Changeset 236 for libcaca/trunk/doc

Nov 30, 2003, 2:18:10 AM (19 years ago)
Sam Hocevar
  • src/caca.c: + Minor change to the dithering names.
  • TODO: + Added cacaview TODO.
  • doc/cacaview.1: + Wrote a manpage for cacaview.
  • examples/ + Moved the -DX_DISPLAY_MISSING=1 here.
  • examples/view.c: + Capital 'D' cycles through dithering modes in reverse order. + Sleep when there is nothing to do. + Cosmetic code reorganisation.
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  • libcaca/trunk/doc/cacaview.1

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     1.TH cacaview 1 "2003-11-30" "libcaca"
     2.SH NAME
     3cacaview \- ASCII image browser
     5.B cacaview [FILE...]
     8.B cacaview
     9is a lightweight text mode image viewer. It renders images using colour
     10ASCII characters. It is a powerful add-on to famous console programs such
     11as the mutt email client, the slrn newsreader and the links or w3m web
     14.B cacaview
     15can load the most widespread image formats: PNG, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP etc.
     17You can zoom and scroll the image around for more details, and choose four
     18different dithering modes. All commands are accessible through a single
     19key press.
     20.SH KEYS
     22.B ?
     23show the help screen
     25.B n, p
     26switch to next image, previous image
     28.B Left, Right, Up, Down or h, l, k, j
     29scroll the image around
     31.B +, -
     32zoom in and out
     34.B z
     35reset the zoom level to normal
     37.B d
     38toggle the dithering mode (no dithering, 4x4 ordered dithering, 8x8 ordered
     39dithering and random dithering)
     41.B q
     42exit the program
     43.SH EXAMPLE
     44cacaview /usr/share/pixmaps/*.*
     45.SH BUGS
     46There is no support for aspect ratio yet. Also, since there is no way
     47yet to load an image from
     48.B cacaview
     49it is completely useless when run without an argument.
     50.SH AUTHOR
     51This manual page was written by Sam Hocevar <>.
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