minetestserver(6) Minetest server


minetestserver [ OPTION ... ]


Minetest is one of the first InfiniMiner/Minecraft(/whatever) inspired games (started October 2010), with a goal of taking the survival multiplayer gameplay to a slightly different direction.

The main design philosophy is to keep it technically simple, stable and portable. It will be kept lightweight enough to run on fairly old hardware.


--config <value>
Load configuration from specified file
Disable unit tests
Enable unit tests
--gameid <value>
Set gameid
Show allowed options
Show version information
--logfile <value>
Set logfile path (debug.txt)
--map-dir <value>
Same as --world (deprecated)
--port <value>
Set network port (UDP) to use
Print more information to console
Print even more information to console
Print enormous amounts of information to console
--world <value>
Set world path
--migrate <value>
Migrate from current map backend to another. Possible values are sqlite3 and leveldb.


Please report all bugs to Perttu Ahola <[email protected]>.


Perttu Ahola <[email protected]> and contributors.

This man page was originally written by Juhani Numminen <[email protected]>.