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       giftext  -  A program to dump (text only) general information about GIF


       giftext [-q] [-c] [-e] [-z] [-p] [-r] [-h] gif-file

       If no gif-file is given, GifText will try  to  read  a  GIF  file  from

       As  giftext can generate huge amounts of data, ^C will kill it, but ’q’
       will stop only the  printing  (of  one  of  -e,  -z,  -p),  while  file
       integrity will still be checked.




               Quiet  mode.   Defaults  off on MSDOS, on under UNIX.  Controls
              printout of running scan lines.  Use -q- to invert.

               Dumps the color maps.

               Dumps encoded bytes - the  pixels  after  compressed  using  LZ
              algorithm  and chained to form bytes.  This is the form the data
              is saved in the GIF file.  Dumps in hex - 2 digit per byte.

               Dumps the LZ codes of the image.  Dumps in hex - 3  digits  per
              code (as we are limited to 12 bits).

               Dumps  the  pixels  of  the  image.  Dumps in hex - 2 digit per
              pixel (<=byte).

               Dumps raw pixels as one byte per pixel.  This  option  inhibits
              all  other  options and only the pixels are dumped.  This option
              may be used to convert GIF files into raw data.  Note: the color
              map  can  be  extracted  by  gifclrmp utility.  If more than one
              image is included in the file, all  images  will  be  dumped  in

               Print one line of command line help, similar to Usage above.


       Gershon Elber

       Man  page  created by T.Gridel <>, originally written by
       Eric S. Raymond <>

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