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dm(8) [debian man page]

DM(8)                                                       BSD System Manager's Manual                                                      DM(8)

dm -- dungeon master SYNOPSIS
ln -s dm game DESCRIPTION
dm is a program used to regulate game playing. dm expects to be invoked with the name of a game that a user wishes to play. This is done by creating symbolic links to dm, in the directory /usr/games for all of the regulated games. The actual binaries for these games should be placed in a ``hidden'' directory, /usr/lib/games/dm, that may only be accessed by the dm program. dm determines if the requested game is available and, if so, runs it. The file /etc/dm.conf controls the conditions under which games may be run. The file /etc/nogames may be used to ``turn off'' game playing. If the file exists, no game playing is allowed; the contents of the file will be displayed to any user requesting a game. FILES
/etc/dm.conf configuration file /etc/nogames turns off game playing /usr/lib/games/dm directory of ``real'' binaries /var/games/games.log game logging file SEE ALSO
dm.conf(5) HISTORY
The dm command appeared in 4.3BSD-Tahoe. SECURITY CONSIDERATIONS
Two issues result from dm running the games setgid ``games''. First, all games that allow users to run UNIX commands should carefully set both the real and effective group ids immediately before executing those commands. Probably more important is that dm never be setgid any- thing but ``games'' so that compromising a game will result only in the user's ability to play games at will. Secondly, games which previ- ously had no reason to run setgid and which accessed user files may have to be modified. BSD May 31, 1993 BSD

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game-data-packager - build a .deb of game data SYNOPSIS
game-data-packager [ -i ] [ -d out-directory [ -n ] ] game [ game-options ] DESCRIPTION
Many open-source games require game data which is licensed incompatibly with the Debian Free Software Guidelines. game-data-packager is a tool designed to help you locally assemble Debian packages containing such game data from CD-ROMs, the Internet or elsewhere. OPTIONS
-i attempt to install the generated Debian package via dpkg(1) and su(1) -d out-directory writes the generated Debian package to the specified directory. -n Do not attempt to install the generated Debian package. This option must be used in conjunction with -d. game The game being packaged. Running game-data-packager without arguments will display a list of valid games. Running game-data-packager with just the game and no further arguments will display a list of valid options for that game. SEE ALSO
dpkg(1), su(1) AUTHOR
Copyright (C) 2010 Jon Dowland <jmtd@debian.org> Thanks to Branden Robinson for his 'Write the Fine Manual' presentation, once found at <http://people.debian.org/~branden/talks/wtfm/> 2008-07-14 game-data-packager(6)
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