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eboard - a graphical chess board
eboard [-log] [-debug] [-dgtport device ]
This manual page briefly describes the eboard command.
eboard is a graphical chess board. It acts as an interface to chess
engines (like GNU Chess, Sjeng and Crafty) and Internet Chess Servers
(ICS) like FICS (http://www.freechess.org), and works as a browser for
chess games saved as PGN (Portable Game Notation) files. eboard itself
is not a chess engine: it won’t play games, it will just act as a
graphical interface between programs that play games like GNU chess (or
ICS servers) and the end-user.
To move pieces click on the source square and then click to destination
square. Optionally, you may drag the piece from the source to the
destination square (you won’t see the piece being dragged). To drop
pieces on crazyhouse and bughouse variants (ICS-only) right-click the
destination square and select the piece to drop from the popup menu.
For help with ICS commands consult the server (most of them have online
help and help channels).
For help setting up associated programs (chess engines, timestamping,
etc.) see the documentation in /usr/share/doc/eboard or visit the
eboard web site at http://eboard.sourceforge.net. If the documentation
is not installed in your system, you can find it in the source
distribution, available from the web site.
-log Log network communications to "~/LOG.eboard". Communications
held in password mode are not logged.
-debug Print miscellaneous debug info to "~/DEBUG.eboard".
Use the DGT board connected to the given device.
eboard is being developed by Felipe Bergo. This manual page was written
by Felipe Bergo <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Daniel Burrows
January 22, 2007 EBOARD(6)