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/writeini and /saveini #65397 26/12/03 07:54 AM
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when using /writeini how do you update the ini file for a test on this i wrote to the mirc.ini file
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writeini -n mirc.ini Text aptitle Testing
then i used saveini to save it but the text does not change in the titlebar ? is this an error or does the command not work that way ?

Re: /writeini and /saveini #65398 26/12/03 08:08 AM
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mIRC uses mirc.ini to store setting when mirc is closed, so it writes to mirc.ini when you close mirc, and anything you have changed by hand when mirc is open will be lost.

from help file under /help /writeini :
Warning: Do not use this command to modify any of the INI files currently being used by mIRC.



Re: /writeini and /saveini #65399 26/12/03 07:18 PM
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well i read all that before i fooled around but what i am not grasping is whts the purpose then if i go to mirc options / display / options . i can change the text in the titlebar and have it take effect and save right away ? so why can i not accomplish this with /writeini and /saveini ?

thanks .

Re: /writeini and /saveini #65400 27/12/03 02:07 AM
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anybody can explain this ?

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INI's are someone stored in cache (ram, temporary memory, whatever you're farmiliar with). As a result, when you use a command like /readini, you may infact be pulling a value from ram, not from the file itself. /saveini and /loadini alike turn virtual memory into file storage, and vise versa.

As with your question before, mirc does use ini's as part of the 'cleanup' process, not during runtime. But scripts you write do read ini's at run time, thus making the usage of /saveini and /loadini available.


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Re: /writeini and /saveini #65402 27/12/03 02:05 PM
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why not use /titlebar if you want to change the titlebar right away?

Re: /writeini and /saveini #65403 27/12/03 04:04 PM
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i had tryed that also but if i want to set the titlebar to
%title it just shows %title doesnt evaluate ? thats why i tryed to writeini..

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If you're using that command from the command line and want it to evaluate variables, you need 2 /'s like:

//titlebar %variablename

otherwise it will just do what you said

Re: /writeini and /saveini #65405 27/12/03 05:12 PM
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well no i actually was using it from a script but i finnaly figured it out i needed to use $eval .

thanks for all the responses smile