deal - bridge hand generator
deal [ -ltv ] [ -e expr ] [ -i condition file ] [ -I format ] [ -s seed
] [ -[NSEW] hand-spec ] [ count ]
deal is a program to generate bridge hands.
-l Write deals in a "single-line" format.
-t Print distribution table and exit. The distribution table is an
ordered list of all possible hand patterns for a single hand.
-v Be verbose, print sample count.
Evaluate the Tcl expression expr.
-i condition file
File that defines the hand type to generate or the output
format. (Can be given multiple times.)
Read hands from stdin. Formats available are: ddline, giblib,
line, pbn, smartstack. You might deal, say, 10,000 hands which
satisfy specific criteria, saving them to a file. Then you can
use that output for input with deal -I to find out which hands
satisfy other constraints.
Initialize random generator with seed.
Specifies the cards held by the specified hand. The hand-spec
should be of the form: "AK8532 - KQ72 A65". Voids must be
represented with a ’-’ character. hand-spec should be one
argument, so the string should be quoted on the command line.
count Number of hands to generate, default is 10.
deal was written by Thomas Andrews <email@example.com>.
This manual page was written by Christoph Berg <firstname.lastname@example.org>, for the
Debian project (but may be used by others).
January 1, 2005