LIST: - Text list delimited by a character into tokens N: - The token(s) to be returned. N can also be negative or a range C: - The $asc() value which splits TEXT into tokens
If N=0, returns total number of tokens, same as $numtok(TEXT,C)
If N is greater than the total number of tokens, returns $null
If N is negative, returns tokens relative to the last token. -1 is the last token, -2 is next-to-last token, etc.
N- returns all tokens beginning with the Nth token.
N1-N2 returns all tokens in the range of those 2 numbers, including the between delimiters. Note: You can reverse the order of the number: $gettok(a b c,3-2,32) is the same as $gettok(a b c,2-3,32) Note: N2 can also be negative: $gettok(a b c d e f,-2-3,32) return the token from the 3rd token to the -2th but $gettok(a b c d e f,-2--3,32) return e f, from -3 to -2 Note: For readability you can also code this as $gettok(a-b-c-d-e,2,$asc(-)).
Echo to the active window, the 2nd token as delimited by the $chr(45) hyphen:
//echo -a $gettok(a-b-c-d-e,2,45)
; returns b
$chr(32) is the space character. Echo the current month to the active window:
//echo -a The current month is $gettok($asctime,2,32)
This returns Mon Tue because the space between %x %y becomes the 2nd delimiter:
//var %x Sun Mon | var %y Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat | echo -a $gettok(%x %y,2-3,32)
$chr(58) is the colon, $chr(92) is the backslash:
//echo -a This $gettok($mircexe,-1,92) is installed on the $gettok($mircexe,1,58) drive letter in a program folder named $gettok($mircexe,-2,92)
//var %i $gettok($mircexe,0,92) | echo -a $gettok($mircexe,1- $+ $calc(%i -1) ,92) is mIRC's path without the ending backslash
//echo -a $gettok(Sun.Mon.Tue.Wed.Thu.Fri.Sat,2-4,46)
; returns Mon.Tue.Wed (including the delimiter period between the returned tokens
//echo -a $gettok(Sun.Mon.Tue.Wed.Thu.Fri.Sat,3-,46)
; returns all tokens beginning with the 3rd: Tue.Wed.Thu.Fri.Sat
//echo -a $gettok(11x22x33x44,3,120)
; returns 33 because $chr(120) is lower-case x
//echo -a $gettok(x11xxxx22x33x44x,3,120)
; also returns 33 because duplicate, leading, and trailing delimiters are stripped before $gettok processes the TEXT
//echo -a $gettok(11x22X33x44,3,120)
; returns 44 because the C token is case-sensitive, so capital X isn't a delimiter
$gettok allows the range numbers to be negative
//echo -a $gettok(Sun.Mon.Tue.Wed.Thu.Fri.Sat,-4- $+ -2,46)
; returns the 4th-from-last through 2nd-from-last tokens
//echo -a $gettok(Sun.Mon.Tue.Wed.Thu.Fri.Sat,-2-,46)
; returns the last 2 tokens
//echo -a $gettok(Sun.Mon.Tue.Wed.Thu.Fri.Sat,2- $+ -2,46)
; returns 2nd token through 2nd-from-last token
$gettok puts range numbers in the correct order before evaluating them.
//echo -a $gettok(Sun.Mon.Tue.Wed.Thu.Fri.Sat,4-3,46)
; returns same results as if range 3-4 were used
//echo -a $gettok(Sun.Mon.Tue.Wed.Thu.Fri.Sat,-4-3,46)
; returns 4th-from-last token thru the 3rd token regardless whether the 3rd token is the earlier or later token in the list.
Note: $gettok differs from CSV format in that it does not use double-quotes to allow a delimiter to be part of another token. If you want $filename to be a token in a comma-delimited list of tokens, you should use $replace to change the comma in the filename into another character that cannot appear in the filename before adding as a token, then use $replace on the extracted token to restore any comma(s). Alternatively use a character other than a comma (like '|') as a delimiter instead.