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Old 22nd September 2010
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Default How to make delays between multiple commands in an alias (ircII)

Okay so I have an alias that looks like this:

Code:
ALIAS gscn {
MSG gscn Test1
MSG gscn Test2
MSG gscn Test3
MSG gscn Test4
MSG gscn Test5
}
How do I make it wait 5 seconds between each command before it executes the next one after that in order from top to bottom? I tried the TIMER command like this:

Code:
ALIAS gscn {
MSG gscn Test1
TIMER 5 MSG gscn Test2
TIMER 5 MSG gscn Test3
TIMER 5 MSG gscn Test4
TIMER 5 MSG gscn Test5
}
But all it does is wait 5 seconds after the first MSG, then send the rest of the MSGs instantly all at once like it usually does.
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Old 22nd September 2010
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How do I make it wait 5 seconds between each command before it executes the next...
Look at the manpage for sleep(1).
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Old 23rd September 2010
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While I have never gotten into scripting ircII (I do use it :-P) and I assume that ocicat was thinking you meant shell scripting when he referenced the commands manual page, he is however almost correct.

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SLEEP:
Usage: SLEEP <number of seconds>
  This suspends IRCII for the number of seconds given.  NOTHING happens
  during this time.  This is really only useful for automatons.
  Maybe not even then. Try the TIMER command instead.

See Also:
  TIMER
===========================================================================
TIMER:
Usage: TIMER [-refnum <num>] [-delete <num>] <seconds> [<command>]
  Waits for the given number of seconds and then executes the
  command.  This is done without hindering normal operation of
  the client.  Any number of TIMERs can be set at once, and
  all will activate at the appropriate time.
    TIMER with arguments will list pending TIMERs.
    TIMER -refnum <num>
  will assign a specific number to that action allowing you
  to delete it later if necessary with
    TIMER -delete <num>
  If no refnum is specified, one is automatically assigned.
===========================================================================
I believe that timer is what you actually need, but I never learned the scripting facilities for ircII, so I can't be much help
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...I assume that ocicat was thinking you meant shell scripting when he referenced the commands manual page
Correct, I had assumed this ultimately was a scripting question. My bad.
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