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FACE(6)								       FACE(6)

       face - face files

       The  directories	 /usr/$user/lib/face and /lib/face contain a hierarchy
       of images of people.  In those directories are subdirectories named  by
       the  sizes  of the corresponding image files: 48x48x1 (48 by 48 pixels,
       one bit per pixel); 48x48x2 (48 by  48  pixels,	two  (grey)  bits  per
       pixel);	48x48x4 (48 by 48 pixels, four (grey) bits per pixel); 48x48x8
       (48 by 48 pixels, eight (color-mapped) bits per pixel); 512x512x8  (512
       by 512 pixels, eight (color-mapped) bits per pixel); 512x512x24 (512 by
       512 pixels, twenty-four bits per pixel (3 times	8  bits	 per  color)).
       The  large  files  serve	 no special purpose; they are stored as images
       (see image(6)).	The small files are the `icons'	  displayed  by	 faces
       and  seemail  (see  faces(1));  for depths less than 4, their format is

       One- and two-bit deep icons are stored as text, one line of the file to
       one  scan line of display.  Each line is divided into 8-bit, 16-bit, or
       32-bit big-endian words, stored as a list of comma-separated  hexadeci‐
       mal C constants, such as:

	      0x9200, 0x1bb0, 0x003e,

       This  odd  format is historical and the programs that read it are some‐
       what forgiving about blanks and the need for commas.

       The files lib/face/*/.dict  hold	 a  correspondence  between  users  at
       machines and face files.	 The format is

	      machine/user directory/file.ver

       The  machine is the domain name of the machine sending the message, and
       user the name of the user sending it,  as  recorded  in	/sys/log/mail.
       The  directory  is  a  further subdirectory of (say) /lib/face/48x48x1,
       named by a single letter corresponding to the first  character  of  the
       user names.  The file is the name of the file, typically but not always
       the user name, and ver is a number to distinguish different images, for
       example to distinguish the image for Bill Gates from the image for Bill
       Joy, both of which might otherwise be called b/bill.  For example, Bill
       Gates might be represented by the line

	      microsoft.com/bill b/bill.1

       If  multiple entries exist for a user in the various .dict files, faces
       chooses the highest pixel size less than or equal to that of  the  dis‐
       play on which it is running.

       Finally,	 or rather firstly, the file /lib/face/.machinelist contains a
       list of machine/domain pairs, one per line, to map  any	of  a  set  of
       machines	 to  a	single domain name to be looked up in the .dict files.
       The machine name may be a regular expression, so for example the entry

	      .*research\.bell-labs\.com    astro

       maps any of the machines in Bell Labs Research into the shorthand  name
       astro, which then appears as a domain name in the .dict files.

       mail(1), tweak(1), image(6)

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