Terminology

Here are some common terms used in builing, and this handbook:

Desc:
Short for 'description'.
Db:
Database. The files that make up the 'world' of a dikumud.
Flag:
A bit-vector that tells the mud that a particular monster, object, or room has a certain quality. (i.e. 'Dark', 'Magic', 'Aggressive') See Flags in Basics.
Mob:
Mobile. A monster.
Ob/Obj:
Object.
Tilde:
This is a tilde: ~ . It signifies the end of a line or a field in some of the database files.
Vnum:
An object, monster, or room's unique identification number. Stands for 'Virtual Number'.
Zone:
Used synonimously with 'area'.

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Alex Fletcher
Last modified: June 24th, 1996