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       xsol - X Solitaire




       This  manual  page  briefly  documents  xsol  , a simple Motif/ Lesstif
       version of the classic solitaire game.  It was written for  the  Debian
       GNU/Linux  distribution  because  the  original program does not have a
       manual page.


       Solitaire is a card game. At the start you  are  presented  with  seven
       columns  of  cards.  First has only one card, second one has two, third
       three and so on (28 in total), but only the first card in every  column
       is  shown  (’opened’).  Also there is the deck (24 cards at the start),
       and four emtpy places for suit stacks.

       Cards in the deck and in the columns are unsorted, and  the  object  of
       Solitaire is to use all the cards in the deck to build up the four suit
       stacks in ascending order, beginning with the aces. You can  accomplish
       that  by  dragging  and dropping the red onto the black (and black onto
       the red) cards between the  columns,  and  between  the  deck  and  the
       columns  (but  not  the  other way around). When you see a whole turned
       card, click on it to see it (’open’ it) and  to  be  able  to  move  it
       somewhere.  Deck is opened by clicking on it; once you reach the end of
       the deck, just click once more and you’ll reopen it.

       If you reach a point when you can’t move any more cards to the  stacks,
       and  rearranging  cards  in  columns and the deck gets you nowhere, the
       game is over. Start it again.


       You can access all options within the program, through the ’Game’ menu.
       There you have four options:
       New game - start a new game,
       Undo - undo last move,
       Options - configure these options:
          Timed game - should we count the seconds?
          Keep score - should we count the score?
          Show number of cards in deck - should we show it?
          Draw one - card from the deck,
          Draw three - cards from the deck.
       About - shows information about the author.
       Exit - quits the game.


       xsol was written by Brian Masney <>, and this manual
       page was written by Josip Rodin <>.