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Description of MUSHclient world function: world.GetAlias

Name GetAlias
Type Method
Summary Gets details about an alias
Prototype long GetAlias(BSTR AliasName, VARIANT* MatchText, VARIANT* ResponseText, VARIANT* Parameter, VARIANT* Flags, VARIANT* ScriptName);

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Gets details about the specified alias name.

See AddAlias for a description of the meanings of the fields.

This function does not appear to work when using Jscript or PerlScript, so if you are using those languages you should see GetAliasInfo instead. See below for how it works with Lua.

VBscript example
dim alname
dim almatch
dim alresponse
dim alparameter
dim alflags
dim alscriptname
dim iStatus

iStatus = world.getalias (alname, almatch, alresponse, _
              alparameter, alflags, alscriptname)
Jscript example
// Use GetAliasInfo when using Jscript
PerlScript example
# Use GetAliasInfo when using PerlScript
Python example
# Use GetAliasInfo when using Python
Lua example
local iStatus
local almatch
local alresponse
local alflags
local alscriptname

iStatus, almatch, alresponse, alflags, alscriptname  =
   GetAlias ("myalias")

print (iStatus, almatch, alresponse, alflags, alscriptname)
Lua notes
Lua does not let you call by reference, however it can return multiple results.

Thus GetAlias is implemented to return the various fields as a multiple-return result, as shown in the example above.

The field Parameter is deprecated and thus not returned.
Returns eInvalidObjectLabel: The alias name is not valid
eAliasNotFound: The named alias does not exist
eOK: completed OK

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See also ...

Function Description
AddAlias Adds an alias
DeleteAlias Deletes an alias
EnableAlias Enables or disables an alias
GetAliasInfo Gets details about an alias
GetAliasList Gets the list of aliases
IsAlias Tests to see if an alias exists

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