Dot

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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 dot (or period or full stop), ".", character is used in NetHack for several purposes:

  • The rest command.
  • To represent empty dungeon floor (.), and ice (.).
  • To represent venom in the animation of it being spat.

Press . when asked for a direction, such as when zapping a wand, to direct your action at yourself.

Press . to select all items in a menu. Supported by tty and curses interfaces, see menu controls.