Starts the hangman word-guessing game.
hangman [ File ]
The hangman command chooses a word of at least seven letters from a standard dictionary. The File parameter specifies an alternate dictionary. You guess the word by guessing letters one at a time. You are allowed seven mistakes.
When you start hangman, the game displays:
guesses: word: ....... errors: 0/7 guess:
The guesses displays the letters you have used as guesses. Every letter you guess is listed after guesses. The word: ....... displays the number of letters in the mystery word. In this case there are seven . (periods) so there are seven letters in the word. As you correctly guess letters, the game replaces the appropriate . with the correct letter. The errors: 0/7 displays the number of incorrect guesses. You enter your letter guess at the guess: prompt. For example:
guesses: word: .......... errors: 0/7 guess: q guesses: q word: .......... errors: 1/7 guess: a guesses: aq word: .a....a... errors: 1/7 guess: b guesses: abq word: .a....a... errors 2/7 guess: j guesses: abjq word: .a....a... errors: 3/7 guess: s guesses: abjqs word: .a....a..s errors: 3/7 guess: z guesses: abjqsz word: .a....a..s errors: 4/7 guess: y guesses: abjqsyz word: .a....a..s errors: 5/7 guess: k guesses: abjkqsyz word: .a....a..s errors: 6/7 guess: x the answer was calculates, you blew it
To quit the game, press the Interrupt (Ctrl-C) or End Of File (Ctrl-D) key sequence.
|/usr/games||Location of the system's games.|
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