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NAME

       alien-arena-server  -  wrapper  script  to run an Alien Arena dedicated
       server.

SYNOPSIS

       alien-arena-server [OPTIONS] [PARAMETERS]...
       Available options.
       [-h|--help]  [-q|--quiet]   [-s|--service]   [-k|--kill]   [-Q|--query]
       [-r|--rcon]

DESCRIPTION

       This manual page documents briefly the alien-arena-server command.

       alien-arena-server is a wrapper script used for running and maintaining
       Alien Arena dedicated servers. It calls other scripts (’launch-server’,
       ’kill-runaway-crded’,  ’svstat’,  and ’rcon’) depending on which option
       is chosen.  It also calls the ’crded’ binary itself if -q, --quiet,  or
       no option is used.

OPTIONS

       These  programs  follow  the  usual  GNU command line syntax, with long
       options starting with two  dashes  (‘-’).   A  summary  of  options  is
       included below.

       -h, --help
              Show summary of options.

       -q, --quiet
              Disable  console  output.  Only  used  when  calling the ’crded’
              binary itself.

       -s <configfile>, --service <configfile>
              Calls ’launch-server’, which  is  a  shell  script  designed  to
              emulate running crded as a persisant service under linux using a
              server configuration file <configfile>.
              /usr/share/games/alien-arena/arena/server.cfg  is   a   suitable
              <configfile> that is already installed with the alien-arena-data
              package. <configfile> can be specified  as  a  path  inside  the
              .alien-arena  directory  which  is  a directory inside your home
              directory  <$HOME/.alien-arena>.  <configfile>   can   also   be
              specified by its full path in this system.

       -k, --kill
              Calls  ’kill-runaway-crded’, which is a shell script to kill all
              dedicated server processes. Useful when  a  server  session  was
              started with -s or --service option.

       -Q, --query
              Calls  ’svstat’  which  is  a  ruby script that will query local
              servers and produce some nice output for server admins.

       -r  <server:port>  password   <commandstring>,   --rcon   <server:port>
       password <commandstring>
              Calls ’rcon’ which is a ruby script that sends rcon commands  to
              servers.  <server:port> is the IP address and port number of the
              server.   "password"   is   the   password   on   the    server.
              <commandstring> is any rcon commands to pass to the server.

PARAMETERS

       [PARAMETERS]  could  be  any parameter that can be passed to the script
       that will be called or the binary ’crded’. For example, when using  the
       -s or --service option, <configfile> is a parameter. Below is a list of
       the available parameters for each option.

       -s, --service [PARAMETERS]
              <configfile> - Any acceptable server configuration file such  as
              /usr/share/games/alien-arena/arena/server.cfg.

       -r, --rcon [PARAMETERS]
              <server:port> password <commandstring> - <server:port> is the IP
              address and  port  number  of  the  server.  "password"  is  the
              password  on the server. <commandstring> is any rcon commands to
              pass to the server.

       When calling the ’crded’ binary itself, any series of console codes can
       be  passed  to  it.  Alien  Arena  uses  Quake 2 based console codes. A
       listing       of       these       codes       can       be       found
       <http://console.planetquake.gamespy.com/commands/quake_2.html>. Most of
       the codes described at this webpage will work for Alien Arena.

AUTHOR

       See  the  copyright  </usr/share/doc/alien-arena-server/copyright>  for
       contributers to Alien Arena.

COPYRIGHT

       This  manual page was written by Andres Mejia <mcitadel@gmail.com>, for
       the Debian project (but may be used by others).

                                 June 14, 2007           ALIEN-ARENA-SERVER(6)