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# $EPIC: map_script.txt,v 1.2 2007/03/04 20:52:39 jnelson Exp $


load map
map [<server>]


This script implements the map command in the client. The map command shows you a topological map of the irc network from the point of view of your server. Not every server supports it, so you can load this script and it will seamlessly do the job in the client as needed.

The map command necessarily uses the links command, which some, hyper-paranoid server admins do not like non-operators using. If you are not an oper, use this command with caution.


Originally, there was the imap script. It was written by daemon and has historically been shipped with the client. It supported arbitrary pivoting (ie, being able to get a topology map centered in any server)

The undernet was inspired by this script, and implemented a server-side version and called it map, but it didn't implement all the features of the imap script, like pivoting.

This script is called map and tries to re-implement the undernet command for those servers that don't have it. It was written by wd and first appeared in epic4-1.1.6.

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