Chess(1) GNU Chess


gnuchess [,OPTION/]...


GNU Chess 6.2.2 Copyright © 2015 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <> This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

Play the game of chess


-h, --help
display this help and exit
-v, --version
display version information and exit
-q, --quiet
make the program silent on startup
same as -q
-x, --xboard
start in engine mode
-p, --post
start up showing thinking
-e, --easy
disable thinking in opponents time
-m, --manual
enable manual mode
-u, --uci
enable UCI protocol (externally behave as UCI engine)
-M size, --memory=,size/
specify memory usage in MB for hashtable
-a filename, --addbook=,filename/
compile book.bin from pgn book 'filename'
-g, --graphic
enable graphic mode
Options xboard and post are accepted without leading dashes for backward compatibility.
Moves are accepted either in standard algebraic notation (SAN) or in coordinate algebraic notation.
The file 'gnuchess.ini' allows setting config options. See 'info gnuchess' for details. The file will be looked up in the current directory or, if not found there, in the directory pointed to by environment variable GNUCHESS_PKGDATADIR.


Report bugs to <[email protected]>.