alien-arena-server - wrapper script to run an Alien Arena dedicated
alien-arena-server [OPTIONS] [PARAMETERS]...
[-h|--help] [-q|--quiet] [-s|--service] [-k|--kill] [-Q|--query]
This manual page documents briefly the alien-arena-server command.
alien-arena-server is a wrapper script used for running and maintaining
Alien Arena dedicated servers. It calls other scripts ('launch-server',
'kill-runaway-crded', 'svstat', and 'rcon') depending on which option
is chosen. It also calls the 'crded' binary itself if -q, --quiet, or
no option is used.
These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long
options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is
Show summary of options.
Disable console output. Only used when calling the 'crded'
-s <configfile>, --service <configfile>
Calls 'launch-server', which is a shell script designed to
emulate running crded as a persisant service under linux using a
server configuration file <configfile>.
/usr/share/games/alien-arena/arena/server.cfg is a suitable
<configfile> that is already installed with the alien-arena-data
package. <configfile> can be specified as a path inside the
.alien-arena directory which is a directory inside your home
directory <$HOME/.alien-arena>. <configfile> can also be
specified by its full path in this system.
Calls 'kill-runaway-crded', which is a shell script to kill all
dedicated server processes. Useful when a server session was
started with -s or --service option.
Calls 'svstat' which is a ruby script that will query local
servers and produce some nice output for server admins.
-r <server:port> password <commandstring>, --rcon <server:port>
Calls 'rcon' which is a ruby script that sends rcon commands to
servers. <server:port> is the IP address and port number of the
server. "password" is the password on the server.
<commandstring> is any rcon commands to pass to the server.
[PARAMETERS] could be any parameter that can be passed to the script
that will be called or the binary 'crded'. For example, when using the
-s or --service option, <configfile> is a parameter. Below is a list of
the available parameters for each option.
-s, --service [PARAMETERS]
<configfile> - Any acceptable server configuration file such as
-r, --rcon [PARAMETERS]
<server:port> password <commandstring> - <server:port> is the IP
address and port number of the server. "password" is the
password on the server. <commandstring> is any rcon commands to
pass to the server.
When calling the 'crded' binary itself, any series of console codes can
be passed to it. Alien Arena uses Quake 2 based console codes. A
listing of these codes can be found
<http://console.planetquake.gamespy.com/commands/quake.html>. Most of
the codes described at this webpage will work for Alien Arena.
See the copyright </usr/share/doc/alien-arena-server/copyright> for
contributers to Alien Arena.
This manual page was written by Andres Mejia <email@example.com>, for
the Debian project (but may be used by others).
June 14, 2007