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I press 'y' and it says unknown command. No numeric keypad here, and I need to move diagonally. Is there an option to turn the normal nethack keyboard on?

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In your nethack options file (its location depends on the system), you should set the number_pad option to 0 to use the keys hjklyubn for movement. The line to set this option is

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