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NAME

minetest, minetestserver - Multiplayer infinite-world block sandbox

SYNOPSIS

minetest [--server SERVER OPTIONS | CLIENT OPTIONS] [COMMON OPTIONS] [WORLD PATH]

minetestserver [SERVER OPTIONS] [COMMON OPTIONS] [WORLD PATH]

DESCRIPTION

Minetest is one of the first InfiniMiner/Minecraft(/whatever) inspired games (started October 2010), with a goal of taking the survival multiplayer gameplay in a slightly different direction.

The main design philosophy is to keep it technically simple, stable and portable. It will be kept lightweight enough to run on fairly old hardware.

COMMON OPTIONS

--help
Print allowed options and exit
--version
Print version information and exit
--config <value>
Load configuration from specified file
--logfile <value>
Set logfile path ('' for no logging)
--info
Print more information to console
--verbose
Print even more information to console
--trace
Print enormous amounts of information to console
--quiet
Print only errors to console
--color <value>
Colorize the logs ('always', 'never' or 'auto'), defaults to 'auto'
--gameid <value> | list
Set gameid or list available ones
--worldname <value>
Set world path by name
--world <value>
Set world path
--worldlist path | name | both
Get list of worlds ('path' lists paths, 'name' lists names, 'both' lists both)
--map-dir <value>
Same as --world (deprecated)
--port <value>
Set network port (UDP) to use
--run-unittests
Run unit tests and exit

CLIENT OPTIONS

--address <value>
Address to connect to
--go
Disable main menu
--name <value>
Set player name
--password <value>
Set password
--password-file <value>
Set password from contents of file
--random-input
Enable random user input, for testing (client only)
--videomodes
List available video modes (client only)
--speedtests
Run speed tests

SERVER OPTIONS

--migrate <value>
Migrate from current map backend to another. Possible values are sqlite3, leveldb, redis, postgresql, and dummy.
--migrate-auth <value>
Migrate from current auth backend to another. Possible values are sqlite3 and files.
--migrate-players <value>
Migrate from current players backend to another. Possible values are sqlite3, postgresql, dummy, and files.
--terminal
Display an interactive terminal over ncurses during execution.

ENVIRONMENT

MINETEST_SUBGAME_PATH
Colon delimited list of directories to search for games.

BUGS

Please report all bugs at https://github.com/minetest/minetest/issues.

AUTHOR

Perttu Ahola <celeron55@gmail.com> and contributors.

This man page was originally written by Juhani Numminen <juhaninumminen0@gmail.com>.

WWW

http://www.minetest.net/
2 February 2019