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MessageList

MessageList[n]
is a global object assigned to be a list of the names of messages generated during the processing of the n^(th) input line.
  • Only messages that are actually output are included in the list MessageList[n].
  • The message names in the list are wrapped with HoldForm.
  • MessageList[n] includes messages generated both by built-in functions and by explicit invocations of Message.
Get any messages that were generated by the previous output:
There were no messages produced in the previous command:
Now the command that gave the message is the third previous command:
Get a list of all the messages that were generated in a session:
Get any messages that were generated by the previous output:
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There were no messages produced in the previous command:
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Now the command that gave the message is the third previous command:
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Get a list of all the messages that were generated in a session:
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