9v, save, flip - copy picture files to and from screen
fb/9v [ -mMq ] [ -w x0 y0 x1 y1 ] [ -c cenx ceny ] [ input ]
fb/flip [ -r fps ] [ -p ] p1 p2 ...
9v displays its argument picture file (default standard input) in a new
window in the middle of an 8 screen. In addition to the native pic-
file(9.6) format, it tries to read images of many foreign encodings.
(It guesses which encoding based on the file's name, recognizing suf-
fixes .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, .ega, .face, .pcx, .sgi, .tga, .tif, .tiff,
.rle, and .xbm. For a program that guesses based on the file's con-
tents, see cvt2pic(9.1).) On an 8-bit display, it loads an 8-bit
image's color map if it contains one. Otherwise (if the display is
fewer than 8 bits per pixel, or the image is not 8-bit color-mapped) it
computes the image's luminance, dithered appropriately for the avail-
able grey shades.
In the 9v window button 1 displays pixel coordinates and values at the
top of the window and button 3 pops up a menu. The fix cmap menu item
reloads the color map, in the event that some other program has stepped
on it. The exit button exits after confirmation.
The -c flag specifies the window's center coordinates, overriding the
default. The -w flag specifies the window's minimum and maximum x and
y coordinates. Flag -m suppresses default loading the color map of
images containing one. -M causes 9v to load an image's color map and
exit immediately. -q makes 9v exit on receiving any mouse or keyboard
Save writes a picture file containing its window (or screen if 8 is not
running) onto its standard output.
Flip displays many picture files in sequence in a loop. The pictures
must be the same size, and must fit in memory. The pictures are all
loaded into main memory and then sent to the display as required using
wrbitmap (see balloc(2)), so the machine running flip can be remote; a
CPU server can be used if there are many large frames. The -r option
sets the display rate in frames per second. By default flip displays
as fast as it can: about 15 frames per second for a small picture on a
Magnum. The -p flag causes a one-second pause at the end of the loop.
9v guesses the format of foreign images by looking at the filename, not