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README

Stutter 0.3
2007/01/22

Introduction:
	Stutter is modular communications platform.  Currently it has an IRC
	module and a unix curses and windows frontend.

	A lot has changed since v0.2 (again mostly backend type stuff).  There
	are now 2 working frontends (but still only the IRC module).  Colours
	are now supported but the frontends are not yet dynamically
	configurable (but they are closer to being so).

Compiling & Installing:
	Stutter has a number of compiled in default values and settings that
	can be changed by overriding them in config.cfg.  All the available
	values are listed in the defaults.cfg files (one for each module,
	one for the frontends, and a global one).  Do not edit the defaults.cfg
	files directly.  The frontend and modules to compile in can be selected
	by modifying config.mk.  Once all the desired options and
	configurations have been done, just make the binary with:

	make

	There is no install.  Only one binary (bin/stutter for the curses
	frontend and bin/winstutter for the windows frontend) is produced.

Using:
	When the program first starts, it will attempt to read the dotfile
	(~/.stutterrc for unix and stutterrc in the working dir for windows)
	and evaluate each line as a command just as is done in the source
	command.  See the listing of commands for details.

Base Module Commands:
	alias <name> <command>
	Creates a new command alias with the <name>.  When the new command
	is evaluated, the arguments are appended to <command> and the
	resulting command line is evaluated.

	bind <key> <command>
	Creates a new key binding where the given key sequence is bound to
	the given command.  The key is a sequence of characters where the
	combination ^X where X is a letter is converted to the corresponding
	control code, \X where X is an escape character is converted to the
	appropriate character code, and variable references are expanded.

	clear
	Clears the output of the current window.

	clearline
	Clears the input line.  (Note: this command is intended to be bound
	to a key).

	echo <string>
	Outputs <string> to the current window.

	exec [-o] <command>
	Executes <command> as a unix command and prints the output of the
	command to the current window.  If the -o option is specified, the
	output is sent to the base.exec_output signal.  (Note: the IRC module
	is connected to this signal and sends the output to the current IRC
	channel.)

	expand <string>
	Converts variable references in <string> and then evaluates the
	resulting string as if it were a command.

	get <name>
	Looks up the variable with <name>, stringifies the value using the
	variable's type stringify function and prints the string to the
	current window.

	next
	Selects the next window.

	parse
	Reads the contents of the input line and evaluates it as a command.
	(Note: this command is intended to be bound to a key such as <enter>).

	previous
	Selects the previous window.

	quit [<message>]
	Quits the program with <message> emitted to the fe.quit signal.
	(Note: the IRC module has a handler that shutsdown all server
	connections and sends <message> as the quit message).

	redirect <signal> <none|current|this>
	Adds a signal handler to <signal> that causes the string sent in a
	signal to be be printed to a window.  If the window target is "none",
	any signal handlers for that signal are removed.  If the target is
	"current" then a handler that always outputs to the current window is
	added.  If the target is "this" then the window currently select will
	always received the message.  DANGER: this command can mess things up
	if not used properly.

	remove <name>
	Removes the variable <name> unless the variable is not removable.

	scroll <number>
	Scrolls the current window by the given number of lines.  If the number
	is positive, the window is scrolled upwards.  If the number is negative
	the window is scrolled downwards.

	select <id>
	Selects the window with the <id>.

	set [-<type>] <name> <value>
	Sets the value of the variable <name> to <value>.  If type is not
	specified then the type of the variable is used.  If the variable does
	not exist, a type must be specified.  <value> is sent to the type's
	create function as a string.

	source <filename>
	Read the file <filename> and interprete each line as a command.
	All characters between a '#' character and the end of the line are
	removed before the command is evaluated.

	unbind <key>
	Unbind the key sequence <key>.

Base Module Default Key Bindings:
	'\n' - parse
	'^C' - quit
	'^X' - next
	'^Q' - previous
	'^U' - clearline
	'^P' - scroll 1
	'^Y' - scroll -1

IRC Module Commands:
	complete
	Attempts to complete the name partially typed in the input field by
	looking at the names of the users in the current IRC channel.  If the
	partial name starts at the beginning of the input field, when the name
	is completed it will have a ': ' added to the end.  Otherwise a ' ' is
	added to the end of the name.  If the character at the end of the line
	is a ' ', then the previous word is taken as a complete name and is
	replaced by the next user listed alphabetically.  (Note: this command
	is intended to be bound to a key).

	ctcp <nick> <ctcp>
	Sends the user <nick> the <ctcp> message.

	disconnect [<message>]
	Disconnects from the current server using the optional <message> as the
	quit message.

	endquery [<nick>]
	Closes the query window with the user <nick>.

	join <channel>
	Joins <channel> creating a new channel window for it and making that
	window current.

	kick <channel> <nick> [<message>]
	Kicks the user <nick> from <channel> with the optional <message> as the
	given as the reason.

	leave [<channel>]
	Leaves <channel> (or the current channel if not channel name is given)
	and destroy the window used by that channel.

	me <message>
	Sends the ctcp action message with <message> as the body to the current
	channel.

	mode <channel> <modes>
	Attempts to set the mode of <channel> to the modes specified in <modes>

	msg <nick> <message>
	Sends the private message <message> to <nick>.

	names [<channel>]
	Prints the names of the people in <channel> (or the current channel if
	no channel name is given).

	nick <newnick>
	Attempts to set your nick to <newnick>.

	notice <nick> <message>
	Sends a notice <message> to <nick>.

	part [<channel>]
	See the leave command.

	ping <nick>
	Sends a ping request to <nick>.

	query <nick>
	Opens a query window to <nick>.

	reconnect
	Attempts to reconnect to the current server.

	say <message>
	Sends <message> to the current channel.

	server <server> [<port>]
	Attempts to connect to <server>:<port> (where <port> is assumed to be
	6667 if it is not given).

	topic <channel> [<topic>|none]
	Prints the topic of <channel> if no topic is given or sets the topic
	of <channel> to <topic>.  If "none" is given as the topic then the
	topic is removed.

	whois <nick>
	Sends a whois request for <nick> to the server.

	whowas <nick>
	Sends a whowas request for <nick> to the server.

IRC Module Default Key Bindings:
	'\t' - complete

Colours:
	The colours can be changed by settings the colour variables which
	have names such as fe.theme.status.  Aliases are defined by default
	to make the process easier.

	getcolour <name>
	Prints the current colour of the theme tag <name>.  This is an alias
	for 'get fe.theme.'

	setcolour <name> <colour>
	Sets the colour of the theme tag <name> to <colour>.  This is an alias
	for 'set fe.theme.'.  The colour can be an RGB colour in the form
	#RRGGBB where RR, GG, and BB are hex numbers.  Thus the colour white
	is specified as #FFFFFF (case is insensitive).  The colour can also
	be a decimal number 0-15 corresponding to the IRC colour mappings or
	a colour name from the following list: white, black, blue, green, red,
	cyan, magenta, yellow, bright yellow, bright green, bright cyan,
	bright red, bright blue, grey, bright white.

	The following theme tags are defined by default: error, status,
	bracket, channel, default, message, nick, server, statusbar,
	timestamp, topic.

	The variables fe.fg and fe.bg can also be changed to change the
	foreground and background colours respectively.


This package is Copyrighted (C) 2005 Scott McFarland and licensed
under the GPL (see LICENSE and COPYRIGHT)