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filterm - filter terminal input and/or output




Execute the specified COMMAND (default is the shell), filtering terminal input and/or

It can help e.g. when our terminal is unable to display non-ASCII characters or to enter
them from the keyboard. It also makes writing various terminal filters easier.

INPUT and OUTPUT are names of konwert's filters - they are passed as the first argument to
the konwert(1) program. filterm - OUTPUT filters only output, and filterm INPUT - only

The command - executes the shell as a login shell.

It differs from konwert INPUT | COMMAND | konwert OUTPUT in that the command is executed
on a pseudo-terminal, so full-screen programs work correctly.

The filters have to output the characters as soon as they receive all necessary input,
without buffering. trs(1) scripts are OK, but sed(1) or awk(1) or tr(1) scripts are not.
In C you may use read(), getchar(), fread(), and write(), but putchar() and fwrite() only
together with fflush(stdout). In C++: cin.get(), cout.put(), and cout <<. In perl:
sysread, getc, read, and syswrite, but print only with $| = 1.

The input filter will have set the environment variable FILTERM=in, and the output one -
FILTERM=out. This way some filters can slightly alter their behaviour when working for

--help display help and exit

--version output version information and exit


See konwert(1). Additionally the following konwert's filters are designed only for

tyldy (input)
Polish ~a~c~e~l~n~o~s~x~z

lewyap (input)
Polish `a`c`e`l`n`o`s`x`z

boldpl (output)
ASCII with Polish letters shown as bold.

pinectrlchars (output)
Replaces the characters 128..159 shown by the Pine (or another program) as ^À..^ß
back to the real 128..159.

512bold (output)
Changes the mapping of colors in 512-character mode, which restricts the number of
colors to eight. The palette is dynamically changed to contain the eight most
recently used colors. When more colors are used at once, some of them display

512bold1 (output)
Changes the mapping of colors in 512-character mode. Instead of ignoring the
intensity, the following colors are available: black, red, green, white, blue,
light magenta, light cyan, light gray; others are substitutied with approximations.
This gives better effect, allowing to show the intensity, with the side-effect of
belying the hue of some colors.

kbdmacros (input)
Keyboard macros. A sequence of keys can be recorded with Esc Ctrl-A SEQUENCE Esc
Ctrl-E SHORTCUT - after which, if you press the SHORTCUT, the SEQUENCE will be
generated instead. Later such assignment can be deleted with Esc Ctrl-A Esc Ctrl-E
SHORTCUT Esc Ctrl-E. Instead of Esc Ctrl- you often may press Ctrl-Alt-. The
defined shortcuts, together with the above redefinable key combinations used to
define them, are stored in the ~/.kbdmacros file. Note: when you redefine a
sequence, all its prefixes will not be passed through immediately, but wait until
it can be unambiguously told which sequence was actually input. This includes
escape sequences representing some extended keys.

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