valknut(1) Multi-platform direct connect client


valknut [OPTIONS]


Valknut is a program the uses the Direct Connect protocol. It is compatible with other DC clients, such as the original DC from Neomodus, DC++, and Shakespeer.

-c <directory>
Lets you specify the path where valknut should find its configuration files. Useful if you want to have multiple configurations, eg. for testing.
Displays how many themes/styles are available and exits.
is useful when you have compiled a debug version of valknut. If you want to produce a core file (for a bug report) you have to put this option when launching valknut.
Startup splash screen is not shown.
Theme support is turned off. Could be useful if buggy themes are making valknut crash.
The system tray icon is now controlled from the options dialog, but this option will enable it, ignoring the saved setting.
The system tray icon is now controlled from the options dialog, but this option will disable it, ignoring the saved setting. Useful if your window manager doesn't support tray icons.
Show the list of command line options and brief help on what they do.
--socketlog <param>
Outputs a log of socket data to the file dcsocket.log. Valid values for param are none, send, recv or both.
Starts the application in tray icon mode, meaning the main window will not be visible.
-v verboselevel 1
-vv verboselevel 2
With level 1 you can see every path on create sharelist and with level 2 you see every path and file.

Environment Variables:

If set, the HTTP proxy server to use for downloading public hub lists. Needs to be in the form http://<server>[:port]

Keyboard Shortcuts:

Set Away Mode -> Away
Open Users Window
Set Away Mode -> Normal
Open Options Window
Open Spy Window
Exit Program
Open Hub Search Window
Open Transfer List Drawer
Open Hub List Window

This manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the original program did not have a manual page.


This manual page was written by Pasi Savilaakso [email protected] for the Debian system (but may be used by others) with help of Andrew Greig. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.1 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts and no Back-Cover Texts.