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pw - Pathetic Writer
siag [X-options] [siod-options] [filename...]
PW is an X-based word processor for Unix. It uses Scheme both
for expressions and as a macro language, which makes it easy to create
new functions. The Scheme interpreter is SIOD written by George Carrette.
PW stands for Pathetic Writer.
- See on-line
- See on-line documentation.
the name of the user’s home directory.
- is the name of the default
- is the name of Siag’s online help browser,
normally Netscape although any HTML browser can be used.
- is the
name of Siag’s "home" directory, normally /usr/local/lib/siag.
the name of the directory where the online documentation is installed.
On-line documentation, which contains more
complete information about the invocation and usage of PW.
- is automatically read on startup and contains a
runtime library including many of the functions that are necessary for
normal operation. PW will not work properly without this file.
- is also read on startup and contains the code to set up menus. Failure to
load this file will result in all the menus being empty.
- contains optional Scheme code which should be loaded after siag.scm but
before any documents.
error messages come from SIOD and are printed on the bottom line. See SIOD
source and documentation for interpretation.
PW can read and
write several file formats (see on-line documentation for details), but
the proprietary Microsoft Word format only supported through external converters
such as WV or catdoc.
Handles out of memory conditions ungracefully.
Current version (21 March 2000) is PW 3.3.0 by Ulric Eriksson,
The online documentation is probably more recent than this
manpage and is likely to contain more accurate information.
(C) 1996-2000 Ulric Eriksson
This program is free software; you can redistribute
it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as
published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your
option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that
it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty
of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General
Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the
GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the
Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307,
Major parts of this program are written by people
other than myself. There is no reason to re-implement stuff that is already
For copyright information and installation instructions,
see the various packages. The sources are hacked by Yours Truly to give
the programs a uniform look. If you don’t approve of that and/or already
have the programs installed, there is no need to install my versions.
are not the original versions. If my modifications break anything, complain
to me about it, not the original authors. If the original versions work
and mine don’t, then don’t use mine.
- The embedded Scheme interpreter
is an extremely small interpreter called Siod, which can be used stand-alone
or easily integrated into a program as an extension language.
J. Carrette, firstname.lastname@example.org
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