Nocheto command line options
This page describes nocheto command line options.
--help to show command line options help.
$ nocheto --help Nocheto (Noidea Chess Tool) 0.21, Author: Petr Bílek (nocheto.sallyx.org) USAGE: nocheto [-h|--help] [-d|--debug] [-c|--config <file.ini>] [-b|--board <boardtype>] [-e|--engine <engine>] [--ipv4] [ -- <file.pgn>] file.ini - Read configuration from this file (after reading nocheto.ini) boardtype - Board GUI (iso, utf8, ascii, compressed) (default utf8) engine - stockfish, gnuchess, nocheng or "arbitrary command string" (default stockfish) file.pgn - load PGN game from this file
--debug to debug nocheto communication with engine.
This is mainly for developing purposes, you probably wouldn't need to use this.
--config filename.ini to read configuration file.
Nocheto always read
~/.nocheto/configs/nocheto.ini file first and then the file required by
--config option. So you can use this to create ini configuration file to change only a few
The filename can be absolute path (i.e.
~/.nocheto/configs/tweak.ini) or just a basename
tweak.ini) in which case the full path is assembled from this basename
--board boardtype to select the desired
view. Available boards are:
utf8 (the default),
ISO board is usefull on terminals without utf8 support (i.e. on terminals where you get by CTRL+ALT+F2).
ASCII art board
This board uses ASCII art to show chess pieces. It is usefull on big terminals with many rows and colums (i.e. on terminals where you get by CTRL+ALT+F2). It doesn't use any UTF-8 characters.
--engine engine to change engine used for play and analyze games.
It is recomended to use this option over setting engine in configuration file. Keep the configuration
value on stockfish (or whatever you want to use to analyze positions by nochetodbeval).
The only supported engine for game analyzis is stockfish for now. But you can play against any engine supporting UCI protocol (i.e. stockfish, gnuchess, komodo …).
You can use configuration files to set default engine.
Search for nochetoclient
--ipv4 to start waiting for nochetoclient.
This behaves the same way as if you run
ipv4 command just after starting nocheto.
Open PGN file
To open PGN file, just write its name after nocheto commands (and all its options).
This opens file the same as if you run
open filename.pgn command in nocheto.