Skype supports sed substitution syntax!!
Skype has always appeared to me as the real end-user application… something you have to accept to reach certain users. It’s nicely designed but it’s too proprietary.
But hold on, Skype actually tried a standard… sed!
Sed is this old command-line tool that Unix command-line hackers use to create pipelines of text-transformation. It has a very cryptic language but, combined with some other, has a huge power.
Basically in skype chat you can modify your last post if no-one else posted using the syntax “s/source/target/”. Typically, that helps to modify errors but it can really surprise the chat-members.
Such power was, to my knowledge, only available in sed or in very advanced IRC tools such as Scribe.
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