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
effects, 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
-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.
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
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
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 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. email@example.com.
GNU Drink Utilities May 27, 1997 C(1)