On 22 Dec 2019 at 09:34p, Analog pondered and said...
What I'm trying to do is have a menu command executed after a period of time of inactivity. But now I'm just simply obsessed with figuring out what exactly the timer is supposed to do.
I have not used it myself but looking back over old whatsnew.txt files I
found this info.
+ New auto-exec hotkey for menu commands: TIMER. An item with the hotkey
of TIMER will automatically execute every X amount of seconds, which is
defined per menu command. This combined with all of the other new
features makes for an amazingly powerful new menu system!
+ Added new menu command -I which sets the menu timer counter to the value
in the optional data field. The menu timer is an internal incrementing
counter used to fire off TIMER commands. It represents the number of
seconds that have passed since the menu was loaded.
+ TIMER commands also have 3 types, configurable per each menu option:
Interval - Always execute at the configured timed interval
OnlyOnce - Execute at interval ONLY ONCE per menu being loaded
PerRedraw - Execute after each menu redraw as per timer interval
That's from Mystic 1.10 notes...
I realise this is a bit late to help but posting it now for completeness. I
was in the middle of replying to this when visiting family arrived to stay
with us for Christmas... so just getting back to some BBS stuff today 26/12
--- Mystic BBS v1.12 A43 2019/03/03 (Windows/32)
* Origin: Agency BBS | Dunedin, New Zealand | agency.bbs.nz (21:1/101)