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       c - genericised soft drink generator (ie coffee, coke etc)


       c [-s[number]] [-m[type]] [-e] [-i] [-T] [-S amount] [--other=drink]


       This  manual  page  documents  the   GNU  version  of c.  c is a genericised  soft  drinks
       engine  designed to provide a stream of  the  desired  beverage on  the  standard  output.
       By   default,  c makes coffee,  white, no sugar.  This is  a   historical  choice based on
       the authors preferences.  This behaviour is controlled  by the options,  and a wide  range
       of  other drinks  are possible.  Please  note that  not all   combinations make sense,  in
       taste terms, but that parsing by c extends only to syntax. Experiment at your own risk.


              Specifies the  number of sugars  desired.  If  this option is omitted, none will be

              Excessively  large  values  will   result  in  unpleasant  side effects,  including
              rotting  teeth and excess weight.

              If this option is specified with no parameter, the default is one.

              Determines  whether milk will  be used or not.   The  default  corresponds  to  the
              specification 'cold'.  cold - Normal, cold milk

              hot Normal, hot milk

              frth Frothed milk (see -e option for cappucino)

              none No milk. Recommended for those who have a deadline.

              goat Use your imagination.

       -e     Espresso   option.  High  pressure  steam  is forced through fine ground dark beans
              for a stronger brew; careful  use of the -S  option   is  advised  to  avoid  shaky
              hands and heart palpitations (see BUGS).

       -i     Iced coffee. Self explanatory really...

       -T     Turkish  coffee.   The only  type of  coffee that  is boiled deliberately.  -s2  or
              more  recommended  to avoid grimaces.

              Size  of the virtual 'mug'  to be filled. The scale  used  is   fairly   arbitrary,
              but should cover  most cases...  1 thimbleful

              2 espresso cup

              3 cafe-style coffee cup

              4 office mug

              5 sysadmin mug

              6 bucket

              Use  of  -S 6 is contraindicated  for use with  n(1), due to possible  damage  to t
              he  nasal  membranes,  and risk  of drowning.  The default  is  4;  unless  a  beta
              version  of  the OS is installed, when the default is 5.  If the beta is of Digital
              UNIX, 6 is the default; you'll need it.

              Specify  a drink other  than coffee.  Use  of other options  is   not  recommended;
              the  behaviour  is unspecified!


       Caffeine  overdose  can  result  by  inadvised  combinations  of options (ie -e  and large
       values for -S).  If you  suffer from  increased  heart rate,  visual disturbance,  shaking
       hands,   shortness   of   breath,   it  is   suggested   that you discontinue  use.   A -d
       (decaf) option   was   included   in  previous  versions,   but  was   removed   after   a
       threatened litigation  arising  from an  unfortunate  practical  joke involving misuse.




       Nick Williams, New College, Oxford University.