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Simple Hangman Game

Posted 09-16-2008 at 06:35 AM by ghostdog74

I was so bored today, that i created this simple hangman game to entertain myself. Makes use of a dictionary file called "english" to get random word to guess. No fancy stuff like drawing the man, only number of tries (set to 10)

Code:
#!/bin/bash

awk  'BEGIN{
    dictfile="english"
    l="abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz"
    while (1) {
        srand()
        lm=split(l,letters,"")
        if ( ( getline < dictfile) <= 0 ) {
            print "Dictionary file does not exists"
        }else {
            tries=10
            count=getlinecount(dictfile)
            num=int(rand() * count) +  1
            WORD=randomword(dictfile,num)
            gsub(/[[:blank:]]$|[[:space:]]|[0-9]+$/,"",WORD)
            WORD=tolower(WORD)
            m=split(WORD,word,"")
            for(i=1;i<=m;i++){ THEWORD[i] ="_" }
            for(j=1;j<=m;j++){ printf "%s",THEWORD[j] }
            print ""
            while(tries>0){
                flag=0
                printf "Choose a letter (Enter full word to complete): "
                printf "You have "tries" tries\n"
                for(o=1;o<=lm;o++){ printf letters[o] }
                print ""
                getline LETTER < "-"
                if ( LETTER==WORD || join(THEWORD,1,m,SUBSEP) == WORD ) {
                    print "congratulations! "
                    exit
                }
                system("clear")
                for( o=1;o<=m;o++) {
                    if ( word[o] == LETTER ) {
                        flag=1
                        THEWORD[o]=LETTER
                        for(i in letters){
                            if ( letters[i]==LETTER) { delete letters[i] }
                        }
                    }
                }
                if (flag==0){ tries-- }
                for(i=1;i<=m;i++){
                    printf THEWORD[i]
                }
                print ""
            }

            print "You hanged yourself!"
            print "The answer is "WORD
        }
    }
}
function getlinecount(file){
    count=0
    while ( ( getline < file ) > 0 ) count++
    close(file)
    return count
}
function randomword(file,linenumber){
    count=0
    while ( ( getline dictline< file) > 0 ) {
        count++
        if (  count == linenumber) {
            gsub(/[[:punct:]]/,"",dictline)
            gsub(/ +$/,"",dictline)
            m=split(dictline,toguess," ")
            if (m>1){
                num = int(rand() * m) +  1
                return toguess[num]
            }else {
                return dictline
            }
        }
    }
    close(file)
}
function join(array, start, end, sep,    result, i)
{
        if (sep == "")
                sep = " "
        else if (sep == SUBSEP) # magic value
                sep = ""
        result = array[start]
        for (i = start + 1; i <= end; i++)
                result = result sep array[i]
        return result

}
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