C(1)                                                         C(1)



NAME
       c - genericised soft drink generator (ie coffee, coke etc)

SYNOPSIS
       c [-s[number]]  [-m[type]]  [-e]  [-i]  [-T]  [-S  amount]
       [--other=drink]

DESCRIPTION
       This  manual page documents the  GNU  version  of c.  c is
       a genericised  soft  drinks  engine  designed to provide a
       stream  of  the  desired  beverage on the standard output.
       By  default, c makes coffee,  white, no sugar.  This is  a
       historical  choice based on the authors preferences.  This
       behaviour is controlled  by the options,  and a wide range
       of other drinks  are possible.  Please  note that  not all
       combinations make sense,  in taste terms, but that parsing
       by  c extends only to syntax. Experiment at your own risk.

OPTIONS
       -s[number]
              Specifies the  number of sugars  desired.  If  this
              option is omitted, none will be included.

              Excessively large values will  result in unpleasant
              side effects,  including  rotting  teeth and excess
              weight.

              If  this option is specified with no parameter, the
              default is one.

       -m[type]
              Determines  whether milk will  be used or not.  The
              default  corresponds  to  the specification 'cold'.
              cold - Normal, cold milk

              hot Normal, hot milk

              frth Frothed milk (see -e option for cappucino)

              none No milk. Recommended  for  those  who  have  a
              deadline.

              goat Use your imagination.


       -e     Espresso  option.  High  pressure  steam  is forced
              through fine ground dark beans for a stronger brew;
              careful  use of the -S  option  is advised to avoid
              shaky hands and heart palpitations (see BUGS).

       -i     Iced coffee. Self explanatory really...

       -T     Turkish coffee.  The only  type of  coffee that  is
              boiled deliberately.  -s2  or more  recommended  to
              avoid grimaces.

       -S[amount]
              Size  of the virtual 'mug'  to be filled. The scale
              used is  fairly  arbitrary,  but should cover  most
              cases...  1 thimbleful

              2 espresso cup

              3 cafe-style coffee cup

              4 office mug

              5 sysadmin mug

              6 bucket

              Use of -S 6 is contraindicated  for use with  n(1),
              due to possible  damage  to t he  nasal  membranes,
              and risk  of drowning.  The default is 4; unless  a
              beta  version  of   the  OS  is installed, when the
              default is 5.  If the beta is of Digital UNIX, 6 is
              the default; you'll need it.

       --other=drink
              Specify  a drink other  than coffee.  Use  of other
              options  is   not  recommended;  the  behaviour  is
              unspecified!

BUGS
       Caffeine overdose can result by inadvised combinations  of
       options (ie -e  and large  values for -S).  If you  suffer
       >from   increased  heart rate,  visual disturbance,  shak­
       ing hands,  shortness  of  breath,  it is  suggested  that
       you discontinue  use.   A -d (decaf) option  was  included
       in previous versions,  but was  removed  after  a  threat­
       ened  litigation  arising  from an  unfortunate  practical
       joke involving misuse.

SEE ALSO
       n(1)

AUTHOR
       Nick   Williams,   New   College,    Oxford    University.
       nickw@iname.com.



GNU Drink Utilities        May 27, 1997                      C(1)

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