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Aliases are user set commands that reference other commands so that they do not have to repeat themselves each time they want to use a specific line. As they are preferences, they can be set for widgets also.

How It Works

Each alias has a Match, or trigger, and a Command, or output.


The match is what triggers the alias. A match can either be a command used on the command line or the name of a channel on a server that is triggered when joined.

Commands start with a forwardslash ( / ) followed by the name of the command. The name should not already be taken in Mibbit.

A match that triggers when joining a specific channel is also called an onJoin match. Currently, an onJoin alias only works on the main client. The match follows the following style:


Bear in mind that the first match will trigger, so if you have duplicate matches, only the first will be used. The match is also case insensitive.


If a match triggers, the command section is implemented in the channel that triggers it. The command must be a set of commands. Certain variables and constructs for multiple commands are provided.

COMMAND Variables
  |   (<space>|<space>) Separate multiple commands
# The current channel
$N (Where N is a number) - replace this with the Nth word from the input
$$N Same as above, but if there is no such word, only ignore this command, not the whole alias
$N- replace with all words from N onward (i.e. $3- would take the third word and all following it)
$N-M replace with all words from N to M (i.e. $1-5 would take the first 5 words)
$+ suppress the spaces between variables and following text or other variables
$me Your current nickname
/say Say something on the current channel
$? Causes a prompt asking for information, password, etc.

You can have a .,!? after $me, and you can have a # before any of the $N commands.

Default Aliases

Alias Name Command What It Does
/j /join $1- Smaller command to join channels
/cs /msg ChanServ $1- Message ChanServ with only two letters.
/ns /msg NickServ $1- Message NickServ with only two letters.
/bs /msg BotServ $1- Message BotServ with only two letters.
/ms /msg MemoServ $1- Message MemoServ with only two letters.
/os /msg OperServ $1- Message OperServ with only two letters.
/voice /mode # +v $1 Voice a user/nick
/devoice /mode # -v $1 Remove voice from a user/nick (/unvoice is the same)
/ban /mode # +b $1 Ban a user/hostmask (/ban<space> = show list with unban buttons)
/unban /mode # -b $1 Remove a ban from a user/hostmask (/deban is the same)
/op /mode # +o $1 Give operator status to a user/nick.
/deop /mode # -o $1 Remove operator status from a user/nick (/unop is the same)
/halfop /mode # +h $1 Give half-operator status to a user/nick.
/dehalfop /mode # -h $1 Remove half-operator status from a user/nick (/unhalfop is the same)
/admin /mode # +a $1 Give super-operator status to a user/nick (called Admin on Mibbit, use "/raw admin" for the ircd command)
/deadmin /mode # -a $1 Remove super-operator status from a user/nick (/unadmin is the same)
/owner /mode # +q $1 Give owner status to the user/nick
/deowner /mode # -q $1 Remove owner status from the user/nick (/unowner is the same)

For examples of custom aliases, see Alias/Examples.