ovelayer commented on a Page, Tinyurl link shortening alias  -  Mar 09, 2013

thank you for answering my email ford..
when i try to use this with the news tracker script
i get this error
-NT Unknown command
thanks for your time!

FordLawnmower  -  Mar 09, 2013

pastebin the code for me, as it is now and I will look at it.

ovelayer  -  Mar 09, 2013
FordLawnmower  -  Mar 09, 2013

Sorry , I wanted the script with the tinyurl script added so I can see where the error is coming from.

ovelayer  -  Mar 09, 2013

ah well i found out i was getting the nt error because i did not add your alias to the actual script was trying to add it under the alias tab..
but i added to the script and placed the shrinklinks infront of the msg parts but i still cant seem to get it working
here is what i have done

FordLawnmower  -  Mar 09, 2013

It looks fine. I just updated the code to what I'm using. Please try that and let me know : http://www.hawkee.com/snippet/7005/

fungi  -  Jun 14, 2013

I'm new to mIRC scripts. I added this script to Aliases and Remote. However, repeating the /shrinklinks command with the parameters you specified gave me nothing (Shrinklinks unknown command). I tried many other scripts and failed every time. What am I missing?

FordLawnmower  -  Jun 14, 2013

@fungi This alias is designed to be placed in the script you want to use it in, so it's a local alias.
If you want to call the alias from outside the snippet, just change line 2 from :

alias -l shrinklinks {


alias shrinklinks {
fungi  -  Jun 15, 2013

I tried almost a dozen variations, loading it in remote, aliases, restarting mIRC and trying the code suggestions. Maybe I'm not using it right: I copied the code above, removed " -l" on line 2 and typed "/shrinklinks http://www.google.com" in the channel I was in. It still didn't return a tinyurl. Is this script indeed supposed to shorten urls while in chat, or was it maybe designed for other purposes and I'm just understanding/using it wrong?

FordLawnmower  -  Jun 16, 2013

@fungi You're not following the instructions.

Lets say the message line is this.
msg #channelname Here is your crazy link - %crazylink
You would just change this to
ShrinkLinks msg #channelname Here is your crazy link - %crazylink

You have to send the ShrinkLinks alias output information in the first two tokens.
This is made to use inside a script , but it is possible to use this in normal chat.

//shrinklinks msg # Check out this link http://www.google.com

Both slashes are needed for this to work //shrinklinks , not /shrinklinks.

You could also add a alias to the end of the script.
Just hit ctrl+end to get to the bottom of the script.
Press [enter] to add a new line.
And paste in this alias.

alias tinysend { shrinklinks msg # $$1- }

Then just save the script.

You will now be able to type /tinysend message containing links here.

If you still need help , come to irc.geekshed.net #Script-Help

FordLawnmower  -  Jun 17, 2013

@fungi This snippet was actually broken. It's updated and working again.

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