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deleteJournal is considered obsolete and is only kept for backwards compatibility. Please see the documentation for the system variable JIndex for example snippets.

The deleteJournal command forgets the contents of the journal from the last read line (inclusive) and everything above so that it cannot be found using scanJournal.

Here is how the example works: Since it happens quite often that several entries get written into the journal between two checks you should scan more than just the first line of the journal. 10 lines is a very good value to make sure you don't miss any new journal text. You must use deleteJournal to mark the text you have already processed so that it does not get interpreted multiple times.

Imagine you manage to say "Hail" three times in a very short time. The example script finds the first "Hail" on line 3, says "Farewell" and forgets line 3 and everything above (because line 3 was the last line read by scanJournal). As the For loop proceeds it will find the other two "Hails" and react as intended.

The very perceptive reader might be asking himself/herself why you cannot just specify the line number as a parameter of deleteJournal. To answer that question, imagine that the journal gets two new entries right when script execution is between scanJournal and deleteJournal. So when the script recognizes the first "Hail" on line 3 and says the "Farewell", line 1 and 2 get moved up by two lines (because of those two new journal entries) and are now on line 3 and 4 which would then be ignored by "deleteJournal 3". That is why deleteJournal determines itself which line is to be ignored.


for %i 10 1
 scanJournal %i
 if hail in #journal
   msg Farewell$

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  • Client commands are used to send information to the Ultima Online client in order to perform an action or effect some change.
chooseSkill Reads the current skill value/lock status for a specific skill
click Clicks at a specific position in the UO client
cmpPix Compares a current pixel to a previously saved pixel
contPos Moves the active topmost gump to a new position
deleteJournal Forgets the contents of the journal buffer
findItem Finds items, monsters, players, NPCs based on object ID or object type
getShopInfo Retrieves information from the client about the currently shown top entry on a shopping gump
getUOTitle Gets the text on the title bar of the client
hideItem Removes an items graphic from the client
ignoreItem Removes items from the list searched by findItem
key Sends a key-stroke to the client
move Moves the character to a specified location
msg Sends a string to the client as keystrokes
nextCPos Denotes where the next opened container/gump will open
onHotKey Performs a line of code if a specific key is pressed
savePix Saves the color of a pixel in a specified location
setShopItem Sets the number of items to purchase given by ID
setUOTitle Sets the text on the title bar of the client
scanJournal Scans the users journal and stores the string for examination
sleep Waits a specified amount of time
target Waits for a target cursor to appear
terminate Terminates the current client
uoXL Start/manage clients
wait Waits a specified amount of time