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$decompress Identifier - mIRC
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The $decompress identifier performs decompression of a disk file or binary variable.


$decompress( <filename | BinaryVariable> ,[b] )


DataFirst parameter can be either a disk file (default) or a Binary Variable
bInforms that first parameter should be treated as a Binary Variable instead of filename.


There are patterns that often appear near the beginning, but there's no guaranteed signature to be found at the beginning of a compressed file, except the 1st character is $chr(120) small-x.

Returns 1 if it decompressed the file, or 0 if it did not. A file can be compressed multiple times, so a decompressed file should either not begin with small-x or return 0 from a decompress attempt. 0 can indicate there's no-such-file, the file wasn't already compressed, or a failure to decompress corrupted data.

; Compresses binary variable then decompresses it. Assumes you have at least 1 color scheme containing white.
//bset -t &snip 1 $read($mircini,ntw,*16777215*) | echo 4 -a / $bvar(&snip,1-) | noop $compress(&snip,b) | echo 5 -a \ $bvar(&snip,1-) | noop $decompress(&snip,b) | echo 6 -a $bvar(&snip,1-)

Note: Cannot run as an identifier in a statement by itself, but should be an argument to another command or %variable.

on *:FILERCVD:*.txt:{
  bread $qt($filename) 0 1 &snip
  if ($bvar(&snip,1) == 120) {
    var %oldsize $file($filename).size
    var %i $decompress($filename)
    var %newsize $file($filename).size
    if (%i) echo -a Successfully decompressed incoming file from size %oldsize to %newsize $+ : $filename
    else echo -a Unsuccessful attempt to decompress incoming file: $filename


Added: mIRC v6.1
Added on: 29 Aug 2003
Note: Unless otherwise stated, this was the date of original functionality.
Further enhancements may have been made in later versions.

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