Provided by: barnowl_1.6.2-1.1ubuntu2_amd64 bug


       barnowl - tty based zephyr client


       barnowl [ -n ] [ -d ] [ -D ] [ -v ] [ -h ] [ -c configfile ] [ -t tty ] [ -s configdir ]


       BarnOwl  is  a fully integrated tty based instant messaging client.  Currently it supports
       AOL Instant Messenger, MIT Zephyr, and Jabber.  It is curses-based, allows for emacs-style
       editing  of  outgoing  messages  and uses perl as an extension and configuration language.
       BarnOwl will also run happily without a configuration file.

       Once BarnOwl is started, typing 'h' will display a help screen.  Typing ´:´ enters command
       mode, allowing the user to type a barnowl command line.


       The following command line options are avilable when running barnowl:


              Do  not  subscribe to zephyr messages on startup.  By default BarnOwl subscribes to
              the default subscriptions and to  anything  found  in  ~/.zephyr.subs.   When  this
              option is used no subscriptions are loaded.

       -c configfile

              Specifiy  an  alternate  config  file for BarnOwl to use.  By default, barnowl uses
              ~/.barnowlconf if it exists, and ~/.owlconf otherwise.

       -s configdir

              Specify an alternate configuration directory. By default, BarnOwl uses ~/.owl/.

       -t tty

              Specifiy the tty name to use for the zephyr location.


              Print the version number of barnowl and exit.


              Enable debugging.  By default debugging information is placed in /var/tmp/owldebug.


              Enable debugging, but first delete any existing debugging file.


              Print command line option help.


       Written  by  Nelson  Elhage  and  Alejandro  Sedeno  at  the  Massachusetts  Institute  of
       Technology. Based on Owl by James Kretchmar.

       Comments, questions, and bug reports may be mailed to

                                           23 Jun 2008                                 barnowl(1)