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# $EPIC: on_ctcp_reply.txt,v 1.5 2012/07/04 06:30:23 jnelson Exp $


on [<modes>]ctcp_reply [<serial#>] [-|^]<match> { <action> }


Triggered when people answer your CTCP requests


This hook is triggered whenever the client receives a CTCP reply from another client. Note that the client doesn't necessarily need to send any CTCP messages to receive a “reply”.


$0 nickname of user sending reply
$1 target of CTCP command
$2 CTCP command being replied to
$3- actual reply to CTCP command (varies, depends on $1)

Default Action:

If you don't suppress this event, the client will format the message and display it to the screen.


To customize the appearance of CTCP reply strings:

 on ^ctcp_reply * (sender, recvr, ctcp, stuff) {
    echo *** Reply from $sender to $recvr for CTCP $ctcp request: $stuff;


Automatic replies (MSGs, CTCPs, NOTICEs, etc.) to the sender with this hook are explicitly prohibited. The protocol disallows it, and the client will do everything in its power to prevent it. Any attempt will result in an error message.


This hook was recently changed, so that the $1 argument is now the actual target of the CTCP reply. This potentially breaks older scripts. This was changed in CVS at commit level 140, on 15 November 2001. All releases, development versions, and CVS non-releases before this date use the OLD format for this hook. All releases, snapshots, etc use the new format.


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