katoob(1) A Gtk2 light weight multilingual BiDi aware text editor.


katoob [options] files...


This manual page documents briefly the katoob commands.

katoob is a light weight, multi lingual, BiDi aware text editor. It supports opening and saving files in multiple encodings. The main support was for Arabic language but more languages are currently supported.


This program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below.
-h, --help
Show summary of options.
-v, --version
Show version of program.
-u, --usage
Display brief usage message.
Read input from the standard input.
Specifies the files to be opened. Multiple files are supported but they should be separated by spaces, Reading from pipes is also supported by using a dash "-". If no files specified, Katoob'll start with an empty document.


User's configuration files directory
Main configuration file
Recent files list
Global program directory


Opening multiple files:
katoob foo.txt bar.text zot
Opening a file called foo and the output of cat:
cat bar | katoob foo -
Reading from a pipe:
ls | katoob -
Reading from multiple pipes:
katoob - -

Here katoob'll try to read from the standard input 2 times. To close the standard input you should press CTRL-D For each dash passed, Katoob'll reopen the standard input and read from it.


Something like cat foo | katoob - - "should read cat output and then wait for the user input and open each one in a separate document" is not supported.


katoob was written by Mohammed Sameer.


Bugs should be reported at http://bugzilla.arabeyes.org/ or the Arabeyes.org developer mailing list [email protected]