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Post an channel or a txt file? #182327 08/08/07 01:09 AM
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I currently use the /play -b command to paste data from my clipboard to multiple mIRC channels which is great. But I get whispers from folks looking for all the older information to be sent back to them (ie they ether restarted or cleared and now have lost the history).

I was thinking that if I pasted my data to my own channel that I could somehow echo all the contents of my history of that channel to the person asking for it.. I can't find a way to have the play command read what I have in a channel...

So I thought, maybe I could have the clipboard appended to a file each time I use my macro with the /play -b.. I keep getting told that mIRC can't access the file.

So I tried just using .play filename.txt, figuring that I could just manually append the text to the file each time. But I can't get it to play the text file either.


My question is, can I have the play command write to a text file the contents of the clipboard like it writes to the channels? And what is the proper syntax for using the /play filename.txt?

I would like to be able to make it into an alias so that when Bob asks me for all the temp reports for the day, I can hit F12 and have it spew the contents of the temp file at Bob in his whisper channel.

Re: Post an channel or a txt file? [Re: Griff67] #182330 08/08/07 01:39 AM
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Interesting Question, here is a snipped I came up with:

Code:
Alias Copy_me {
  window @Database
  play -be @Database
  var %lines = $play(@Database).lines
  savebuf -a %lines @Database pastedb.txt
}


Basically the above code plays the the clipboard to a custom window and when it's done, it is saves what was played to that window to a file named pastedb.txt, which you can play back to a person using a standard play command.

If you paste me your current code, I could adapt the snipped to suit your needs, but hopefully the above code is enough to get you started smile


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Re: Post an channel or a txt file? [Re: Griff67] #182331 08/08/07 01:41 AM
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Personally, I think the easiest way to do this, is to have logging active for the channels (if you don't already), then play the log file.

Re: Post an channel or a txt file? [Re: RusselB] #182355 08/08/07 04:02 PM
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I can't seem to get the /play filename.txt command to work. Is there some trick to it that I don't know?

Re: Post an channel or a txt file? [Re: Griff67] #182356 08/08/07 04:10 PM
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Everything you need to know is in the help file. smile

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Re: Post an channel or a txt file? [Re: Griff67] #182395 08/08/07 09:05 PM
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What are you using as a command to play the file? Don't forget that you need a location to play to (chan/nick) and a valid file (including path if it's not in mIRC's folder).


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Re: Post an channel or a txt file? [Re: Riamus2] #182404 08/08/07 10:48 PM
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It was one of those "oops" mistakes.
I didn't see anything in the HELP file about having to enclose the file name in quotes so now it works very well.

Re: Post an channel or a txt file? [Re: Griff67] #182444 09/08/07 05:31 PM
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Anything you do with files that have spaces has to be done with quotes. Otherwise, there is no way to know when the file ends and when additional information begins.

The only exception to this rule is when you use identifiers because the ()'s show where the filename is.

Example:
$read(c:\program files\mirc\versions.txt,1)

Note that you can use $qt() to put quotes around stuff when needed.


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