ircII help - wait

Usage: WAIT -CMD [%process] [<command> ]

  There are several forms of this command. The first is:     wait -CMD command

  wait causes the command to be executed when server output   that hasn't yet arrived, finally arrives. This allows you to   take a specific action immediately after receiving output from   the server, or client.

  For example, the following alias:     ALIAS BACKWARDS wait -cmd echo hello there;echo hi there   will actually display "hi there" before "hello there", because   the "hello there" echo is not executed until a WAIT token is   received from the server. If for instance you wanted to make   sure to execute some command after the completion of a TRACE   of your server, the format would be.     trace     wait -CMD command   Note: This doesn't work for commands that depend on another server to   send you information. trace <remote server> for instance.

  The second form of the command is:     wait -CMD %process command   Where %process is a valid running processes id or name. This is   used to cause IRCII to execute the command after the process has   exited. If the given process doesn't exist, return is immediate.   Here is an example of its use:     alias uptime {       exec -name uptime uptime       wait %uptime -cmd echo The time is $uptime     }     alias dotime uptime     on ^exec uptime assign uptime $1   When dotime is called, a request will be sent to get the uptime.   The ON EXEC will catch the time and assign it to the variable   'uptime' at the same time that the alias is at the 'wait %uptime'   stage, when the process exits, WAIT will continue and execute   echo The time is $uptime, where '$uptime' has been set already.

  If you are echoing output to the screen from within the WAIT -CMD   form, it is probably a good idea to record the current window   and use XECHO -WINDOW to ensure that output goes where it should.

  The original form of wait is without -CMD no longer available.

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