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       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
              (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.

              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
              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.  nickw@iname.com.

GNU Drink Utilities              May 27, 1997                             C(1)

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