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C(1)			    General Commands Manual			  C(1)

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

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

       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 ef-
	      fects,  including	 rotting  teeth	and excess weight.

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

	      Determines  whether milk will  be	used or	not.  The default cor-
	      responds 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 de-
	      liberately.  -s2	or more	 recommended  to avoid grimaces.

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

	      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  pos-
	      sible   damage   to t he	nasal  membranes,  and risk  of	drown-
	      ing.  The	default	is 4; unless a beta version of	the OS is  in-
	      stalled, 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 unspecified!

       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,  shaking 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  threatened
       litigation  arising  from an  unfortunate   practical   joke  involving


       Nick Williams, New College, Oxford University.

GNU Drink Utilities		 May 27, 1997				  C(1)


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