polyglot-chess man page

polyglot-chess — is a chess engine protocol adaptor. It connects a UCI protocol engine to xboard frontend.


polyglot-chess <INI files>


This manual page documents the polyglot-chess command.

polyglot-chess acts as an xboard engine. There should be no difference with a normal chess program as far as the interface (e.g. scid, knights, xboard) is concerned.

To use PolyGlot with XBoard, you would type something like this:

> xboard -fd 'polyglot-chess_dir' -fcp 'polyglot engine.ini'

Quotes are important when there is a space in the argument.


<INI file>

PolyGlot is invoked using "polyglot-chess <INI file>". Note that PolyGlot will look for the INI file in the current directory. So the user is encuraged to make a .polyglot-chess directory in his home and put the <INI files> there. If no <INI file> is given, "polyglot-chess.ini" is selected.

See Also

More information is included in dhe upstream readmes and the examples.


polyglot-chess was written by Fabien Letouzey, <fabien_letouzey@hotmail.com>.

The official distribution web site is Leo Dijksman's
WBEC Ridderkerk: http://wbec-ridderkerk.nl/ This is where you should be looking for PolyGlot updates in the future. Go to the download section, there is a link to polyglot-chess on the main page.

This manual page was written by Oliver Korff <ok@xynyx.de>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).


Oliver Korff Aug 29 2005