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Re: nethack popularity contest - number_pad?

Joshua Kwan wrote:
> These days Debian's nethack packages contain default nethackrcs which
> enable number_pad style controls (instead of hjkl keys) by default, due
> to a bug filed on the packages a long time ago. Of course, there are some
> who like it and some who don't. It's too trivial to ask a debconf question
> about it upon install so it boils down to a popularity contest.
> Which is better? I like the default keys because you learn how to use
> nvi very efficiently knowing the hjkl-style keys :) I'm searching for as
> many opinions as possible so please speak up!

I own no keyboards with working number pads. Most laptops are not very
usable in number pad mode. I am ok with the hjkl controls, though I
really would prefer to be able use standard arrow keys in nethack. (I
prefer to use "k" to kick down doors.) I have never found a way to do so
though, except for using graphical versions that are not as much fun to

see shy jo

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