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NAME

       filterm - filter terminal input and/or output

SYNOPSIS

       filterm INPUT OUTPUT [COMMAND [ARGS]]

DESCRIPTION

       Execute  the  specified  COMMAND  (default  is the shell), filtering terminal input and/or
       output.

       It can help e.g. when our terminal is unable to display non-ASCII characters or  to  enter
       them from the keyboard. It also makes writing various terminal filters easier.

       INPUT and OUTPUT are names of konwert's filters - they are passed as the first argument to
       the konwert(1) program.  filterm - OUTPUT filters only output, and filterm  INPUT  -  only
       input.

       The command - executes the shell as a login shell.

       It  differs  from konwert INPUT | COMMAND | konwert OUTPUT in that the command is executed
       on a pseudo-terminal, so full-screen programs work correctly.

       The filters have to output the characters as soon as they  receive  all  necessary  input,
       without  buffering.  trs(1) scripts are OK, but sed(1) or awk(1) or tr(1) scripts are not.
       In C you may use read(), getchar(), fread(), and write(), but putchar() and fwrite()  only
       together  with  fflush(stdout).   In  C++:  cin.get(),  cout.put(), and cout <<.  In perl:
       sysread, getc, read, and syswrite, but print only with $| = 1.

       The input filter will have set the environment variable FILTERM=in, and the output  one  -
       FILTERM=out.   This  way  some filters can slightly alter their behaviour when working for
       filterm.

   OPTIONS
       --help    display help and exit

       --version output version information and exit

FILTERS FOR FILTERM

       See konwert(1).  Additionally the  following  konwert's  filters  are  designed  only  for
       filterm:

       tyldy (input)
              Polish ~a~c~e~l~n~o~s~x~z

       lewyap (input)
              Polish `a`c`e`l`n`o`s`x`z

       boldpl (output)
              ASCII with Polish letters shown as bold.

       pinectrlchars (output)
              Replaces  the  characters 128..159 shown by the Pine (or another program) as ^À..^ß
              back to the real 128..159.

       512bold (output)
              Changes the mapping of colors in 512-character mode, which restricts the number  of
              colors  to  eight.  The  palette  is  dynamically changed to contain the eight most
              recently used colors. When more colors are used  at  once,  some  of  them  display
              incorrectly.

       512bold1 (output)
              Changes  the  mapping  of  colors  in  512-character  mode. Instead of ignoring the
              intensity, the following colors are available:  black,  red,  green,  white,  blue,
              light magenta, light cyan, light gray; others are substitutied with approximations.
              This gives better effect, allowing to show the intensity, with the  side-effect  of
              belying the hue of some colors.

       kbdmacros (input)
              Keyboard  macros.  A  sequence of keys can be recorded with Esc Ctrl-A SEQUENCE Esc
              Ctrl-E SHORTCUT - after which, if you press the  SHORTCUT,  the  SEQUENCE  will  be
              generated  instead. Later such assignment can be deleted with Esc Ctrl-A Esc Ctrl-E
              SHORTCUT Esc Ctrl-E.  Instead of Esc Ctrl- you  often  may  press  Ctrl-Alt-.   The
              defined  shortcuts,  together  with  the above redefinable key combinations used to
              define them, are stored in  the  ~/.kbdmacros  file.  Note:  when  you  redefine  a
              sequence,  all  its prefixes will not be passed through immediately, but wait until
              it can be unambiguously told which  sequence  was  actually  input.  This  includes
              escape sequences representing some extended keys.

SEE ALSO

       konwert(1)

BUGS

       512bold  filter  is  not  perfect.  Some  escape  sequences  may  be emulated incorrectly.
       Additionally, colors changed in multiple steps or not used unnecessarily allocate some  of
       the eight colors.

COPYRIGHT

       filterm filters terminal input and/or output. It forms part of the konwert package.

       Copyright (c) 1998 Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk

       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.

       This  program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY;
       without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR  PURPOSE.
       See the GNU General Public License for more details.

       You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program;
       if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite  330,  Boston,
       MA  02111-1307  USA

AUTHOR

        __("<   Marcin Kowalczyk * qrczak@knm.org.pl http://qrczak.home.ml.org/
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