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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)