# $EPIC: newnick.txt,v 1.3 2007/02/27 04:57:37 jnelson Exp $
This script implements the nickname fudging facility that previously was built in to the client.
Whenever the client requires of you a new nickname, if set auto_new_nick is OFF, then you will be prompted for a new nickname. If it is ON, then the next nickname in set auto_new_nick_list will be selected. If that list is empty or all of the nicknames have been exhausted, then the nickname is mangled by adding the single character of set auto_new_nick_char. Once that nickname reaches set auto_new_nick_length characters, it is rotated, by moving the final character in the nick to the start.
Eventually, the script will find a nickname that isn't in use, without requiring any manual intervention.
The auto-new-nick feature first appeared in epic2pre3. This script was written by blackjac and first appeared in epic5-0.0.6.