childsplay [\,options\/]


Childsplay is a suite of educational games for young children; it is a fun and save way to let young children use the computer and at the same time teach them a little math, letters of the alphabeth, spelling, eye-hand coordination etc.



show program's version number and exit

-h, --help

show this help message and exit


Don't show login window. This will run schoolsplay in 'anonymous' mode which means that there will be no data collecting


Enable kioskmode. This will run schoolsplay in kioskmode which means that there will be no keyboard support.


(NOT USED YET)The ip nummer of the remote mySQL server.

-t THEME, --theme=\,THEME\/

Set the theme schoolsplay will use.

-l LOGLEVEL, --loglevel=\,LOGLEVEL\/

Set logging level. Possible values are: debug,info,warning,error,critical


Enable adminmode. This will run schoolsplay in adminmode which means that certain extra possibilities are enabled


Disable any sound. Be aware that certain activities that rely on sound won't start.


Disable text before every level's activities.


Set the language schoolsplay should use. Be aware that not all languages are supported yet. If your language isn't supported and you want to provide language support,please contact the schoolsplay team.


Set the default language. Only use this if you know why you want to use it.


Run schoolsplay in fullscreen mode.


Use a bigger (48x48) cursor.


Hide the mouse cursor. This is intended for touchscreens


No 'are you sure?' questions will be asked


No '4,3,2,1' countdown screen will displayed between levels


Set the username to be used for dbase actions


Don't show graphics and don't play a sound between levels.


Check the SP log for anomalies in the logs.


When running on wellknown crapware like the white MSI 1900 set this option and we try to work around the various OS/hardware bugs.


Return the version number in a plain string


If we should kill any running btp, a pid must be given. BTP is started again when childsplay quits. (ONLY available on BTP machines)


If we killed any running btp, we use this to start BTP again when childsplay quits. (ONLY available on BTP machines)

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This manpage was written for the debian package using help2man as a starting point.

For more documentation about the project go to