ircII help - menus

This describes a feature which allows one to create and use

menus in any irc session. The menus are totally user

configurable and a test menu has been provided at the end

of this help file.

To use this menu, copy it to your home directory calling it

'test', run IRC, and do the following:

  MLOAD test

  SET menu Main Menu

Control-R is bound to ENTER_MENU, and while in the menu

you can use vi-like keys or EMACS-like keys to move

through the options, and either '.' or SPACE to select

an option. The format of the menu file is as follows

A line beginning with a '#' represents a comment.

Blank lines are ignored.

A line beginning with the word "MENU" starts a new menu

and gives it a name.

A line beginning with the word "OPTION" adds a new option

to the menu, gives it a name and describes what it does.

It's possible to have one menu OPTION lead you into a new menu with

  OPTION "Sub Menu" COMMAND set menu Sub Menu

assuming the Sub Menu has been defined like the following Main Menu.

The following is a test menu to show how it it can be used.

# Cut off this line.. and take everything down to the next Cut line ---

# Test menu to see how our menu reader works

MENU Main Menu

OPTION "This menu" MENU Main Menu


OPTION "Join Channel" COMMAND INPUT "Join Channel: " JOIN $*


OPTION "Change Name" COMMAND INPUT "New NickName: " NICK $*

OPTION "Private Message" COMMAND INPUT "Person to send message to: " INPUT "Text of message: " MSG $* $$*

OPTION "Say something" COMMAND INPUT "Say: " SAY $*


OPTION "Exit IRC" COMMAND INPUT "Really quit? " if ( [$0] == [y] ) { QUIT }

OPTION "Kill Menu" COMMAND set -menu

# Cut off this line and take everything up to the previous Cut line ----

See Also:

  set/menu   mload

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