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Manual Reference Pages  -  GTYPIST (1)

NAME

gtypist - a typing tutor with lessons for different keyboards and languages

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Options
Examples
Author
Copyright

SYNOPSIS

gtypist [ \,options\/... ] [ \,script-file \/]

DESCRIPTION

‘gtypist’ is a typing tutor with several lessons for different keyboards and languages. New lessons can be written by the user easily.

OPTIONS

-b --personal-best
  track personal best typing speeds
-e % --max-error=%
  default maximum error percentage (default 3.0); valid values are between 0.0 and 100.0
-n --notimer
  turn off WPM timer in drills
-t --term-cursor
  use the terminal’s hardware cursor
-f P --curs-flash=\,P\/
  cursor flash period P*.1 sec (default 10); valid values are between 0 and 512; this is ignored if -t is specified
-c F,B --colours=\,F\/,B
  set initial display colours where available
-s --silent
  don’t beep on errors
-q --quiet
  same as -s, --silent
-l L --start-label=\,L\/
  start the lesson at label ’L’
-w --word-processor try to mimic word processors
-k --no-skip
  forbid the user to skip exercises
-i --show-errors
  highlight errors with reverse video
-h --help
  print this message
-v --version
  output version information and exit
-S --always-sure
  do not ask confirmation questions
--banner-colors=\,F\/,B,P,V set top banner colours (background, foreground,
  package and version respectively)
--scoring=\,wpm\/,cpm
  set scoring mode (words per minute or characters per minute)
If not supplied, script-file defaults to ’/usr/local/share/gtypist/gtypist.typ’. The path $GTYPIST_PATH is searched for script files.

EXAMPLES

To run the default lesson in english ‘gtypist.typ’:
gtypist
To run the lesson in spanish:
gtypist esp.typ
To instruct gtypist to look for lesson ‘bar.typ’ in a non standard directory:
GTYPIST_PATH="/home/foo" gtypist bar.typ
To run the lesson in the file ‘test.typ’ of directory ‘temp’, starting at label ‘TEST1’, using the terminal’s cursor, and run silently:
gtypist -t -q -l TEST1 /temp/test.typ

AUTHOR

Written by Simon Baldwin

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to bug-gtypist@gnu.org

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 Simon Baldwin.
Copyright © 2003, 2004, 2008, 2011 GNU Typist Development Team. This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details please see the file ’COPYING’ supplied with the source code.
This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions; again, see ’COPYING’ for details. This program is released under the GNU General Public License.

SEE ALSO

The full documentation for gtypist is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and gtypist programs are properly installed at your site, the command
info gtypist
should give you access to the complete manual.
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