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The ON ACTION event triggers on an action (/me or /describe) events inside of a channel, or a query window.


ON <level>:ACTION:<matchtext>:<*><?><#[,#]>:<commands>


  • <level> - The corresponding access levels for the event to trigger.
  • <matchtext> - The corresponding matchtext for the event to trigger.
  • <*><?><#[,#]> - The place, or places where the event listens, you can specify specific name of window, seperate them by comma.
    • * - Any query/channel window
    • ? - Any query windows
    • # - Any channel window
  • <commands> - The commands to be performed when the event triggers


Listens for if anyone uses the word slap anywhere in an action inside of any channel

ON *:ACTION:* slap *:#:msg # $nick $+ ! Why would you slap anyone?!?!?

The above code listens for the action event, looks for if the user used the word slap in any channel, and then responds accordingly.

Note: The wildcard search, with a space between them and the word, means this event will not trigger if any other characters are touching the word slap. This includes words such as: slaps, slapper, myslap, etc.

Listen for any action inside of a private message and responds

ON *:ACTION:*:?:msg $nick Well, I have no idea why I'm responding to this automatically, $nick $+ . You said: $1-

This code will listen for any action event in a private message, and respond with a silly message.


Added: mIRC v3.5
Added on: 07 Aug 1995
Note: Unless otherwise stated, this was the date of original functionality.
Further enhancements may have been made in later versions.

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