roll - Command line interface for dice rolls
# Evaluate these command line params roll 3d6 2d8 echo "5d6" > f echo "2d4+1" >> f # Read the contents of 'f' from STDIN roll < f # Evaluate 1d100 and open file 'f' roll d% f
This is a command line interface to the Games::Dice library. It takes die rolling specifications in the form of adb[+-*/b]c.
(This specification may change a bit over time, but not radically.)
a is optional and defaults to 1; this is number of dice to roll.
b is the number of sides on each die. '%' is shorthand for 100.
The optional end modifies the sum of the rolls. 'b' means take the "best" c rolls and sum them. Also '/' truncates the result to an integer after division.
Dice specifications can be piped in, given on STDIN or as positional parameters from the command line.
If a positional parameter matches a file name, it will be opened and each line of the file evaluated.
Philip Newton <email@example.com>
Ricardo Signes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This software is Copyright (c) 1999 by Philip Newton.
This is free software, licensed under:
The MIT (X11) License