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Catpoint is a simple viewer of text files written in curses. Further documentation comes in a series of slides. Just do:

$ make && ./catpoint showoff/*.txt


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How to easily create a presentation for catpoint from some md file is then:

% cat | md2point
% catpoint *.txt

This will greatly speed up your productivity.


catpoint file.txt


In 2017 I simply took over catpoint and relicensed it under GPLv3 to protect it against military and villain Open Source customers. If the original author does not like this, contact me at my email address and will find a solution.


Send them to

Christoph Lohmann <>

Have fun!