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       deal - bridge hand generator


       deal  [ -ltv ] [ -e expr ] [ -i condition file ] [ -I format ] [ -s seed ] [ -[NSEW] hand-
       spec ] [ count ]


       deal is a program to generate bridge hands.


       -l     Write deals in a "single-line" format.

       -t     Print distribution table and exit.  The distribution table is an  ordered  list  of
              all possible hand patterns for a single hand.

       -v     Be verbose, print sample count.

       -e expr
              Evaluate the Tcl expression expr.

       -i condition file
              File  that  defines  the hand type to generate or the output format.  (Can be given
              multiple times.)

       -I format
              Read  hands  from  stdin.   Formats  available  are:  ddline,  giblib,  line,  pbn,
              smartstack.   You  might  deal,  say, 10,000 hands which satisfy specific criteria,
              saving them to a file.  Then you can use that output for input with deal -I to find
              out which hands satisfy other constraints.

       -s seed
              Initialize random generator with seed.

       -[NSEW] hand-spec
              Specifies  the  cards  held  by  the specified hand. The hand-spec should be of the
              form: "AK8532 - KQ72 A65". Voids must be represented with a '-'  character.   hand-
              spec should be one argument, so the string should be quoted on the command line.

       count  Number of hands to generate, default is 10.


       /usr/share/doc/deal/html, /usr/share/deal.


       deal was written by Thomas Andrews <>.

       This  manual page was written by Christoph Berg <>, for the Debian project (but
       may be used by others).

                                         January 1, 2005                                  DEAL(6)