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       netris - networked version of tetris


       netris [-wFDSCHR] [-c host] [-p port] [-k keys] [-i sec] [-r robot] [-s seed]


       The  object  of the game Tetris is to fit the shapes together forming complete rows, which
       then vanish.  When the shapes fill up to the top, the game ends.  This version  of  Tetris
       can be played against other people over a network.


       -w     Wait for connection from another host running netris.

       -c  host
              Initiate connection to waiting netris running on host.

       -p  port
              Set the port number to use for connecting to netris, the default port is 9284.

       -k  keys
              Remap  keys,  the  argument is a prefix of the string containing the keys in order:
              left, rotate, right, drop, down-faster, toggle-spying, pause,  faster,  redraw  and
              new  game.  Use the "^" character to prefixes controls.  The default is to use "jkl

       -i  sec
              Set the step-down interval, in seconds.

       -r  robot
              Execute robot (a command) as a robot controlling the game instead of the keyboard.

       -F     Use fair robot interface.

       -s  seed
              Start with given random seed.

       -D     Drops go into drop mode, this means that sliding off a cliff after  a  drop  causes
              another drop automatically.

       -S     Disable inverse/bold/color for slow terminals.

       -C     Disable color.

       -H     Show distribution and warranty information.

       -R     Show the rules of the game.


   Two player mode
       It's  just  like  normal Tetris except that when you clear more than one row with a single
       piece, the other player's board is moved up and junk rows are added to the bottom.  If you
       clear  2,  3  or  4  rows,  1,  2  or  4  junk  rows  are  added to your opponent's board,
       respectively.  The junk rows have exactly one empty column.  For each group of  junk  rows
       given, the empty columns will line up.  This is intentional.

       The longest surviving player wins the game.

   One player mode
       This  mode  is  currently  very  boring,  because there's no scoring and it never gets any
       faster.  This will be rectified at some point.  I'm not very motivated to do it right  now
       because  I'm sick of one player Tetris.  For now, use the "f" key (by default) to make the
       game go faster.  Speed-ups cannot be reversed for the remainder of the game.


       Netris was written by Mark H. Weaver <>.

       This manual page was written by Edward Betts <>, for the Debian GNU/Linux
       system (but may be used by others).