Lumail - The console email client

Lua primitives: alert()

NOTE: Lumail-legacy has been superseded by Lumail 2.x, which has a wholly unified Lua API.

The bottom row of the lumail mail-client is designated as the message area. The msg function may be used to write a line of text to this area.

Unfortunately the message area is pretty transient so important messages are liable to be lost unless the user is paying attention. For this reason the alert primitive was born.

The alert() function will:

For example:

-- Show the message: "Server On Fire"
alert( "Server On Fire!" );

-- As above, but timeout and close the message after 5 seconds.
alert( "You're late", 5 );


This function has been available since version 0.15.

See Also

See also msg.