(6)
 
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