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3.3 Ascii Interface

Even if you do not have CGoban installed you can play with GNU Go using its default Ascii interface. Simply type gnugo at the command line, and GNU Go will draw a board. Typing help will give a list of options. At the end of the game, pass twice, and GNU Go will prompt you through the counting. You and GNU Go must agree on the dead groups--you can toggle the status of groups to be removed, and when you are done, GNU Go will report the score.

You can save the game at any point using the save filename command. You can reload the game from the resulting SGF file with the command gnugo -l filename --mode ascii. Reloading games is not supported when playing with CGoban. However you can use CGoban to save a file, then reload it in ascii mode.


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