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Keyboard commands
~ ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _ = +
Q W E R T Y U I O P { } |
q w e r t y u i o p [ ] \
A S D F G H J K L : "
a s d f g h j k l ; '
Z X C V B N M < > ?
z x c v b n m , . /
q w e r t u i o p Alt
a s d f j l Alt
c v n m ? Alt
A C R T O Alt
a c d o p r t [ Ctrl

Close, c, is a command that is used to close an open door. Closed doors can only be opened by humanoid creatures; a door must also be closed first before the player can lock it.

Monsters that lack hands cannot open closed doors, so closing doors behind you as you move can help put some space between you and a monster you're trying to evade; closing and locking the door can similarly deter other humanoid monsters, unless they are intelligent and carrying an unlocking tool. Knowing the locations of closed doors on a given level can also be used to guess at a monster's location in certain scenarios, e.g. chasing down a nymph to retrieve a stolen item.

When purchasing items from a shop, it is often a good idea to close the door if you want to prevent your pet from eating any food you may want to buy, or at least handle it first in the case of tripe rations; this can also stop them attacking disguised mimics or the shopkeeper if they are capable of doing so, especially if it could result in the pet being killed).

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