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This command is added by EverQuest

Syntax Key
Notation Description
Text without brackets or braces Required items
<Text inside angle brackets> Placeholder for which you must supply a value
[Text inside square brackets] Optional items
Vertical bar (|) Separator for mutually exclusive items; choose one
{Text | inside | braces} Set of required items; choose one
Ellipsis () Items that can be repeated
Syntax /shownpcnames [ on | off ]
Description Turn NPC names 'on' or 'off'. When using MacroQuest, you need to turn off captions for this to work.



See also