colrdx man page

colrdx — hamradio dx-cluster client with ncurses color support

Synopsis

colrdx [options] <host> [port]

At least one argument is needed, which is the host to connect to. The default port is 8000 when no portnumber is used.

Description

Colrdx is a simple client for amateur radio dx-clusters. In a split-screen display you can type commands for the cluster in the bottom part. Messages from the dx-cluster will appear in the main window. There is also a status line at the top with some basic information.

Options

Colrdx needs a callsign in order to be able to login to the cluster.

-c callsign

Send 'callsign' when connected (required).

-h

Display help and exit

-n

Start colrdx in black and white, even if terminal has color support.

-v

Display version and exit

Line Editing Commands

Ctrl-A

Goto beginning of line.

Ctrl-B and Left arrow

Go one character backward.

Ctrl-D

Delete character under cursor.

Ctrl-E

Goto end of line.

Ctrl-F and Right arrow

Go one character forward.

Ctrl-K

Kill from cursor to end of line (and store to kill buffer).

Ctrl-L

Repaints the whole screen.

Ctrl-N and Down arrow

Scroll Down.

Ctrl-P and Up arrow

Scroll Up.

Ctrl-R

Reprint current line.

Ctrl-U

Delete current line in total.

Ctrl-W

Erase last word.

Ctrl-Y

Yank kill buffer.

The scroll buffer can be browsed with arrow keys Up and Down (or Ctrl-P  and Ctrl-N), PageUp, PageDown, Home and End keys.

Files

If ~/.colrdxrc exists, it is sent to the server after logging in.  Handy for automatically sending commands.

Author

Colrdx was written by Joop Stakenborg <pg4i@amsat.org>. Most of the code was taken from colrconv, written by Tomi Manninen, OH2BNS. It is based on the public domain program ttylink by Dave Perry, VA3DP.