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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (23,019 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Sun 17 Oct 2004 02:30 AM (UTC)

Amended on Mon 18 Oct 2004 06:31 AM (UTC) by Nick Gammon

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MUSHclient supports the use of XML on the clipboard for copying and pasting triggers, aliases, timers and so on.

This example shows how to go about using that.

Create a trigger in the trigger configuration list:

Close the trigger window, and then in the trigger *list* window you will see a "copy" button. Click that:

On your clipboard is now a copy of the trigger in XML format, like this:


<triggers> <trigger custom_colour="2" enabled="y" group="eat_drink" match="You are thirsty." name="thirst_trigger" sequence="100" > <send>get flask bag drink flask put flask bag</send> </trigger> </triggers>

You can now paste that into a different MUSHclient world, or email it to someone, paste it into a plugin, or post it onto the forum.


- Nick Gammon

www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com
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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (23,019 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #1 on Tue 17 Apr 2007 07:42 AM (UTC)

Amended on Wed 19 Aug 2009 04:07 AM (UTC) by Nick Gammon

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Template:pasting For advice on how to copy the above, and paste it into MUSHclient, please see Pasting XML.

- Nick Gammon

www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com
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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (23,019 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #2 on Sun 18 May 2008 09:33 PM (UTC)

Amended on Sun 18 May 2008 09:35 PM (UTC) by Nick Gammon

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Also be aware that if you are posting triggers (or aliases/timers) onto this forum, and using Forum Codes, then you need to be aware that the forum converts certain formatting sequences (like [i] for italics, [quote] for quoting, and [code] for code sequences). If you use such things in your trigger/timer/alias they will be mis-displayed.

To avoid this, if you are posting on the forum you should "escape" out square brackets and backslashes. Fortunately MUSHclient gives you a menu item to do just that. See the Edit menu -> Convert Clipboard Forum Codes (Shift+Ctrl+Alt+Q).

So, for posting on the forum do this:


  • Copy the trigger/alias/timer using the Copy button
  • Close the world configuration dialog, so you can use the normal MUSHclient menus
  • Press Shift+Ctrl+Alt+Q to convert Forum Codes - you will get a dialog confirming how many were converted (it might be zero)
  • In your forum posting, type [code]
  • Paste in the converted trigger/alias/timer
  • In your forum posting, type [/code]
  • You are done!


The forum automatically detects the word "[code]" in posts, and turns Forum Codes on for you, so you don't need to manually do it.

The use of Forum Codes, in particular the [code] ... [/code] tag sequence is recommended, as that preserves the spacing of the original. Thus the trigger above, when posted to the forum, should look like this:


[code]
<triggers>
  <trigger
   custom_colour="2"
   enabled="y"
   group="eat_drink"
   match="You are thirsty."
   name="thirst_trigger"
   sequence="100"
  >
  <send>get flask bag
drink flask
put flask bag</send>
  </trigger>
</triggers>
[/code]


You will only see the forum codes when you make or edit the post, when the post is displayed they disappear because they are being acted upon by the forum.

- Nick Gammon

www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com
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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (23,019 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #3 on Sun 18 May 2008 09:40 PM (UTC)
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Note also that because the XML code needs to distinguish between tags like <send> in the trigger, and your possible use of the word "<send>" inside your trigger text, it needs to convert the following:


  • > becomes &gt;
  • < becomes &lt;
  • & becomes &amp;


This conversion is not a bug. If you subsequently paste the copied item back into MUSHclient (see http://mushclient.com/pasting) then they will be converted back.

- Nick Gammon

www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com
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