Forum:How to determine the current Branch ?

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Nethack has several Branches, for Example The Dungeons of Doom and the gnomish Mines, but how is it possible to determine in which Branch you currently are ?

If you save and reload your Game you get told about the Branch, so seems not to be a Secret, but how can this information be displayed without saving ? In the Status Bar, there is only the Level displayed, but not the branch.

Sorry, this is probably a stupid quesetion, since I am new in Nethack, but honestly I can't find it out, neither in the Nethack Help nor in the Wiki.

The Version I use is Nethack 3.4.3 for DPMI, in coloured Text-Mode. 79.210.107.234 19:54, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

It depends on the interface: some interfaces display the branch. The tty interface (which I think you are using, given that you say "text mode") doesn't display the branch, though. You can usually find out by looking at your surroundings, though: the Mines have an appearance different from the Dungeons, for example.
It's not a stupid question, though – I can see why you assume the interface would note the branch somewhere. —bcode talk | mail 20:00, 7 March 2013 (UTC)
OK Thank you 79.210.107.234 20:11, 7 March 2013 (UTC)
This is a real problem for developers of interface enhancements (noobhack, taeb, interhack) and bots (taeb, saiph, ...). Eidolos/Sartak blogged about related problems: http://sartak.org/2011/01/interhack-and-taeb-postmortem.html --Tjr (talk) 10:47, 8 March 2013 (UTC)
Some Nethack clients such as X11 or GTK displays it and the floor number under your title ("Name" the "X"). -67.168.190.229 07:14, 9 March 2013 (UTC)