Extended command

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An extended command is executed by pressing the # key followed by the command itself (the first letter or two should suffice). Extended commands exist because the developers of NetHack ran out of letters. They are supposedly less frequently used than the single-letter commands, but you probably won't get very far without using some of them.

Depending on how your game was compiled, these commands can vary or alternate keypresses may be available. On Nethack Qt for the Mac with no # key on the standard keyboard, the hash key is replaced with alt commands. If you are playing on the server, pressing alt+3 will produce the # symbol.

Extended commands in vanilla NetHack 3.4.3:

Command Short Description
adjust Adjust inventory letters.
chat Talk to someone.
conduct List which challenges you have adhered to.
dip Dip an object into something.
enhance Advance or check weapons skills.
force Force a lock.
invoke Invoke an object's powers.
jump Jump to a location.
loot Loot a box on the floor.
monster Use a monster's special ability.
name Name an item or type of object.
offer Offer a sacrifice to the gods.
pray Pray to the gods for help.
quit Exit without saving current game.
ride Ride (or stop riding) a monster.
rub Rub a lamp or a stone.
sit Sit down.
turn Turn undead.[1]
twoweapon Toggle two-weapon combat.
untrap Untrap something.
version List compile time options for this version of NetHack.
wipe Wipe off your face.
? Get this list of extended commands.

Playing in wizard mode adds several extended commands.

Notes Edit

  1. This command is related to the D&D concept of "undead turning"; it does not cause your character to suddenly become an undead monster!

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