Linux Command Library


sample robot for netris

netris-sample-robot [-l]

The netris-sample-robot is a sample implementation of the robot protocol. It plays quite well but isn't too hard to beat. The robot should be started from netris with the option -r to connect or wait for another player to join. You can also let two robots play against each other in that way, if you like.

Writes some log information into the file log in the current working directory. If it can't it bails out.

To start the netris-sample-robot waiting for another connection with logfile use the following line:
netris -w -r 'netris-sample-robot -l'

You then just have to start netris somewhere else which connects to that robot.


One known bug of the netris-sample-robot is that it hangs quite often. This was already filed as a bugreport against the package so please refrain from doing so again. If you have an idea why this happens or know a solution how to fix it feel free to mail us.

Netris was written by Mark H. Weaver <>.

This manual page was written by Rhonda D'Vine <> for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

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