EBOARD(6) Games Manual EBOARD(6)
eboard - a graphical chess board
eboard [-log] [-debug]
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.
-log Log network communications to "~/LOG.eboard". Communications
held in password mode are not logged.
-debug Print miscellaneous debug info to "~/DEBUG.eboard".
eboard is being developed by Felipe Bergo. This manual page was written
by Felipe Bergo <bergoATseul.org> and Daniel Burrows <dbur-
April 29, 2001 EBOARD(6)