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       cadubi - Creative ASCII Drawing Utility By Ian


       cadubi  is  an  application  written  in  Perl  that allows you to draw
       text-based images that are viewable  on  typical  UNIX-based  consoles.
       Usually  the  applications  that emulate these consoles support various
       text modes,  such  as  background  and  foreground  colors,  bold,  and
       inverse. This text art, commonly called "ASCII art", is used in various
       places such as online BBSes, email and login prompts.


       -h --help
              display some documentation

              turn off beeping

       -s [W] [H]

       --size [W] [H]
              sets the size of the console for use with  cadubi,  where  W  is
              number of columns and H is number of rows.

       -v --version
              show cadubi’s version


       Beeping and command line options can be also set in /usr/bin/cadubi.


       i j k l
              Move the cursor around. Holding down shift and typing these keys
              will move the ursor five spaces instead of one.

       space  Paint the current pen on the screen.

              Move the cursor down one line and all the way to the left of the

       delete or backspace or ‘
              Delete the character before the cursor.

       p      Prompt for a pen character

       f      Prompt for foreground color (see section colors).

       b      Prompt for background color (see section colors).

       g      Toggle bold mode.

       v      Toggle inverse mode.

              Toggle blink (highly annoying).

       t      Enter  text  mode.  This  allows you to type like as if you were
              using a  normal  text  editor,  and  all  the  characters  drawn
              onscreen  will  use  the  same mode as the pen Pressing Esc will
              exit text mode.

              Refresh the entire screen by redrawing each character.

              Open a file.

              Save the file.

              Show the quick help screen.

              Exit cadubi.


       Cadubi has a ’pen’ which describes the current mode. Properties of  the
       pen  are  the  painting  character, foreground color, background color,
       bold, inverse, and blink. Whenever you paint or use the text mode,  the
       characters drawn on the screen will have the properties of the pen. The
       current mode of the pen is shown at the bottom of the  console  and  is
       what  will  be  drawn  on screen when you paint.  Typically, foreground
       text colors are the same as background colors, unless the text is bold.
       If  the  text  is  bold, foreground colors are usually lighter than the
       background color, making text easier to read when the text has the same
       foreground  and background color. Refer to the Quick Help (control-’h’)
       to see what the colors look like on your console.

       Text mode is an extremely useful feature. Once in the text mode you can
       type  as if you were using a normal text editor, and all the characters
       drawn onscreen will use the same mode as the pen. To enter  text  mode,
       press the ’t’ key. To exit, press escape.

       When  cadubi  reads  a file, it will only read as much that will fit in
       the workspace (the area of the console minus  the  bottom  row  [status
       bar]).  To  gain  more  workspace,  see  the  ’-s’  operator in section

       Cadubi optimizes its output files to display properly and  take  up  as
       little  space  as  possible.  All  cadubi output can be viewed with the
       ’cat’ utility.


       The color codes are case-insensitive.  The following color codes can be
       chosen as fore- or background colors:

              0 or N - Normal (standard text)

              1 or W - White

              2 or R - Red

              3 or G - Green

              4 or Y - Yellow

              5 or B - Blue

              6 or M - Magenta

              7 or C - Cyan

              8 or K - Black


       Cadubi  uses  escape  sequences for things like color. These may differ
       from system to system. This means that the file generated by cadubi may
       trash  your  console when viewed with for example cat.  It is generally
       safe to use the files  on  the  same  type  of  console  as  they  were
       generated on.


       Cadubi  was created and is currently being maintained by Ian Langworth.
       Please send all questions, comments,  hate  mail  and  bug  reports  to
       cadubi@logicallemon.  com


       The "Keyboard and Console HOWTO" and the "Text Terminal HOWTO" from the
       Linuxdoc project ( Both are  available  in  a  Debian
       GNU/Linux   system   by   installing   the  doc-linux-text  package  at
       /usr/share/doc/HOWTO/en-txt/Keyboard-and-Console-HOWTO.gz           and
       /usr/share/doc/HOWTO/en-txt/Text-Terminal-HOWTO.gz respectively.

       This  man  page was copy-pasted from other documentation by Abel Daniel
       (abli@mai for the Debian GNU/Linux distributions, but  can  be
       used by others.