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y k u 7 8 9 Move commands: \|/ \|/ yuhjklbn: go one step in specified direction h-.-l 4-.-6 YUHJKLBN: go in specified direction until you /|\ /|\ hit a wall or run into something b j n 1 2 3 g<dir>: run in direction <dir> until something numberpad interesting is seen G<dir>, same, except a branching corridor isn't < up ^<dir>: considered interesting (the ^ in this case means the Control key, not a caret) > down m<dir>: move without picking up objects/fighting F<dir>: fight even if you don't sense a monster If the number_pad option is set, the number keys move instead. Depending on the platform, Shift number (on the numberpad), Meta number, or Alt number will invoke the YUHJKLBN commands. Control <dir> may or may not work when number_pad is enabled, depending on the platform's capabilities. General commands: ? help display one of several informative texts #quit quit end the game without saving current game S save save the game (to be continued later) and exit ! sh escape to some SHELL (if allowed) ^Z suspend suspend the game (independent of your current suspend char) O options set options / whatis tell what a map symbol represents \ known display list of what's been discovered v version display version number V history display game history X explore switch the game to explore (discovery) mode ^A again redo the previous command (^A denotes the keystroke CTRL-A) ^R redraw redraw the screen ^P prevmsg repeat previous message (subsequent ^P's repeat earlier ones) # introduces an extended command (#? for a list of them) Game commands: ^D kick kick (a door, or something else) ^T 'port teleport (if you can) ^X show show your attributes a apply apply or use a tool (pick-axe, key, camera, etc.) A armor take off all armor c close close a door C call name an individual monster (ex. baptize your dog) d drop drop an object. d7a: drop seven items of object 'a' D Drop drop selected types of objects e eat eat something E engrave write a message in the dust on the floor (E- use fingers) f fire fire ammunition from quiver F fight followed by direction, fight a monster i invent list your inventory (all objects you are carrying) I Invent list selected parts of your inventory Iu: list unpaid objects Ix: list unpaid but used up items I$: count your money o open open a door p pay pay your bill (in a shop) P puton put on an accessory (ring, amulet, etc) q quaff drink a potion Q quiver select ammunition for quiver r read read a scroll or spellbook R remove remove an accessory (ring, amulet, etc) s search search for secret doors, hidden traps and monsters t throw throw or shoot a weapon T takeoff take off some armor w wield wield a weapon (w- wield nothing) W wear put on some armor x xchange swap wielded and secondary weapons z zap zap a wand Z Zap cast a spell < up go up the stairs > down go down the stairs ^ trap_id identify a previously found trap ),[,=,",( ask for current items of specified symbol in use * ask for combination of ),[,=,",( all at once $ gold count your gold + spells list the spells you know; also rearrange them if desired _ travel move via a shortest-path algorithm to a point on the map . rest wait a moment , pickup pick up all you can carry @ toggle "pickup" (auto pickup) option on and off : look look at what is here ; farlook look at what is somewhere else by selecting a map symbol Keyboards that have a meta key can also use these extended commands via the meta modifier instead of the # prefix: M-? Display extended command help (if the platform allows this) M-2 twoweapon toggle two-weapon combat (unless number_pad is enabled) M-a adjust adjust inventory letters M-c chat talk to someone M-d dip dip an object into something M-e enhance advance or check weapons skills M-f force force a lock M-i invoke invoke an object's special powers M-j jump jump to another location M-l loot loot a box on the floor M-m monster use a monster's special ability M-n name name an item or type of object M-o offer offer a sacrifice to the gods M-p pray pray to the gods for help M-q quit stop playing M-r rub rub a lamp or a stone M-s sit sit down M-t turn turn undead M-u untrap untrap something M-v version print compile time options for this version M-w wipe wipe off your face If the "number_pad" option is on, these additional variants are available: n followed by number of times to repeat the next command h help display one of several informative texts, like '?' j jump jump to another location k kick kick something (usually a door) l loot loot a box on the floor N name name an item or type of object u untrap untrap something (usually a trapped object)