GTYPIST

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: August 2014
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NAME

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

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.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
EXAMPLES
AUTHOR
REPORTING BUGS
COPYRIGHT
SEE ALSO
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