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        snake4, snake4scores - Game starring a fruit-eating snake.


        snake4   [-hHV]   [-M   file]   [--help]   [--highscores]   [--version]


        The snake4 program is my fourth implementation of the snake game, writ‐
        ten for Unix and X11. Previous versions were written for MS-DOS.
        Move  the  snake  around  the  screen  and eat food. The snake grows in
        length as you eat. Avoid hitting the fence, eating lethal mushrooms and
        rotten food, and biting your own tail.
        Now  and then a slim-pill will bounce around. If you eat this, you will
        get shorter, and you will gain bonus points for every length you loose.
        The bonus is also given when a round is over.
        When food starts blinking, it’s about to rot. Rotten food is poisonous,
        and thus uneatable. As long as it blinks, it can still be eaten.
        Oh, yes - I almost forgot: You may be visited by the  evil  headbanger.
        Take  my  advice  and run away from him before he hits you in the head!
        He won’t stay long.
        The keys used to control the game are given at startup.
        snake4 features a site-wide highscore file. The file contains  the  top
        200 users. Each user may appear once only in the highscore table.
        For technical reasons, snake4 connects to the X11 server before parsing
        options. This makes it impossible to eg.  browse  the  highscore  table
        using  -H  if  no server is available.  To be able to see the scores in
        such a case, snake4scores produces  the  same  output  as  snake4  with
        option -H, but does no attempt on connecting to the X11 server.
        -h, --help
               Print a usage message on standard output, and exit successfully.
        -H, --highscores
               Dump the highscore list to standard output,  and  exit  success‐
               fully.   Starting snake4 with the name snake4score does the same
               thing, without first connecting to the X11  server.   Note  that
               this  will  possibly  print  more entries than the 20 or so that
               will fit within the game startup screen.
        -V, --version
               Print version information on standard output, then exit success‐
        -M, --merge-highscores=file
               Merge  separate  highscore  file file into the default highscore
               file, and exit successfully. Displays the new  highscore  table.
               This option is for the game owner or root only.
        In addition to the above mentioned options, snake4 accepts the standard
        X11 toolkit options.


        Sverre H. Huseby <shh@thathost.com>.


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