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BNCHAT(1)		      BNETD User's Manual		     BNCHAT(1)

NAME
       bnchat -	Battle.net text-based chat client

SYNOPSIS
       bnchat [options]	[servername [serverport]]

DESCRIPTION
       bnchat  is  a  simple  Battle.net client	emulator that can be used as a
       minimal chat client with	bnetd(1) in order to test certain  aspects  of
       the  server  configuration or to	do server administration from the Unix
       command line. It	is also	compatible with	FSGS servers, but  has	diffi-
       culty with real Battle.net servers.

       If  no servername is specified, localhost is assumed.  If no serverport
       is specified, 6112 is assumed.

OPTIONS
       -a --ansi-color
	      Allows bnchat to use ANSI	terminal color escapes to make	things
	      more  readable.	You  must  be using a terminal compatible with
	      VT100 positioning	and ANSI color codes.  The  program  will  not
	      attempt to determine your	terminal type.

       -b     Causes bnchat to emulate a Brood Wars client.

       -c --change-password
	      Causes bnchat to prompt for a new	login password on the bnetd(1)
	      server.

       --client
	      Causes bnchat to	emulate	 a  specific  client.	The  following
	      client  tags  are	 recognized:  DRTL  DSHR  STAR SSHR SEXP W2BN.
	      There are	short options which may	be used	instead	for the	common
	      clients.

       -d     Causes bnchat to emulate a Diablo	client.

       -h --help --usage
	      Print usage information and exit.

       -k --cdkey
	      Causes bnchat to report an alternate key to the bnetd(1) server.

       -o --owner
	      Causes  bnchat  to  report  an  alternate	 owner to the bnetd(1)
	      server.

       -n --new-account
	      Causes bnchat to prompt to create	a new player  account  on  the
	      bnetd(1) server.

       -s     Causes bnchat to emulate a Starcraft client.

       -v --version
	      Print its	version	number and exit.

       -w     Causes bnchat to emulate a Warcraft II BNE client.

NOTES
       The  terminal  width is attempted to be determined at runtime but if it
       does not	work you may need to try running resize(1).  As	a final	act of
       desperation you can try setting the COLUMNS environmental variable.

       If  SIGWINCH  and its associated	ioctl(2) are supported on your system,
       resizing	the window while the program is	running	should immediately up-
       date width of the entry line.

       The current version is available	with the bnetd distribution at:

	      http://www.bnetd.org/

BUGS
       This  program  assumes  that the	terminal will move to the beginning of
       the current line	when the carriage return character  (^M)  is  printed.
       It  also	 assumes  the backspace	character (^H) will move one column to
       the left	that character printed after that will replace	those  already
       on the screen.

       The terminal settings are not consulted for keybindings.	 The following
       are assumed:

       ^H     delete the character to the left of the cursor

       ^J     accept current line

       ^M (return)
	      accept current line

       ^T     transpose	the last two characters

       ^W     delete word to the left of the cursor

       ^U     delete the whole input line

       ^[ (escape)
	      cancel the current input line

       ^? (delete)
	      delete the character to the left of the cursor

SEE ALSO
       bnetd(1)

AUTHOR
       Ross Combs (ross@bnetd.org)

BNETD				09 April, 1999			     BNCHAT(1)

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