# $EPIC: idle.txt,v 1.2 2006/08/01 03:40:36 sthalik Exp $
This returns your “idle time”, which is measured by the number of seconds since you last pressed a key, which is what we consider “not idle”. Use $idle() instead of $E if you want to be laterally compatible with standard ircII. Note that the client's idle time is different than the server's idle time, which is typically measured in the number of seconds since you last sent a PRIVMSG to somebody.
This function first appeared in ircII-2.8.7
The number of seconds since your last keypress.