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Manual Reference Pages  -  GREED (6)

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NAME

greed - eat a game field until you run out of moves

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS

greed [-s]

DESCRIPTION

The object of Greed is to erase as much of the screen as possible by moving around in a grid of numbers. To move your cursor, simply use your arrow keys or the the hjklyubn keys or your numeric keypad. Your location is signified by the @ symbol.

When you move in a direction, you erase N number of grid squares in that direction, N being the first number in that direction. Your score reflects the total number of squares eaten.

Greed will not let you make a move that would have placed you off the grid or over a previously eaten square. If no valid moves exist, your game ends.

Other Greed commands are Ctrl-L to redraw the screen, p to toggle the highlighting of the possible moves, and q to quit.

The only command line option to Greed is -s to output the high score file.

ENVIRONMENT

The environment variable GREEDOPTS can override the default color set, which will be parsed as a string of the form:

        <c1><c2><c3><c4><c5><c6><c7><c8><c9>[:[p]]

where <cn> is a character decribing the color for digit n. The color letters are read as follows:

        b = blue,
        g = green,
        c = cyan,
        r = red,
        m = magenta,
        y = yellow,
        w = white.

In addition, capitalizing a letter turns on the A_BOLD attribute for that letter.

If the string ends with a trailing :, letters following are taken as game options. At present, only p (equivalent to an initial p command) is defined.

FILES

/usr/lib/games/greed.hs

Default location of Greed high scores.

~/.greedscores

Where theyre put if the default location cannot be written to..

AUTHORS

Originally written by Matt Day. Maintained by <esr@snark.thyrsus.com>. See ESRs home page at \m[blue]http://www.catb.org/~esr/\m[] for updates and other resources.

BUGS

This really ought to be an X game, but that would have been too much like work.

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