Pine has a function key mode which is enabled by the
use-function-keys option in the pine resource file. When
enabled, the VT numeric keypad keys are mapped to the function keys F1
through F12 as follows:
Helpkey is mapped to F1.
minus key on the numeric keypad,
be used in place of the control,
CTRL, key. However, it is
used as a two key sequence. For example, to enter
you would press the two keys
KP- followed by
One consequence of using pine in function key mode is that you can only choose from twelve commands at any given time. That is, whereas in alphabetic key mode you can press a key for a command even though the command is not visible on the bottom of the screen, in function key mode you must toggle to the screen where the command is visible.