Set the Special Character for macros (variables)

$macro_char char [email_char]

This command sets a special character to be used instead of '@' in commands and text files to signify a variable name or macro name.  Early versions of CopiaFacts were sometimes difficult to configure to avoid problems with @-signs in e-mail addresses, but this is rarely a problem now.

The first parameter affects the @ sign used as the default expansion character: the second parameter can be used to change the default of ` (accent grave) which applies to all $email_... and $sms_... commands.

The parameters on this command are used as follows:

char one of the characters ` ~ # % ^ & | @
email_char one of the characters ` ~ # % ^ & | @

You should not add this command to CopiaFacts system without careful consideration and planning, especially if it is an already-running system. We strongly advise AGAINST using this command to change the default settings.

All existing CopiaFacts command files (such as CFG, USR, FS and IIF files) may need to be edited to change any existing uses of the standard '@' character. The macro character is used not only by the main COPIAFACTS program but also by many other utilities (such as FFBC, JOBADMIN, etc).  Some of the provided sample scripts are written so that they will only work with the standard settings.

Defaults: @ and ` respectively.

Example:

$macro_char ^