Send response to all clients except sender


Question

To send something to all clients, you use:

io.sockets.emit('response', data);

To receive from clients, you use:

socket.on('cursor', function(data) {
  ...
});

How can I combine the two so that when recieving a message on the server from a client, I send that message to all users except the one sending the message?

socket.on('cursor', function(data) {
  io.sockets.emit('response', data);
});

Do I have to hack it around by sending the client-id with the message and then checking on the client-side or is there an easier way?

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211
8/11/2017 1:50:03 AM

Accepted Answer

Here is my list (updated for 1.0):

// sending to sender-client only
socket.emit('message', "this is a test");

// sending to all clients, include sender
io.emit('message', "this is a test");

// sending to all clients except sender
socket.broadcast.emit('message', "this is a test");

// sending to all clients in 'game' room(channel) except sender
socket.broadcast.to('game').emit('message', 'nice game');

// sending to all clients in 'game' room(channel), include sender
io.in('game').emit('message', 'cool game');

// sending to sender client, only if they are in 'game' room(channel)
socket.to('game').emit('message', 'enjoy the game');

// sending to all clients in namespace 'myNamespace', include sender
io.of('myNamespace').emit('message', 'gg');

// sending to individual socketid
socket.broadcast.to(socketid).emit('message', 'for your eyes only');
791
7/16/2016 4:41:28 PM

From the @LearnRPG answer but with 1.0:

 // send to current request socket client
 socket.emit('message', "this is a test");

 // sending to all clients, include sender
 io.sockets.emit('message', "this is a test"); //still works
 //or
 io.emit('message', 'this is a test');

 // sending to all clients except sender
 socket.broadcast.emit('message', "this is a test");

 // sending to all clients in 'game' room(channel) except sender
 socket.broadcast.to('game').emit('message', 'nice game');

 // sending to all clients in 'game' room(channel), include sender
 // docs says "simply use to or in when broadcasting or emitting"
 io.in('game').emit('message', 'cool game');

 // sending to individual socketid, socketid is like a room
 socket.broadcast.to(socketid).emit('message', 'for your eyes only');

To answer @Crashalot comment, socketid comes from:

var io = require('socket.io')(server);
io.on('connection', function(socket) { console.log(socket.id); })

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