Barefoot – cli screenplays – fountain converter

Barefoot is a tiny utility that converts .fountain screenplay files to formatted, plain text screenplays, ready for printing to paper or PDF, all from a Unix shell.

Barefoot is an application that runs in a Unix shell; in other words, there is no graphical user interface.

The utility is released under an open source license. Linux or Unix (BSD, Illumos) are supported.

Developer: Klaatu
License: GNU General Public License version 3 or any later version

The developer is a technology journalist, hacker, and podcaster specializing in multimedia production on Linux systems. His real name is Seth Kenlon. He hosts GNU World Order, a weekly podcast. Read our review of the podcast and other Linux-related podcasts.


Barefoot is written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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