greed - eat a game field until you run out of moves
The object of Greed is to erase as much of the screen as possible by moving
around in a grid of numbers. To move your cursor, simply use your arrow keys
or the the 'hjklyubn' keys or your numeric keypad. Your location is signified
by the @ symbol.
When you move in a direction, you erase N number of grid squares in that
direction, N being the first number in that direction. Your score reflects the
total number of squares eaten.
Greed will not let you make a move that would have placed you off the grid or
over a previously eaten square. If no valid moves exist, your game ends.
Other Greed commands are 'Ctrl-L' to redraw the screen, 'p' to toggle the
highlighting of the possible moves, and 'q' to quit.
The only command line option to Greed is '-s' to output the high score file.
The environment variable GREEDOPTS can override the default color set, which
will be parsed as a string of the form:
where <cn> is a character decribing the color for digit n. The color
letters are read as follows:
b = blue,
g = green,
c = cyan,
r = red,
m = magenta,
y = yellow,
w = white.
In addition, capitalizing a letter turns on the A_BOLD attribute for that
If the string ends with a trailing :, letters following are taken as game
options. At present, only 'p' (equivalent to an initial 'p' command) is
Default location of Greed high scores.
Originally written by Matt Day. Maintained by <firstname.lastname@example.org>. See
ESR's home page at http://www.catb.org/~esr/
for updates and other
This really ought to be an X game, but that would have been too much like