gnubg — GNU Backgammon program


gnubg -bcdlpqrStvw [file.sgf]


GNU Backgammon gnubg (6) plays and analyses backgammon games and matches. It is able to play and analyse both money games and tournament matches, evaluate and roll out positions, and more.


-b, --no-bearoff Do not use bearoff database

-c, --commands=FILE Evaluate commands in FILE and exit

-d, --debug Turn on debug

-l, --lang=LANG Set language to LANG

-p, --python=FILE Evaluate Python code in FILE and exit

-q, --quiet Disable sound effects

-r, --no-rc Do not read .gnubgrc and .gnubgautorc commands

-S, --splash Show gtk splash screen

-t, --tty Start on tty instead of using window system

-v, --version Show version information and exit

-w, --window-system-only Ignore tty input when using window system

-D, --datadir Specify location of general data

-P, --pkgdatadir Specify location of program specific data

-O, --docdir Specify location of program documentation

-s, --prefsdir Specify location of user's preferences directory


~/.gnubg/gnubgautorc, ~/.gnubg/gnubg.db, ~/.gnubg/gnubg.gtkrc


Joseph Heled, Øystein Johansen, Jørn Thyssen, and Gary Wong, with the assistance of many others. Bug reports go to <>.

Manual written by Christian Anthon