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$read(file.txt) #56166 19/10/03 06:36 PM
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trying to debug a simple script to use as an example the problem seems to be mirc wont read the file i put the txt file in the main mirc directory

on 1:TEXT:*!test*:#:/msg $chan test $read($mircdir/quote.txt)


it does output to the channel "test" but nothing from the txt file
this is using mirc6.1
thanks for any ideas

Re: $read(file.txt) #56167 19/10/03 06:40 PM
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you wanting to read one line? or the entire text file?


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just one line

Re: $read(file.txt) #56169 19/10/03 06:45 PM
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try this

on 1:TEXT:*!test*:#: msg $chan test $read(quote.txt)


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same problem just outputs test

Re: $read(file.txt) #56171 19/10/03 06:55 PM
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nevermind i found the problem lol i named my text file quote.txt which made the file name qoute.txt.txt now i can only hope all the hair i pulled out will grow back

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then the quote.txt either doesn't exist, or is not in the main mirc folder

works perfectly here


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In addition to the other posts, I'd like to mention it's safer to always use $read(file,n). The n switch prevents variables and identifiers in the line from being evaluated.

Evaluation means if you have $me in the file, using //echo $read(file) will show your current nickname. This can easily turn to be harmful if you allow other users to add quotes to the database with a command.

If, for example, they know your password is stored in %mypass they can add a "quote" with that variable, and requesting the quote will cause your password to be displayed on their screen.

Or even worse, if a bad guy puts a harmful identifier (like $findfile() with a /remove command that will be executed on any file found) inside a quote, the identifier will be evaluated next time your script $read's it, and you'll will end up with your hard drive being wiped crazy