GNU poke is a spartan program that tries to be as simple as possible by default, without fancy displays. Therefore, before exploring poke you may want to configure it minimally. This section contains a few recommendations in that respect.
First we must say that poke reads a per-user configuration from the ~/.pokerc file. See pokerc.
We recommend new users to set the following options:
.set endian little .set omode tree .set oacutoff 5 .set pretty-print yes
These options are explained later in this manual. See set command.