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  1. Minecraft: Java Edition
  2. MC-69822

Command help strings and feedback say "player" when entities are applicable as well


    • Icon: Bug Bug
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Minecraft 18w03b
    • Minecraft 1.8-pre3, Minecraft 1.8, Minecraft 1.8.3, Minecraft 1.8.6, Minecraft 15w40b, Minecraft 1.10.2, Minecraft 16w33a, Minecraft 16w43a, Minecraft 1.12 Pre-Release 6, Minecraft 1.12.1
    • Confirmed

      The bug

      Many commands which used to work with players only were changed to now work with all entities, however their help strings and feedback still uses the world "player".

      Affected translations with suggested fix

      Based on this comment

      commands.effect.usage=/effect <entity> <effect> [seconds] [amplifier] [hideParticles] OR /effect <entity> clear
      commands.enchant.usage=/enchant <entity> <enchantment ID> [level]
      commands.kill.usage=/kill [entity]
      commands.tp.usage=/tp [target entity] <destination entity> OR /tp [target entity] <x> <y> <z> [<yaw> <pitch>]
      commands.tp.notSameDimension=Unable to teleport because entities are not in the same dimension
      commands.scoreboard.players.set.usage=/scoreboard players set <entity> <objective> <score> [dataTag]
      commands.scoreboard.players.add.usage=/scoreboard players add <entity> <objective> <count> [dataTag]
      commands.scoreboard.players.remove.usage=/scoreboard players remove <entity> <objective> <count> [dataTag]
      commands.scoreboard.players.reset.usage=/scoreboard players reset <entity> [objective]
      commands.scoreboard.players.reset.success=Reset scores of entity %s
      commands.scoreboard.players.resetscore.success=Reset score %s of entity %s
      commands.scoreboard.players.list.count=Showing %s tracked entities on the scoreboard:
      commands.scoreboard.players.list.empty=There are no tracked entities on the scoreboard
      commands.scoreboard.players.list.player.empty=Entity %s has no scores recorded
      commands.scoreboard.players.test.usage=/scoreboard players test <entity> <objective> <min> [max]
      commands.scoreboard.players.tag.usage=/scoreboard players tag <entity> <add|remove|list> <tagName> [dataTag]
      commands.scoreboard.teams.list.entry=- %1$s: '%2$s' has %3$s members
      commands.scoreboard.teams.list.player.count=Showing %s member(s) in team %s:
      commands.scoreboard.teams.list.player.empty=Team %s has no members
      commands.scoreboard.teams.empty.alreadyEmpty=Team %s is already empty, cannot remove nonexistant members
      commands.scoreboard.teams.empty.success=Removed all %s member(s) from team %s
      commands.scoreboard.teams.join.usage=/scoreboard teams join <team> [entity]
      commands.scoreboard.teams.join.success=Added %s member(s) to team %s: %s
      commands.scoreboard.teams.join.failure=Could not add %s member(s) to team %s: %s
      commands.scoreboard.teams.leave.usage=/scoreboard teams leave [entity]
      commands.scoreboard.teams.leave.success=Removed %s member(s) from their teams: %s
      commands.scoreboard.teams.leave.failure=Could not remove %s member(s) from their teams: %s
      commands.testfor.usage=/testfor <entity> [dataTag]
      commands.spreadplayers.usage=/spreadplayers <x> <z> <spreadDistance> <maxRange> <respectTeams true|false> <entity ...>
      commands.spreadplayers.spreading.players=Spreading %s entities %s blocks around %s,%s (min %s blocks apart)
      commands.spreadplayers.success.players=Successfully spread %s entities around %s,%s
      commands.spreadplayers.info.players=(Average distance between entities is %s blocks apart after %s iterations)
      commands.spreadplayers.failure.players=Could not spread %s entities around %s,%s (too many players for space - try using spread of at most %s)


      The error message "You must specify which player you wish to perform this action on." (commands.generic.player.unspecified) which appears for example when you use only /kill without an entity argument in the command block does not fit always either.

      Some commands like /effect or /enchant only work with entities being a subclass of EntityLivingBase. Therefor something like "mob" might fit better for those commands.

      The selector @r now works with entities if you provide the type argument. Therefor the help text "Use "@r" to target random player" (advMode.randomPlayer) in the command block GUI is not correct anymore. Changing it to "entity" might however be misleading as well because the selector without the type argument will only pick random players.

      As suggested the help for /kill should not use the pipe character to not cause confusion because for example /replaceitem <block|entity> acts differently when you provide "block" compared to when you provide "entity" as argument value.

            grum [Mojang] Grum (Erik Broes)
            redstonehelper [Mod] redstonehelper
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