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Printable ASCII characters
~ ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _ + space
` 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 - = { } |
Qq Ww Ee Rr Tt Yy Uu Ii Oo Pp : " [ ] \
Aa Ss Dd Ff Gg Hh Jj Kk Ll ? ; ' Ctrl
Zz Xx Cc Vv Bb Nn Mm , . / < > Alt

The - symbol is used to represent:

  • horizontal walls: -
  • an open door in a vertical wall: -
  • part of a ray

Pressing - followed by a direction will cause you to attack that direction regardless of what is there, useful for attacking invisible or mimicked foes, pets or peaceful denizens of the dungeon, without a prompt for safety.

For some item prompts, pressing - chooses your hands instead of an item. This can be used to engrave with your finger, to wield nothing (and fight bare-handed), or to make your hands greasy. Selecting "-" when asked, "What do you want to eat?" gives the message, "You mime eating something."

Pressing - at a menu deselects all items. Supported by tty and curses interfaces, see menu controls.