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Manual Reference Pages  -  NAP (1)

NAME

nap, napping - Linux Napster Client

CONTENTS

SYNTAX

nap <options>
napping

DESCRIPTION

Nap is a linux console napster client written by Kevin Sullivan and improved by Peter Selinger and others. The advantage of nap over other graphical clients like gnome-napster is that you can run it under screen(1) on a remote host and disconnect from your session while nap continues the downloads. You can later reconnect to your running client even from another host and do more commands.

Napping is a helper application required by nap to send and reveive ping packets. For napping to work it should be installed suid root.

For more information, please see the HTML documentation at http://nap.sourceforge.net/userguide.html.

OPTIONS

-h, --help Output help information and exit
-v, --version
  print version info and exit
-b, --build
  build library of your shared files to send to server (obsolete, as nap will do this by default).
-B, --build-only
  build library and exit
-N, --nobuild
  do not build library, even if it is out of date
-m, --create
  create a new account with the napster server (obsolete)
-r, --reconnect
  keep reconnecting until server connection established
-a, --autorestart
  automatically reconnect when connection to server lost
-q, --daemon
  run without user interface; file sharing only
-t, --notitle
  do not display the title bar (fixes messed-up displays)
-l, --nxterm
  try using a terminal which is compatible with most systems (fixes some messed-up displays)
-T, --transparent
  use the terminal’s default background instead of black
-n, --noserver
  start up without connecting to a server
-f <filename>, --config <filename>
  specifies the config file to use (default ~/.nap/napconf)
-x <filename>, --log <filename>
  log all transfers to a specific filename
-g <filename>, --logall <filename>
  log everything to a specific filename
-s <server>, --server <server>
  select a specific server (multiple -s opts possible)
-d <n>, --debug <n>
  set debug level
-u <str>, --user <str>
  specify napster username
-p <str>, --pass <str>
  specify user’s password
-e <str>, --email <str>
  specify user’s email address
-U <dir>, --upload <dir>
  specify upload directory (multiple -U opts possible)
-D <dir>, --download <dir>
  specify download directory
-I <dir>, --incomplete <dir>
  specify directory for incomplete files
-P <n>[-<m>], --dataport <n>[-<m>]
  specify port(s) to use for incoming upload requests
-C <n>, --connection <n>
  specify connection speed number, according to the following chart:

Connection | Number
-------------------
Unknown | 0
14.4 | 1
28.8 | 2
33.6 | 3
56.7 | 4
64K ISDN | 5
128K ISDN | 6
Cable | 7
DSL | 8
T1 | 9
T3 or > | 10

-M <n>, --maxuploads <n>
  specify maximum number of simultaneous uploads
-o <var>=<value>, --option <var>=<value>
  set user configuration variable

CONFIGURATION VARIABLES

Configuration variables can be set in the file ~/.nap/napconf, on the command line via the -o option, or interactively via the /set command. Here is an almost complete list of configuration variables:
user your napster username
pass your napster password - optional
email your napster email address
upload list of upload directories, separated by semicolons
download
  your download directory
incomplete
  your directory for incomplete files
connection
  your connection speed (see -C option)
maxuploads
  maximal number of simultaneous uploads allowed
maxupuser
  maximum number of simultaneous uploads per user
maxdownloads
  maximum number of simultaneous downloads allowed
maxdownuser
  maximum number of simultaneous downloads per user
servers
  list of servers, separated by semicolons (note: this is now ignored and overwritten unless nometa is set)
dataport
  port or range of ports to use for client-client connections. Set this to 0 if you are behind a firewall
logfile
  log file for transfer logs
logallfile
  log file for logging everything
bandwidthdown
  global bandwidth limit for downloads (in kB/s)
bandwidthdown1
  download bandwidth limit per connection (in kB/s)
bandwidthup
  global bandwidth limit for uploads (in kB/s)
bandwidthup1
  upload bandwidth limit per connection (in kB/s)
announcepongs
  should receipt of PONG packets be announced?
autopurge
  time to delete stopped items from up- and download lists
autopurgeup
  time to delete stopped items from upload list
autopurgedown
  time to delete stopped items from download list
autoreply
  a string to send as an automatic reply to incoming user messages
autorestart
  automatically reconnect when connection to server lost?
connecttimeout
  timeout after this many seconds while connecting to server
cursorfollowsscreen
  should PgUp and PgDn move the screen, rather than the cursor, on the search result screen?
debug debug level
identity
  fake client id for fooling servers that refuse connections from nap client
hash shall we calculate MD5 hashes? Note that most servers don’t use them.
incompletesuffix
  suffix to use for incomplete files
libraryfile
  location of your library file
metaserver
  URL of a napigator-style metaserver
metatimeout
  timeout for connecting to metaserver
napping
  relative or absolute filename of the napping program to use
newstimeout
  timeout for retrieving news
noechosets
  should the /set command be quiet?
nomasq should filename masquerading be disabled?
nometa skip connecting to metaserver on startup?
nonews do you want to skip news about new releases on startup?
noping do you want to disable pings?
noresultscreen
  should search results be displayed on the main screen?
noscroll
  should main screen not scroll to bottom automatically on output?
proxy URL of http proxy, if needed to access www through firewall
savechannels
  should your open channels to be saved between sessions?
savepass
  should password be saved in config file?
scrollsize
  limit on the number of lines in main screen, or 0 for no limit
sdefaults
  default keystrokes for search result screen appearance
sharetypes
  semicolon-separated list of file extensions to share in addition to mp3 files. Case insensitive. Use ’*’ for ’all files’.
showtoomanyuploads
  display a message when upload limit is reached?
turdsize
  size of the largest incomplete file which will be auto-removed

