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Local Identifiers - mIRC
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Local identifiers are identifiers which only function inside specific events. Attempting to call such identifiers from outside of their designed scope might have undesired results or might simply return $null.

Below is a list of all the local identifiers for all events.

All events[edit]

  • $event - returns the name of the event
  • $halted - returns $true if the default actions for this event has been halted
  • $eventid - returns an ID so that dll can evaluate local identifiers during events.
  • $eventparms - if the event has a matchtext, returns the value of the matchtext with spacee preserved
  • $matchkey - if the event has a matchtext, returns the value of the matchtext, with spaces lost.

IRC related events which involve an user[edit]

  • $address - returns the address of the user triggering the event in the format user@host
  • $maddress - returns the address of the user for that event, as provided by the server
  • $fulladdress - returns the full address of the user triggering the event in the format nick!user@host
  • $nick - returns the nickname of the user triggering the event
  • $rawmsg - returns the raw server line message
  • $rawbytes - returns the undecoded raw line message.
  • $site - return the part after the @ in $address
  • $wildsite - returns the address of the user triggering the event in the format *!*@host
  • $ulevel - returns the level of the user that was matched for the triggered event.
  • $clevel - returns the matching event level for a triggered event


They apply to:

There a few more local identifier related to IRC which exists only in specific IRC events/case:

Non IRC events[edit]

Here is a list for non IRC events:

  • $filename - used inside on filesent, on getfail, on midiend, on waveend, on songend, on nosound, on playend, on mp3end, returns the filename that was involved
  • $hotline - used inside on hotlink, returns the full line containing the word which made the event triggers.
  • $hotlink - used inside on hotlink, returns informations about the context in which the on hotlink event triggered
  • $hotlinepos - used inside on hotlink, returns line number and word position of the matched word
  • $parseline - used inside on parseline, returns the line being parsed
  • $parsetype - used inside on parseline, returns the type of message, in/out
  • $parseutf - used inside on parseline, returns $true if the line is going to be utf8 encoded/decoded after the event
  • $target - used inside events which accept a window parameter, returns the name of the window
  • $agentname - used inside on agent, returns the name of the agent.
  • $window - returns the name of the window that was left in a 'leave' menu {} event, whereas $leftwin is not a local identifier
  • $ctrlenter - used inside on input, returns $true if keys control+enter have been used to trigger the event.
  • $inpaste - used inside on input, returns $true if the event is triggering because you are pasting (multiple lines usually), not because you pressed enter.
  • $did - used inside on dialog, returns the ID of the control that is triggering the event
  • $dname - used inside on dialog, returns the name of the dialog that is triggering the event
  • $devent - used inside on dialog, returns the name of the event that is triggering the on dialog event.
  • $keyval - used inside on keydown and on keyup, returns the value of the keypress, always a number.
  • $keychar - used inside on keydown and on keyup, returns the character of the keypress.
  • $keyrpt - used inside on keydown, returns $true if the event triggers because the key is held down.
  • $menu - used inside menu { } event, returns the name of the menu
  • $menutype - used inside menu { } event, returns the type of the menu
  • $menucontext - used inside menu { } event, returns the context in which the popup was created
  • $sockbr - used inside socket events where /sockread is allowed, returns the number of bytes read
  • $sockname - used inside socket events, returns the name of the socket
  • $signal - used inside on signal event, returns the name of the signal.
  • $iaddress - used inside on dns, returns the ip address, if available
  • $raddress - used inside on dns, returns the resolved address
  • $naddress - used inside on dns, returns the address being resolved
  • $modefirst - used inside any channel specific mode event (on op, on dehelp, but not on rawmode or on mode), returns $true if the mode you're dealing with is the first
  • $modelast - used inside any channel specific mode event (on op, on dehelp, but not on rawmode or on mode), returns $true if the mode you're dealing with is the last
  • $mode - used typically inside on rawmode, returns the Nth nick affected by a mode.

$1-[edit]

Additionally $1- is filled with a message, applicable in the following events: