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I would like to be able to search like this:

/window list | grep ruby

I have installed grep.pl to do so, but it still fails. The syntax says to do

/GREP [-i] [-w] [-v] [-F] <perl-regexp> <command to run>

But even typing /grep gives "Unknown command" in irssi.

What is a good way to find the number for specific channels? I keep on losing track of their numbers and typing /join #fullchannel name is often long and I often forget if the channel uses 1 or 2 #-symbols.

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First off, make sure the script is loaded correctly by doing:

/script load grep


/script load autorun/grep

(if the grep.pl file is in your autorun directory)

Then, here is the proper command:

/grep ruby /window list
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I blush! I ran /script load grep.pl, instead of /script load autorun/grep.pl! Thanks :) –  ujjain Jun 12 '11 at 14:56
No problem, glad to help! –  Wuffers Jun 12 '11 at 14:58
Does not work for me when trying to search for a channel: "/GREP foo /list" –  Clustermagnet Mar 11 '13 at 20:19

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