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EBOARD(6)                        Games Manual                        EBOARD(6)



NAME
       eboard - a graphical chess board

SYNOPSIS
       eboard [-log] [-debug]

DESCRIPTION
       This manual page briefly describes the eboard command.

       eboard  is  a  graphical  chess board. It acts as an interface to chess
       engines (like GNU Chess, Sjeng and Crafty) and Internet  Chess  Servers
       (ICS)  like FICS (http://www.freechess.org), and works as a browser for
       chess games saved as PGN (Portable Game Notation) files.  eboard itself
       is  not  a  chess  engine:  it  won't play games, it will just act as a
       graphical interface between programs that play games like GNU chess (or
       ICS servers) and the end-user.

       To move pieces click on the source square and then click to destination
       square. Optionally, you may drag the piece from the source to the  des-
       tination square (you won't see the piece being dragged). To drop pieces
       on crazyhouse and bughouse variants (ICS-only) right-click the destina-
       tion square and select the piece to drop from the popup menu.

       For help with ICS commands consult the server (most of them have online
       help and help channels).

       For help setting up associated programs (chess  engines,  timestamping,
       etc.)   see  the  documentation  in  /usr/share/doc/eboard or visit the
       eboard web site at http://eboard.sourceforge.net. If the  documentation
       is  not installed in your system, you can find it in the source distri-
       bution, available from the web site.

OPTIONS
       -log   Log network  communications  to  "~/LOG.eboard".  Communications
              held in password mode are not logged.

       -debug Print miscellaneous debug info to "~/DEBUG.eboard".

AUTHORS
       eboard is being developed by Felipe Bergo. This manual page was written
       by  Felipe   Bergo   <bergoATseul.org>   and   Daniel   Burrows   <dbur-
       rowsATdebian.org>.

WEBSITE
       http://eboard.sourceforge.net



                                April 29, 2001                       EBOARD(6)