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MQ2Timestamp Inserts a timestamp into incoming chat.

You can find the latest version of MQ2Clip here.


Usage: /timestamp

help - displays usage information
on/off - enables/disables timestamps
reload - reloads the ini file
default - resets your format to default(only changeable via ini)
format - sets your timestamp format to
loc - sets timestamp location: 0-append, 1-prepend
maxlen - sets the maximum length of parsed timestamp.

Will toggle on/off with no arguments

INI Entries

  • The config section is optional.
  • It lets you overwrite the hard coded defaults.

MaxLength=<maximum length of formatted time to be returned
UseTimestamps=< greater than 0 is on, 0 or less is off >

  • Default will overwrite the hardcoded default of "" with Format.
  • MaxLength will trim the timestamp to this value.
  • UseTimestamps, nuff said :p
  • The custom timestamps are stored in server sections by character.
  • \[Server\]
  • Character=Loc,Format
  • Server, Character shouldn't require explanation
  • Loc indicates where the timestamp will be added to chat.
  • 0 appends the timestamp and 1 will prepend it.
  • Format is the custom timestamp for that character.

Sample MQ2Timestamp.ini



  • Format reference: Format consists of one or more codes.
  • The codes are preceded by a percent sign \(%\).
  • Characters that do not begin with % are copied unchanged.
  • %a - Abbreviated weekday name

%A - Full weekday name

%b - Abbreviated month name

%B - Full month name

%c - Date and time representation appropriate for locale

%d - Day of month as decimal number (01 – 31)

%H - Hour in 24-hour format (00 – 23)

%I - Hour in 12-hour format (01 – 12)

%j - Day of year as decimal number (001 – 366)

%m - Month as decimal number (01 – 12)

%M - Minute as decimal number (00 – 59)

%p - Current locale's A.M./P.M. indicator for 12-hour clock

%S - Second as decimal number (00 – 59)

%U - Week of year as decimal number, with Sunday as first day of week (00 – 53)

%w - Weekday as decimal number (0 – 6; Sunday is 0)

%W - Week of year as decimal number, with Monday as first day of week (00 – 53)

%x - Date representation for current locale

%X - Time representation for current locale

%y - Year without century, as decimal number (00 – 99)

%Y - Year with century, as decimal number

%z, %Z - Time-zone name or abbreviation; no characters if time zone is unknown

%% - Percent sign

Special formating:
%#c - Long date and time representation, appropriate for current locale. For example: "Tuesday, March 14, 1995, 12:41:29".
%#x - Long date representation, appropriate to current locale. For example: "Tuesday, March 14, 1995".
%#d, %#H, %#I, %#j, %#m, %#M, \
%#S, %#U, %#w, %#W, %#y, %#Y - Remove leading zeros (if any).