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       colrconv - hamradio convers client with sound and ncurses color support


       colrconv [options] <host> [<service>]


       This manual page documents briefly the colrconv commands.

       This manual page was written  for  the  Debian  GNU/Linux  distribution
       because the original program does not have a manual page.

       Colrconv  is  a modified version of VA3DP’s ttylink client. In addition
       to the basic split screen session it gives you color and sound  support
       plus some line editing capabilities, a scroll buffer and a status line.
       Also the default service is changed to 3600 (convers).

       A new color is assigned to each user the first time he sends  text  and
       this  color is used when displaying any subsequent text from this user.
       Available colors are green, yellow, cyan, magenta, blue and red.  These
       are  used  twice,  the  second  time  with BOLD attribute on. After the
       colors run out they are used again.

       Bold red is reserved for special messages (starting with ***)  and  for
       private messages (eg. <*oh2bns*>: Hello!).

       Colrconv  plays  certain  sound  files  when  it receives text from the
       convers  bridge.   The  files   are:   (eg.,, and This feature is still
       a bit experimental and only works with older convers servers. Also  you
       have to make your own .au file. The rsynth package is good at this. See
       the readme for details. Sound files should go into /usr/lib/colrconv.


              Start colrconv in black and white, even if  terminal  has  color

       -c channel
              Connect to channel number ’channel’ at startup.

       -n name
              Send  a  ’/n name’ when connected. When -n is omitted the user’s
              login name is used.


       Ctrl-A Goto beginning of line.

       Ctrl-B and Left arrow
              Go one character backward.

       Ctrl-D Delete character under cursor.

       Ctrl-E Goto end of line.

       Ctrl-F and Right arrow
              Go one character forward.

       Ctrl-K Kill from cursor to end of line (and store to kill buffer).

       Ctrl-L Repaints the whole screen.

       Ctrl-N and Down arrow
              Scroll Down.

       Ctrl-P and Up arrow
              Scroll Up.

       Ctrl-R Reprint current line.

       Ctrl-U Delete current line in total.

       Ctrl-W Erase last word.

       Ctrl-Y Yank kill buffer.

       The scroll buffer can be browsed with arrow keys Up and Down (or Ctrl-P
       and Ctrl-N), PageUp, PageDown, Home and End keys.


       If  ~/.conversrc  exists,  it  is  sent to the server after logging in.
       Handy for automatically sending commands like /notify, /who, etc.




       This manual page was written by  Joop  Stakenborg  <>,
       for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).