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/inc Command - mIRC
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The /inc command increases the numeric value of a variable by a given value. If [value] is not specified, mIRC will increase the variable by one. The /inc command works with both positive and negative values alike.


/inc [-sczeuNk] <%var> [value]


  • -c - Increases the variable by 1 every second
  • -s - Prints out the value of the variable
  • -z - Decreases the variable by 1 every second until it reaches zero at which point the variable will get removed.
  • -e - Unsets the variable when mIRC exits
  • -uN - Increases the variable once and unsets the variable after N seconds
  • -k - Keeps the unset time of the variable if it exists. Watch out, currently -k in /inc does not behave the same as in /set, as in, if you provide another -uN switch AND a -k switch, it will use this new unset time and won't preserve the original one.

Note: -c and -z and -uN do not observe the second changing while executing a script, so -c and -z switches have no effect on a local variable, and -uN will not decrement until after the script finishes.


  • %var - The variable's name
  • [value] - Optional numeric value to increase the variable by. Default is 1 if [value] not used


Alias Example {
  ;Create a local variable and set it to 5
  var %x 5
  ;Increase %x by 5 
  inc %x 5
  ;Print out %x's content
  echo -a %x
Note: if script or timer execution lasts longer than 1 second, -c and -z can skip increments or decrements:
//set %i 10 | inc -z %i | timertest 5 1 echo -a $!timer(test).reps $!asctime i= $eval(%i,0) $(|) var $eval(%j,0) 99999 $(|) while ( $eval(%j,0) ) $chr(123) var $eval(%k,0) $!rand(1,999) $(|) dec $eval(%j,0) $chr(125) | echo -a com: $timer(test).com | timer
//var %i 1 | inc %i 0 | echo -a this did not change i= %i | var %j $null | inc %i | echo -a this changed by 1 because [value] is null i= %i
  this did not change i= 1
  this changed by 1 because [value] is null i= 2
  this incremented by 3 i= 5
//var %i foo | inc %i | inc %i 5 | echo -a inc does not alter non-numeric values i= %i


Added: mIRC v4.0
Added on: 03/20/1996
Note: Unless otherwise stated, this was the date of original functionality.
Further enhancements may have been made in later versions.

See also[edit]

v · d · e mIRC commands list

A /abook, /action, /add, /ajinvite, /alias, /aline, /ame, /amsg, /anick, /aop, /auser, /auto, /autojoin, /avoice, /away

B /background, /ban, /bcopy, /beep, /bindip, /bread, /break, /breplace, /bset, /btrunc, /bunset, /bwrite

C /channel, /clear, /clearall, /clearial, /cline, /clipboard, /close, /closechats, /closedccs, /closefserves, /closemsg, /cnick, /color, /colour, /comclose, /comlist, /commands, /comopen, /comreg, /continue, /copy, /creq, /ctcp, /ctcpreply, /ctcps

D /dcc, /dccserver, /dde, /ddeserver, /debug, /dec, /describe, /dialog, /did, /didtok, /disable, /disconnect, /dlevel, /dline, /dll, /dns, /dqwindow, /drawcopy, /drawdot, /drawfill, /drawline, /drawpic, /drawrect, /drawreplace, /drawrot, /drawsave, /drawscroll, /drawsize /drawtext

E /ebeeps, /echo, /editbox, /else, /elseif, /emailaddr, /enable, /events, /exit

F /fclose, /filter, /findtext, /finger, /firewall, /flash, /flist, /flood, /flush, /flushini, /fnord, /font, /fopen, /fseek, /fsend, /fserve, /fullname, /fupdate, /fwrite

G /ghide, /gload, /gmove, /gopts, /goto, /gplay, /gpoint, /gqreq, /groups, /gshow, /gsize, /gstop, /gtalk, /gunload, /guser

H /hadd, /halt, /haltdef, /hdec, /hdel, /help, /hfree, /hinc, /hload, /hmake, /hotlink, /hop, /hsave

I /ial, /ialclear, /ialmark, /identd, /if, /ignore, /iline, /inc, /iuser

J /join

L /leave, /linesep, /links, /list, /load, /loadbuf, /localinfo, /log, /logview

M /maxdepth, /mdi, /me, /menubar, /mkdir, /mnick, /mode, /msg

N /noop, /notice, /notify

O /onotice, /omsg

P /pareline, /part, /partall, /pdcc, /perform, /play, /playctrl, /pop, /protect, /proxy, /pvoice

Q /qme, /qmsg, /query, /queryrn, /quit, /quote

R /raw, /registration, /reload, /remini, /remote, /remove, /rename, /renwin, /reseterror, /resetidle, /return, /returnex, /rlevel, /rline, /rmdir, /run, /ruser

S /save, /savebuf, /saveini, /say, /scid, /scon, /server, /set, /setlayer, /showmirc, /signal, /sline, /sockaccept, /sockclose, /socklist, /socklisten, /sockmark, /sockopen, /sockpause, /sockread, /sockrename, /sockudp, /sockwrite, /sound, /speak, /splay, /sreq, /strip, /switchbar

T /timer, /timestamp, /tip, /tips, /titlebar, /tnick, /tokenize, /toolbar, /tray, /treebar

U /ulist, /unload, /unset, /unsetall, /updatenl, /url, /username, /uwho

V /var, /vcadd, /vcmd, /vcrem, /vol


X /xyzzy