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Command List

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This is a list of known commands in Zork.

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Move commandsEdit

Command Shortcut Action
north n Move north
south s Move south
east e Move east
west w Move west
northeast ne Move northeast
northwest nw Move northwest
southeast se Move southeast
southwest sw Move southwest
up u Move up
down d Move down
look l Looks around at current location
save Save state to a file
restore Restores a saved state
restart Restarts the game
verbose Gives full description after each command
score Displays score and ranking
diagnostic Give description of health

brief                         Give a description upon first entering an area

superbrief                 Never describe an area

quit                            Quit game

climb                          climbs

i inventory

Item commandsEdit

Command (Argument) Action
take (item) Removes item from current room; places it in your inventory
take all takes all takeable objects in room
throw (item) at (location) Throws the item at something
open (container) Opens the container, whether it is in the room or your inventory
open (exit) Opens the exit for travel
read (item) Reads what is written on readable item
drop (item) Removes item from inventory; places it in current room
put (item) in (container) Removes item from inventory; places it in container
turn (control) with (item) Attempts to operate the control with the item
turn on (item) Turns on the item
turn off (item) Turns the item off
move (object) Moves a large object that cannot be picked up
attack (creature) with (item) Attacks creature with the item
examine (object) Examines, or looks, at an object or item or location
inventory Shows contents of Inventory
eat Eats item (specifically food)
shout Aaaarrrrgggghhhh!
close [Door] Closes door
tie (item) to (object)
kill self with (weapon) Humorously commits suicide

break (item) with (item)     Breaks item

kill (creature) with (item)   Attacks creature with the item

pray                                when you are in temples...

drink                               drinks an item

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