# $EPIC: mid.txt,v 1.2 2006/08/01 05:15:58 sthalik Exp $
$mid(<start> <length> <text>)
This function extracts a substring from a string. This can be used to strip out the first few characters of a function, or to get a field from a fixed-format string. Although ircII lets you specify a negative value for <length> to get the “rest” of the string, EPIC does not. If you need to get the “rest” of a string, use the $rest() function.
A copy of a portion of <text>
$mid(4 4 hello there) returns "o th" $mid(7 100 this is a long string) returns " a long string" $mid(7 -1 this is a long string) returns ""
This function first appeared in ircII.