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Slash commands


Displays the value of a global variable

/dump value


Aliases Edit

None


Arguments Edit

value
The name of the global variable, table value, or function result you wish to show.


Example Edit

/dump MAX_CHARACTER_NAME_BYTES
Dump: MAX_CHARACTER_NAME_BYTES
MAX_CHARACTER_NAME_BYTES=48
/dump SlashCmdList
Dump: SlashCmdList
SlashCmdList={
 GUILD_MOTD=<function>,
 FOLLOW=<function>,
 (28 more lines follow, not shown in this example)
 <skipped 57>
}
/dump ChatTypeGroup["CHANNEL"]
Dump: value=ChatTypeGroup["CHANNEL"]
[1]={
 [1]="CHAT_MESSAGE_JOIN",
 [2]="CHAT_MESSAGE_LEAVE",
 [3]="CHAT_MESSAGE_NOTICE",
 [4]="CHAT_MESSAGE_NOTICE_USER",
 [5]="CHAT_MESSAGE_LIST",
}
/dump UnitName("player")
Dump: UnitName("player")
[1]="Shalune"
/dump
Dump: value=
empty result
/dump NOTAVALIDNAME
Dump: NOTAVALIDNAME
NOTAVALIDNAME=nil,
empty result


Notes Edit

Added in patch 3.2
This utilizes the new Blizzard_DebugTools interface.
Output is color coded for easier reading
Tables display up to 30 values, the rest are skipped and a message is shown.
Prior to patch 3.2a, /dump compiled and executed its argument as secure code, thereby permitting arbitrary code to be run in secure mode. This led to widespread use of "dump macro" exploits to circumvent the Blizzard addon secure code restrictions. The command was fixed via urgent client patch 3.2a and is no longer exploitable in this way.
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