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       LilyTerm - A light and easy-to-use terminal emulator for X.

       lilyterm [-? | -h | --help] [-T TITLE | --title TITLE] [-t NUMBER |
		--tab NUMBER] [-n TAB NAMES | --tab_names TAB NAMES] [-d
		DIRECTORY | --directory DIRECTORY] [-g GEOMETRY | --geometry
		GEOMETRY] [-l | -ls | --login] [-ut] [-H | --hold] [-s |
		--separate] [-j | --join] [-p | --profile] [-u PROFILE |
		--user_profile PROFILE] [-v | --version] [-e COMMAND | -x COM
		MAND | --execute COMMAND]

       LilyTerm is a terminal emulator for the X Window System, based on the
       libvte library, and aims to be fast and lightweight.

       -? | -h | --help
	   Display a brief help message.

       -T TITLE | --title TITLE
	   Specify the window title.

       -t NUMBER | --tab NUMBER
	   Open multi tabs when starting up.

       -n TAB NAMES | --tab_names TAB NAMES
	   Specify the tab names, separate with <Space>.

       -d DIRECTORY | --directory DIRECTORY
	   Specify the init directory when starting up.

       -g GEOMETRY | --geometry GEOMETRY
	   Specify the geometry of window when starting.
	   A reasonable example value is "80x24+0+0", witch means "width x
	   height {+-} xoffset {+-} yoffset" (without space).

       -l | -ls | --login
	   Make the shell invoked as a login shell.

	   Disable recording the session in lastlog, utmp and wtmp.

       -H | --hold
	   Hold the terminal window open when the command following -e/-x ter

       -s | --separate
	   Run in separate process.

       -j | --join
	   Integrate new created tabs to the last accessed window.
	   It may be useful for launching multi commands with LilyTerm in a
	   shell script.

       -p | --profile
	   Got a profile sample.

       -u PROFILE | --user_profile PROFILE
	   Use a specified profile.

       -v | --version
	   Show the version information.

       -e COMMAND | -x COMMAND | --execute COMMAND
	   Run a command when starting up. Must be the final option.

       The following key bindings may custom or disable by the right click
       menu [Set key binding].

       <Ctrl><> 	   Disable/Enable hyperlinks, function keys and right
			   click menu for temporary.

       <Ctrl><T>	   Add a New tab with current directory.

       <Ctrl><PgUp/PgDn>   Switch to Prev/Next tab.

       <Ctrl><Home/End>    Switch to First/Last tab.

       <Ctrl><[/]>	   Move current tab Forward/Backward.

       <Ctrl><Up/Down>	   Move current tab to First/Last.

       <Ctrl><F1~F12>	   Switch to 1st ~ 12th tab.

       <Ctrl><O>	   Select all the text in the Vte Terminal box.

       <Ctrl><+/-/Enter>   Increase/Decrease/Reset the font size of current

       <Alt><F11/Enter>    Switch between fullwindow/unfullwindow and
			   fullscreen/unfullscreen state.

       <Shift><Left/Right> Emulate a mouse Scroll Up/Down event on Vte Termi
			   nal box.

       <Shift><Up/Down>    Asks to scroll Up/Down 1 line on Vte Terminal box.

       <Shift><PgUp/PgDn>  Asks to scroll Up/Down on Vte Terminal box.

			   Copy the text to clipboard / Paste the text in

			   Copy the text to primary clipboard / Paste the text
			   in primary clipboard.
			   i.e. Emulate a middle button mouse click to
			   copy/paste the text.

       Some key bindings that disabled by default but maybe useful:

	      Close current tab.
	      Using <Ctrl><D> or exit to close tabs is recommended.

	      Open a new window with current directory.

	      Rename the current tab.

       /etc/xdg/lilyterm.conf	       System configure file

       ~/.config/lilyterm/default.conf Users profile.

       Use [Save settings] in the right click menu to save the current tabs
       settings as default to the specified profile.

       Display UTF-8 character under C locale

	   Execute the following command under LilyTerm:

	       bind "set convert-meta off"
	       bind "set output-meta on"

	   And use the right click menu to set the text encoding to "UTF-8".

       Launch LilyTerm under a chroot jail

	   Extract xauth info to a file (under X):

	       xauth extract /PathToChroot/tmp/display $DISPLAY

	   Mount the devpts device and /tmp (may not necessary) before chroot
	   into a chroot jail:

	       mount /dev/pts /PathToChroot/dev/pts -t devpts
	       mount -o bind /tmp /PathToChroot/tmp (may not necessary)

	   Merge the extracted xauth info and set the DISPLAY environ after
	   chroot into the chroot jail:

	       xauth merge /tmp/display
	       export DISPLAY=:0

	   Launch LilyTerm directly, or run it under Xnest/Xephyr:

	       xinit ~/.xinitrc -- /usr/bin/Xnest :1 -ac -geometry 800x600


	       xinit ~/.xinitrc -- /usr/bin/Xephyr :1 -ac -screen 800x600

       <Ctrl><S> and <Ctrl><Q> dont work under VIM:

	   Use the following command to turn off flow-Control under

	       stty raw


	       stty -ixon

       BSD Users:

	   Please mount the procfs before launch LilyTerm:

	       mount -t procfs procfs /proc

       TERM	      Sets what type of terminal attempts to emulate. Please
		      always set to "xterm" under LilyTerm.

       VTE_CJK_WIDTH  Controls the width of some ideographs should be "single
		      width (narrow)" or "double width (wide)" in a vte temi
		      This environment should be set before creating a vte
		      In LilyTerm, you may set the VTE_CJK_WIDTH of a new tab
		      to wide with right click menu New tab with specified
		      locale -> xx_XX.UTF-8 (Wide) or UTF-8 (Wide).

       PROMPT_COMMAND Customs the "Window Title" for shell.
		      The following is a reasonable example ~/.bashrc for

			  case $TERM in
				  PROMPT_COMMAND=echo -ne "\033]0;${HOST
			  NAME}: ${PWD}\007"

		      The following is a reasonable example ~/.cshrc for

			  switch ($TERM)
			      case "xterm*":
				  setenv TITLE "%{\033]0;%m: %~\007%}"

			  set prompt = "${TITLE}%# "

		      Please visit http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Xterm-Title.html for
		      more details.

       Lu, Chao-Ming (Tetralet) <tetralet@gmail.com>