Command Line

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The command line options for PC² for Version 9

These are options that can be used with the PC² scripts


All PC² scripts print usage using the --help command line option, for example:

pc2server --help

Login/Password options

Option Description Example
--login Login Login name --login server1
--login team2
--password Password Password --password Password


This will attempt to login account team3 with the password passone.

pc2team --login team3 --password passone

This will attempt to login account team3 with the password team3 (A joe account)

pc2team --login team3

Primary server Options

Primary server only
Option Description Example
--contestpassword Contest password --contestpassword pass


This will attempt to start a Primary server with contest password contest33 login account site1 with the password site1.

pc2server --login site1 --contestpassword contest33

This will attempt to login account site2 with the password sitepass2.

pc2server --login site2 --password sitepass2

-F option

The –F command line option will load command line options from an input text file. This option is a security feature. Under most Unix systems the complete command line is listed when using a ps or similar command revealing login ids and passwords. Using the -F option, login ids and passwords can be stored in a text file. Note that the command line options are not limited to login and password options; any command line option can be stored in the specified text file.

If this command line was used:

pc2server --nogui --contestpassword cpass --login site1 --password site1pass

One could alternatively use the -F option:

pc2server -F secure.txt

where secure.txt contains

# Command line for non GUI server
--contestpassword cpass
--login site1
--password site1pass

In the file blank lines and lines starting with a # are ignored. Each command line option must be on a different line.

See Also