Post by Kurt M. Weber Post by email@example.com
Every time my pet attacks/gets attacked I get a "MORE" message... how to
suppress them? Ideally, I would still like to get the message... just not
having to 'MORE' through them??
That patch is no longer needed; MSGTYPE is part of nethack 3.6.x.
MSGTYPE could be used to suppress the offending messages
outright, but not to achieve the goal of displaying them without
The --More-- prompt is used when nethack is in the process of
issuing a new message and you have not entered any input since
the last message, as a way to make sure that you've had a chance
to read that last message before the new one replaces it. There's
no way to disable that.
If you answer ESC to the --More-- prompt, all further messages
are suppressed until it's time to give your next input. It's possible
to use MSGTYPE to make particular messages override ESC and
resume being issued, but in general, you probably shouldn't get
into the habit of hitting ESC to skip messages because you'll
inevitably miss something important.
Turning the 'verbose' option off will reduce the messages by quite
a bit, omitting some and supplying less detail in others. It's from
the days when players connected via slow modems and needed
less interaction to keep the game playable, but it can still be used.
It has become somewhat inconsistent though, since incorporating
new feedback into the game sometimes--or often--fails to take it
into consideration and verbosity has steadily increased even for
the 'noverbose' setting.