Synchronet v3.19b-Win32 (install) has been released (Jan-2022).

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The system's auto-message, if set, is displayed to users automatically, during logon to the terminal server.

Auto-messages are short (maximum 3 line) messages with no context (e.g. no reply/threading ability) and are generally used for announcements, shout-outs or advertisements.

Only a single auto-message can exist at a time; each new auto-message will over-write the current auto-message.

Users with the 'W' restriction are not allowed to write an auto-message.

Users with the 'A' exemption are allowed to write anonymous auto-messages.

Sysops can delete an auto-message without writing a new one.

The JavaScript source code for the stock auto-message modules is in exec/automsg.js.

The module behavior can be customized via the [automsg] section in the ctrl/modopts.ini file:

Option Default Description
prompt text.dat AutoMsg User command prompt
sysop_prompt See automsg.js Sysop command prompt
intro ““\r\nMaximum of 3 lines:\r\n” Introduction when writing
header_fmt text.dat AutoMsgBy Header of auto-message text
user_fmt ”%s %d“ Message author name and number
line_fmt ” > %.79s\r\n“ Format of message line
max_line_len 76 Maximum line length
backup_level 10 Number of old auto-messages to retain (set to false or 0 to disable)

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