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gomoku - game of 5 in a row
gomoku [-bcdu] [-D debugfile] [inputfile]
gomoku is a two player game where the object is to get 5 in a row
horizontally, vertically or diagonally on a 19 by 19 grid. By
convention, black always moves first. With no arguments, gomoku will
display a playing board and prompt for moves from the user. Valid moves
are a letter for the column and a number for the row of an empty board
location. Entering ‘‘quit" or ‘‘resign" will end the game. You can save
the current state of the game by entering ‘‘save" and supplying a file
name when prompted. The optional file inputfile can be used to restore a
The options are:
-b This option sets background mode. Input moves are read from
standard input, the computer picks a move, and prints it to
standard output. The first input line should be either ‘‘black"
or ‘‘white" to specify whether gomoku has the first move or not
respectively. This option was intended for game tournaments
where a referee program handles the board display and pits one
program against another.
-c Computer versus computer. gomoku will play a game against
itself. This is mostly used for testing.
-d Print debugging information. Repeating this option more than
once yields more detailed information.
Print the debug information to debugfile instead of to the
-u User versus user. This is mostly used for testing.
The board display routines were based on the goref program written by