If only USERHOST nickname is supplied the server will be queried for information about that person. It will return something in the format: *** Daemon is frechett@spot.Colorado.EDU (Is an IRC operator) If -cmd command is added then it will parse the returned line just as though it were an ON or an ALIAS. Parameters are: $0 nickname $1 '+' if server operator, '-' otherwise $2 '+' if marked away, '-' if here $3 username $4 hostname
Note: Something you may run into if you use this command within an alias or on is the following. Take the following example. alias bonk userhost $0 -cmd echo \($$*\) When bonk is called, $0 is expanded to a nickname, and $$* changes to $* to be used by userhost -cmd. However, since the entire expression is parsed twice, the \'s are eaten the first time leaving ($*) which will never expand. Thsu to make the above alias work, it has to be: alias bonk userhost $0 -cmd echo \\\($$*\\\) On the first pass it becomes userhost nick -cmd echo \($*\) and on the second pass when the -cmd part is executed it expands and executes echo (contents of $*) This is NOT a special case or a bug. It is just an added level of processing...
See Also: expressions (under Special Cases at the end)
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