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undocumented features #24314 15/05/03 02:43 PM
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I've known about $lof for a long time, and that it's not listed in the helpfile. Now I find that /action is also not documented. Were they just missed, or left out on purpose?

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Some command parameters are also missing, such as /alias -l


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Actually - that one is covered in the information about creating aliases:

If you specify the -l switch in the alias definition, the alias becomes accessible only by commands in the same script and invisible to the command line and other scripts.

alias -l add {
%x = $1 + $2
return %x
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It still should be in the /help /alias section...


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Perhaps, but that's beside the point I was making. It's in there. Far as I know $lof and /action are not.


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Perhaps that is because they weren't meant to be used. Perhaps $lof was something Khaled thought of then decided against, but never removed it.

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Quote from mIRC 5.51 versions.txt:
134.Added $file(filename).size,.mtime identifier, .mtime returns a
$ctime value indicating when the file was last modified.

Note: $lof() is supported for now but will be removed in future.


$lof(filename) was replaced by $file(filename).size (although the .size isn't needed, it will return the file size without it). $lof was left in for compatability.

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ALIAS -l is an Event Prefix, and has nothing to do with the command /Alias. /Alias -l does NOT work.

The other identifiers I know that are not listed are as follows. (from what I can recall off the top of my head) Some were removed from the help file, some never even made it in.

$colour() -- now $color()
$lof() -- now $file().size
$inpaste -- an identifier I personally asked to be added. Works in On INPUT and tells you if the text being inputted was from a paste. Compliments the $ctrlenter identifier.
$iaddress, $naddress, $raddress -- now $dns() but $iaddress is still necessary as $dns() doesn't cover that info.
$token() -- now $gettok() and friends.
$mp3() -- now $sound()
$shoe() -- now $sock()
$r() -- short for $rand()
$true, $false, $yes, $no, $cancel -- responses from various functions, similar to $null but not mentioned in the help file.
/XYZZY -- Nothing happens.
The operator !=== is also not mentioned in the help file. It stands for Not-Equals-Case-Sensitive. One might assume !== is correct, but it is not.

That's all for now, I'm sure I'll be adding more as soon as I hit post.

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That was an helpful post. Thanks! smile

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heh, $shoe? I never knew about that one...

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perceptive.
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A few more i can think of are

/setlayer
$pi
And the 'flat' style for checkboxes.

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lol how did you find out about $pi? Anyway, $beta is also undocumented.

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$pi is virtually useless. For whatever reason, mIRC has decided to display 21 digits for $pi. Well, $calc can't handle 21 digits. If you type $calc($pi) you can see mIRC quickly trims it to 7 digits. Meaning, if you need pi your best bet is to just do alias mypi { return 3.141593 } rather than use mIRC's built in $pi since it will make things slower since each time it is used it has to be rounded.

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Seemingly it's still faster to let mirc round $pi than to call a custom identifier.

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Well then be like all the cool people and just memorize pi! 3.14159!

Re: undocumented features #24330 16/05/03 12:32 AM
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Very cool additions SaX0n and Prizm.
What does /setlayer do though, is it a draw command for picture windows?

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It makes a mIRC transparent

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Syntax: /setlayer N [window]
N must be a number from 0 to 255. 0 is full trasparency, 255 is full opacity
The [window] parameter is optional; if not specified, /setlayer affects the main mirc window. Of course, the target window (if any) must be a desktop one.

Another useful (at least for me) undocumented identifier is $nickmode , which works exactly like $prefix, but returns the letters instead of the symbols. $evalnext(stuff,N) also works like $eval(stuff,N+1). I remember a post in the old boards talking about $eval() being buggy. Oddly enough, $evalnext() didn't have that bug (I don't remember anything about the bug anymore and maybe it's fixed by now).


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We faced $evalnext() on this board, too smile see this thread.

And btw, /registration is also undocumented :tongue:

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