COMMANDS

Nap has an irc-like interface. Commands start with a slash "/". The two most important commands are /search to start a search, and /reconnect to cycle through the list of servers. Here is a complete list of commands:

/about - Shows credits
/alias [name] [args] - Creates an alias, or lists current aliases
/aliaslist - Shows current list of aliases
/announce msg - Broadcasts a message to all users
/ban [user/IP] - Bans the specified user or IP, or lists banned users
/banlist - Prints a list of the current bans on the server
/block [IP] [reason] - Blocks the specified IP, or lists blocked users
/blocklist - Gives a list of current blocked users
/break - Breaks out of a loop
/browse user - Browses user’s files
/browse2 user - Directly browses user’s files
/cban [user] [reason] - Bans a user from a channel, or lists banned users
/cbanlist - Returns a list of banned users in a channel
/chupload path - Changes your upload path (still need to /rebuild to update your files)
/clear - Clears your screen buffer
/clearalias - Clears all aliases
/clearhandler - Clears all handlers
/clist - Gets a list of channels
/clist2 - Gets a list of channels (includes user created)
/cloak - Cloaks yourself
/conf config-string - Request a change in server configuration variables
/cunban user [reason] - Unbans a user from a channel
/ddown number or range - Deletes downloads by number as returned from /pdown
/dec - Decreases the variable by one
/debug level - Sets debug level
/disconnect - Disconnects you from the server
/dlul - Switches to the download/upload monitor screen
/dns host/IP - Attempts to resolve the specified address
/done - Ends an alias
/dtimer [num] - Delete the timed event with the given number
/dup number or range - Deletes uploads by number as returned from /pup
/echo text - Echos text to the screen
/eval name - Returns the value of a variable
/exec [-o] command - Executes a command from a shell and redirects the input to the client
/fdown number or range - Gets information on the user as returned from /pdown
/finger user - Gets information on the specified user
/force number or range - Forces download of queued items, overriding download limit
/fup number or range - Gets information on the user as returned from /pup
/g number or range - Gets files by number as returned from /search
/get number or range - Gets files by number as returned from /search
/getservers - Read server list from napigator-style metaserver
/gusers - Gets a global list of users
/handler [code] [args] - Adds a handler, or lists current handlers
/handlerlist - Returns a list of handlers created
/help command - Returns help on the specified command
/hotlist [user] - Adds a user to your hotlist, or shows current hotlist
/if (val op val) cmd - Compares two values
/ignore [user] - Ignores a user, or lists all ignored users
/ignoreclear - Clears your ignore list
/ignorelist - Lists ignored users
/inc var - Increases the variable by 1
/irc - No help available
/join [chan] - Joins the specified channel, or lists all channels
/kick user [reason] - Kicks a user from a channel
/kickall user [reason] - Kicks a user from all channels you and the user are in
/kill user - Kills the specified user
/lastlog str - Returns all occurences of "str" that have been said or printed
/loadalias [filename] - Loads a list of aliases from a file
/loadchannels [filename] - Reads channels from a filename and joins them
/loadconfig [filename] - Loads a list of settings from a filename
/loadhandler [filename] - Loads a list of handlers from a filename
/me string - Does an emotion
/msg user msg - Sends the user the message specified
/muzzle user msg - Muzzles the user with the specified message
/names channel - Gets a list of channel users
/news - Checks for any news on the client
/noprint - Stops the client from echoing anything until the command returns
/notify [user] - Adds a user to your hotlist, or shows current hotlist
/opsay msg - Broadcasts a message to all moderators/admins/elite
/part [chan/user] - Parts the specified or current channel or query
/pchans - Shows which channels you are on
/pdown [dqsf] - Gives a listing of your current downloads. Optional flags select downloading, queued, succeeded, failed items.
/ping user - Pings a user
/psocks - Print the socket list (for debugging purposes)
/pup - Gives a listing of your current uploads
/purge - Removes all stopped items from upload and download lists
/purgedown - Removes all stopped items from download list
