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please rename $cd so it doesnt screw up aliases #94796 20/08/04 01:22 AM
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the identifier $cd works like $mircdir in the sense that you can put text right behind it like $mircdirmirc.exe ... THIS IS VERY ANNOYING. I am doing cd player stuff and I can't even start any of my identifiers with "cd" because of this stupid $cd identifer that I never even use. Why did Khaled have to chose such a common letter combination for an identifier that works this way? I really really hate this.

Re: please rename $cd so it doesnt screw up aliases #94797 20/08/04 01:27 AM
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Its 'cd' because, it refers to the currentdirectory in a fileserver it just so happens that DOS also uses 'cd' for the same reason.

Something tells me Khaled isnt going to rename it just because you want to start an alias with 'cd' when you can stop being so picky and use something else.

Eamonn.

Re: please rename $cd so it doesnt screw up aliase #94798 20/08/04 01:31 AM
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Use $_cd*, problem solved. Breaking backwards compatability with all scripts using $cd so that you can use the exact alias name you want doesn't seem like a good idea does it?


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Re: please rename $cd so it doesnt screw up aliase #94799 20/08/04 08:08 AM
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You can always use a not-so-well-known feature of mirc to solve the problem. Try the following:

alias cd {
;Your code goes here
}

Now, instead of using $cd in your code, try using $.cd or$/cd. Using the identifiers in this way lets mirc know that you want a result returned from your own code vesus mIRC's internal code.

Re: please rename $cd so it doesnt screw up aliases #94800 22/08/04 04:58 PM
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wow, your on ignorant idvidual, why cant you just use a diffrent alias, he would have to edit his whole program cuse one little lazy baby wants to sue a damn alias, aww poor baby

Re: please rename $cd so it doesnt screw up aliase #94801 22/08/04 05:02 PM
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There is no need for insults, it only starts flame wars. We expect people to be courteous to others at all times smile

Regards,


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Re: please rename $cd so it doesnt screw up aliase #94802 23/08/04 03:34 AM
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Quote:
Its 'cd' because, it refers to the currentdirectory in a fileserver it just so happens that DOS also uses 'cd' for the same reason.


cd in dos means change directory.

Re: please rename $cd so it doesnt screw up aliase #94803 23/08/04 09:10 AM
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hmm, You are correct actually, 'appologies wink

Eamonn.

Re: please rename $cd so it doesnt screw up aliase #94804 25/08/04 03:42 AM
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Actually its both

C:\WINDOWS>cd
C:\WINDOWS

C:\WINDOWS>cd ..

C:\>cd
C:\

C:\>