sudoku_generator man page

sudoku_generator — generate and solve Sudoku puzzles


sudoku_generator [-n|--non-sym] [-d|--dump] [givens_count]
sudoku_generator -s|--solve|-p|--print sudoku_dump


sudoku_generator generates, solves and prints Number Place puzzles, so called Sudokus. A Sudoku puzzle consists of 9 x 9 cells subdivided into 9 regions with 3 x 3 cells. The rules are simple. There have to be the numbers from 1 to 9 in every row, column and region.


Number of givens (<= 81). Default is 36. Generation of Sudoku puzzles with less than 26 givens takes very long.


String with 81 * 1-9 or _ (+ ignored).


-n, --non-sym

Generate a non-symmetric Sudoku puzzle. Default is symmetric.

-d, --dump

Dump the generated Sudoku puzzle (don't print).

-s, --solve sudoku_dump

Solve a Sudoku puzzle.

-p, --print sudoku_dump

Print a Sudoku puzzle.

-v, --version

Print version information and exit.

-h, --help

Print help message and exit.


April 2010 sudoku_generator 0.3.5 User Commands