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gtypist - a typing tutor with lessons for different keyboards and languages


gtypist [ options... ] [ script-file ]


`gtypist' is a typing tutor with several lessons for different keyboards and languages.
New lessons can be written by the user easily.


-b --personal-best
track personal best typing speeds

-e % --max-error=%
default maximum error percentage (default 3.0); valid values are between 0.0 and

-n --notimer
turn off WPM timer in drills

-t --term-cursor
use the terminal's hardware cursor

-f P --curs-flash=P
cursor flash period P*.1 sec (default 10); valid values are between 0 and 512; this
is ignored if -t is specified

-c F,B --colours=F,B
set initial display colours where available

-s --silent
don't beep on errors

-q --quiet
same as -s, --silent

-l L --start-label=L
start the lesson at label 'L'

-w --word-processor try to mimic word processors

-k --no-skip
forbid the user to skip exercises

-i --show-errors
highlight errors with reverse video

-h --help
print this message

-v --version
output version information and exit

-S --always-sure
do not ask confirmation questions

--banner-colors=F,B,P,V set top banner colours (background, foreground,
package and version respectively)

set scoring mode (words per minute or characters per minute)

If not supplied, script-file defaults to '/usr/local/share/gtypist/gtypist.typ'. The path
$GTYPIST_PATH is searched for script files.


To run the default lesson in english `gtypist.typ':


To run the lesson in spanish:

gtypist esp.typ

To instruct gtypist to look for lesson `bar.typ' in a non standard directory:

GTYPIST_PATH="/home/foo" gtypist bar.typ

To run the lesson in the file `test.typ' of directory `temp', starting at label
`TEST1', using the terminal's cursor, and run silently:

gtypist -t -q -l TEST1 /temp/test.typ

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