/purgeup - Removes all stopped items from upload list
/pvars - Prints the values of all variables currently set
/query user - Queries a user
/q - Closes the program
/quit - Closes the program
/rebuild - Rebuilds your library unconditionally. See also /update
/reconnect - Reconnects you to the next available server on the list
/reloadconfig-variable - Resets server configuration parameter to its default value
/reloadm - Reloads the user command module (only if supported)
/repeat [min:sec] [cmd] - Initiates a timed event which repeats every <min:sec> interval
/results - Switches to the search results screen
/retry number or range - Puts stopped downloads back in the download queue
/retryall - Puts all stopped downloads back in the download queue
/savealias [filename] - Saves current aliases
/savechannels [filename] - Saves current channels to a filename
/saveconfig [filename] - Saves current settings to a filename
/savehandler [filename] - Saves current handlers to a filename
/say msg - Sends msg to the current channel
/search [-b>bitrate] [-c>speed] [-r>freq] [-s>size] [-d>duration] [-x exclude]... [-t filetype] [-mmaxresults] [-l] [-p] [-f] query - Searches the napster database
/serv [IP:port] - Connects to the specificed server and port, or shows current server and port
/server [IP:port] - Connects to the specificed server and port, or shows current server and port
/set [name] [value] - Sets a user variable, or prints current values
/setdataport user port - Sets a user’s data port
/setlevel channel level - ?
/setlinespeed user speed - Changes a user’s linespeed
/setpassword user password - Sets a user’s password
/setuserlevel user level - Changes a user’s userlevel
/sraw type string - Send raw command to the server
/stop - Returns from the current command and stops all processing on it
/sver - Returns the server version
/tell user msg - Sends the user the message specified
/timer min:sec cmd - Initiates a timer to execute in the specified time
/tlist - Prints out a list of the current timers
/topic channel topic - Changes a channel’s topic
/tquit - Quits when all remaining transfers have completed. Can be canceled with /unquit
/unalias name - Removes an alias
/unban IP - Unbans the specified IP
/unblock IP - Unblocks the specified IP
/unhandler code - Removes a handler
/unhotlist user - Removes a user from your hotlist
/unignore user - Unignores a user
/unmuzzle user - Unmuzzles the user
/unnotify user - Removes a user from your hotlist
/unquit - Cancels the effect of /tquit
/unset name - Unsets a variable
/update - Rebuilds your library if necessary. See also /rebuild
/while (val op val) cmd - Keeps executing cmd while the comparison is true
/whois user - Gets information on the specified user
/window - Enables/disables window mode
/wstats - No help available
 

SIGNALS

When nap receives a USR1 signal, it reconnects to a server. The behavior is the same as if a /reconnect command had been issued.

FILES

/etc/naprc
$HOME/.nap/napconf
$HOME/.nap/aliases

AUTHORS

Nap was originally written by Kevin Sullivan <nite@gis.net>. It is currently maintained by Peter Selinger <selinger@users.sourceforge.net>. For the complete list of contributors, see the file AUTHORS.

LICENSE

Copyright (c) 2000 Kevin Sullivan. All rights reserved.

Permission is granted to anyone to use this software for any purpose on any computer system, and to alter it and redistribute it, subject to the following restrictions:

1. The origin of this software must not be misrepresented, either by explicit claim or by omission. Since few users ever read sources, credits must also appear in the documentation.

2. Altered versions must be plainly marked as such, and must not be misrepresented as being the original software. Since few users ever read sources, credits must also appear in the documentation.

3. All advertising materials mentioning features or use of this software must display the following acknowledgement: This product includes software developed by Kevin Sullivan.

4. The name of the Author may not be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.

5. This notice, and any references to this notice in the source, documentation, or binary, may not be removed or altered.

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE AUTHOR AND CONTRIBUTORS ‘‘AS IS’’ AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHOR OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

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