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       colrconv - hamradio convers client with sound and ncurses color support


       colrconv [options] <host> [<service>]


       This manual page documents briefly the colrconv commands.

       This  manual  page  was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the original
       program does not have a manual page.

       Colrconv is a modified version of VA3DP's ttylink client. In addition to the  basic  split
       screen session it gives you color and sound support plus some line editing capabilities, a
       scroll buffer and a status line.  Also the default service is changed to 3600 (convers).

       A new color is assigned to each user the first time he sends text and this color  is  used
       when  displaying  any  subsequent text from this user. Available colors are green, yellow,
       cyan, magenta, blue and red.  These are used twice, the second time  with  BOLD  attribute
       on. After the colors run out they are used again.

       Bold  red  is  reserved  for special messages (starting with ***) and for private messages
       (eg. <*oh2bns*>: Hello!).

       Colrconv plays certain sound files when it receives text from  the  convers  bridge.   The
       files  are: (eg.,, and
       This feature is still a bit experimental and only works with older convers  servers.  Also
       you have to make your own .au file. The rsynth package is good at this. See the readme for
       details. Sound files should go into /usr/lib/colrconv.


              Start colrconv in black and white, even if terminal has color support.

       -c channel
              Connect to channel number 'channel' at startup.

       -n name
              Send a '/n name' when connected. When -n is omitted the user's login name is used.


       Ctrl-A Goto beginning of line.

       Ctrl-B and Left arrow
              Go one character backward.

       Ctrl-D Delete character under cursor.

       Ctrl-E Goto end of line.

       Ctrl-F and Right arrow
              Go one character forward.

       Ctrl-K Kill from cursor to end of line (and store to kill buffer).

       Ctrl-L Repaints the whole screen.

       Ctrl-N and Down arrow
              Scroll Down.

       Ctrl-P and Up arrow
              Scroll Up.

       Ctrl-R Reprint current line.

       Ctrl-U Delete current line in total.

       Ctrl-W Erase last word.

       Ctrl-Y Yank kill buffer.

       The scroll buffer can be browsed with arrow keys Up  and  Down  (or  Ctrl-P  and  Ctrl-N),
       PageUp, PageDown, Home and End keys.


       If  ~/.conversrc  exists,  it  is  sent  to  the  server  after  logging  in.   Handy  for
       automatically sending commands like /notify, /who, etc.




       This manual page was written  by  Joop  Stakenborg  <>,  for  the  Debian
       GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).