fbless(1) console fb2 reader


fbless { book.fb2 | book.fb2.{zip | gz | bz2} }


Fbless creates full-size ncurses window, with content of book displayed and only piece of user interface is statusbar at bottom. Interactrion with program is invisible, in vim style, using following default keys:

scroll one line up Down,j
scroll one line down PgUp
scroll one page up Space,PgDown
scroll one page down Home,g
scroll to the beginning of file End
scroll to the end of file 5,G
move to position in file (you will be interactively asked for percents value in range from 0 to 100, where 0 is the beginning of file and 100 is the end of file) Tab
move pointer on the next link Enter,Right
follow link under pointer Left, h
return back Backspace, l
re-follow last link a
toggle auto-scroll mode f
enable fifo-style scrolling +,-
increase/decrease autoscroll interval (1sec granuality) /
search for regular expression n
go to the next search result s
toggle statusbar q

fbless saves position in file on quit, and restores it next time you open same file, unless you move it in the meantime.


file to store last viewed positions in books
~/.fblessrc, $XDG_BASE_DIR/fbless/fblessrc
configuration file, creating and editing it allows customize colors, keybindings and some other options. Default one in installed under /usr/share/doc/fbless


This manual page was written by Dmitry Bogatov for Debian project, but can be used by others under terms of GPLv2+ license.


Con Radchenko.