GOMOKU(6) BSD Reference Manual GOMOKU(6)
gomoku - game of 5 in a row
gomoku [-bcdu] [-D debugfile] [inputfile]
Gomoku is a two player game were the object is to get 5 in a row horizon-
tally, vertically or diagonally on a 19 by 19 grid. By convention, black
always moves first. With no arguments, gomoku will display a playing
board and prompt for moves from the user. Valid moves are a letter for
the column and a number for the row of an empty board location. Entering
``quit" or ``resign" will end the game. You can save the current state
of the game by entering ``save" and supplying a file name when prompted.
The optional file inputfile can be used to restore a saved game.
The options are:
-b This option sets background mode. Input moves are read from stan-
dard input, the computer picks a move, and prints it to standard
output. The first input line should be either ``black" or
``white" to specify whether gomoku has the first move or not re-
spectively. This option was intended for game tournaments where a
referee program handles the board display and pits one program
-c Computer verses computer. Gomoku will play a game against it-
self. This is mostly used for testing.
-d Print debugging information. Repeating this option more than once
yields more detailed information.
Print the debug information to debugfile instead of to the stan-
-u User verses user. This is mostly used for testing.
The board display routines were based on the goref program written by Pe-
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