gtypist(1) a typing tutor with lessons for different keyboards and languages


gtypist [ ,options/... ] [ ,script-file /]


`gtypist' is a typing tutor with several lessons for different keyboards and languages. New lessons can be written by the user easily.


-b --personal-best
track personal best typing speeds
-e % --max-error=%
default maximum error percentage (default 3.0); valid values are between 0.0 and 100.0
-n --notimer
turn off WPM timer in drills
-t --term-cursor
use the terminal's hardware cursor
-f P --curs-flash=,P/
cursor flash period P*.1 sec (default 10); valid values are between 0 and 512; this is ignored if -t is specified
-c F,B --colours=,F/,B
set initial display colours where available
-s --silent
don't beep on errors
-q --quiet
same as -s, --silent
-l L --start-label=,L/
start the lesson at label 'L'
-w --word-processor try to mimic word processors
-k --no-skip
forbid the user to skip exercises
-i --show-errors
highlight errors with reverse video
-h --help
print this message
-v --version
output version information and exit
-S --always-sure
do not ask confirmation questions
--banner-colors=,F/,B,P,V set top banner colours (background, foreground,
package and version respectively)
set scoring mode (words per minute or characters per minute)

If not supplied, script-file defaults to '/usr/local/share/gtypist/gtypist.typ'. The path $GTYPIST_PATH is searched for script files.


To run the default lesson in english `gtypist.typ':
To run the lesson in spanish:
gtypist esp.typ
To instruct gtypist to look for lesson `bar.typ' in a non standard directory:
GTYPIST_PATH="/home/foo" gtypist bar.typ
To run the lesson in the file `test.typ' of directory `temp', starting at label `TEST1', using the terminal's cursor, and run silently:
gtypist -t -q -l TEST1 /temp/test.typ


Written by Simon Baldwin


Report bugs to [email protected]


Copyright © 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 Simon Baldwin.
Copyright © 2003, 2004, 2008, 2011 GNU Typist Development Team. This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details please see the file 'COPYING' supplied with the source code.
This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions; again, see 'COPYING' for details. This program is released under the GNU General Public License.