c - genericised soft drink generator (ie coffee, coke etc)
c [-s[number]] [-m[type]] [-e] [-i] [-T] [-S amount]
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.
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
If this option is specified with no parameter, the
default is one.
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
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
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
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.
Specify a drink other than coffee. Use of other
options is not recommended; the behaviour is
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.
Nick Williams, New College, Oxford University.
GNU Drink Utilities May 27, 1997 C(1)
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