bnstat - Battle.net statisics client
bnstat [options] [servername [serverport]]
bnstat is a simple Battle.net client emulator that can be used to
gather player statistics. It is also compatible with FSGS servers, but
has difficulty with real Battle.net servers.
If no servername is specified, localhost is assumed. If no serverport
is specified, 6112 is assumed. If no player is specified on the
command line, bnstat(1) will connect to the server and prompt for one
from stdin. All avaliable statistics for the emulated client type are
formatted and displayed on stdout.
-b Causes bnstat to emulate a Brood Wars client.
Causes bnstat to emulate a specific client. The following
client tags are recognized: DRTL DSHR STAR SSHR SEXP W2BN.
There are short options which may be used instead for the common
Also attempt to gather bnetd(1) specific information.
-d Causes bnstat to emulate a Diablo client.
--fsgs Also attempt to gather FSGS specific information.
-h --help --usage
Print usage information and exit.
Causes bnstat to report an alternate key to the bnetd(1) server.
Causes bnstat to report an alternate owner to the bnetd(1)
Gather statistics only for the specified player and then exit.
This also avoids using login and terminal functions allowing it
to be used in shell scripts.
-s Causes bnstat to emulate a Starcraft client.
Print its version number and exit.
-w Causes bnstat to emulate a Warcraft II BNE client.
The current version is available with the bnetd distribution at:
This program assumes that the terminal will move to the beginning of
the current line when the carriage return character (^M) is printed.
It also assumes the backspace character (^H) will move one column to
the left that character printed after that will replace those already
on the screen.
The terminal settings are not consulted for keybindings. The following
^H delete the character to the left of the cursor
^J accept current line
accept current line
^T transpose the last two characters
^W delete word to the left of the cursor
^U delete the whole input line
cancel the current input line
delete the character to the left of the cursor
Ross Combs (firstname.lastname@example.org)