This is the Sector Alpha Game Server Manager. This tool runs game servers using screen to manage the sessions and provides tools to control them in a consistent way and to possibly many servers at once. This also contains code to share downloads and if possible the actual files between multiple installs. For changing users sudo is used so all protected permissions are controlled using sudo. The public script is alphagsm. This can either by run using it's full or relative path or for ease of use can be installed in bin/ (or ~/bin/) using a symlink (It can't be physically moved as other paths are resolved relative to it's true location). For help using it run alphagsm --help or see the examples below. For help editing and contributing see the documentation in the source code or the pydoc output, especially for the modules "server.gamemodules" and "downloader.downloadermodules". The plans are also being discussed on the sector alpha wiki at http://wiki.sector-alpha.net/index.php?title=AlphaGSM Dependencies python3 screen crontab python3-crontab sudo (for multi user/shared downloads support) SteamCMD dependencies lib32gcc1 or libstdc++ or libstdc++.i686 e.g ubuntu, ib32stdc++6 for Ubuntu/Debian, redhat/centos and redhat/centos 64 bit respectively (pick one). see https://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/SteamCMD#Linux for more details. Example of setting up of a Minecraft vanilla server alphagsm mymcserver create minecraft setup alphagsm mymcserver start Example of setting up a CS:GO server alphagsm mycsgo create csgo alphagsm mycsgo setup alphagsm mycsgo start Example of updating the CS:GO server (A specific command for updating the server files). These commands are not specific to all game servers (e.g Minecraft). alphagsm mycsgo update alphagsm mycsgo update -v -r Where the -v flag requests the validation of files, and -r will restart your server once the update has been done. This will create a new minecraft server called mymcserver and set it up asking you for which version and port to use and any other info it needs. The second command will (assuming the setup succeded) start the server. There are various servers available "minecraft" defaults to vanilla minecraft which has the full name is minecraft.vanilla. There is also minecraft.custom and minecraft.tekkit and many more to come including Terraria, Steam games and team speak To stop the server alphagsm mymcserver stop To backup alphagsm mymcserver backup which will use the default backup settings for the server. For details of how configure backups and setup regular backups please see the full help by running 'alphagsm --help'.