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How do I ignore only lines containing the exact phrase "This is text" in a channel?

should I do:

/ignore -word this is text


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/ignore -regexp -pattern "This is text" *
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This almost correct, but just a comment, if you want to ignore things just on one channel, use /ignore -regexp -pattern "this is text" #channel – Jasmo May 20 at 11:37

First, I encourage you to look at the below link as the following is formatted a bit strangely due to markdown.

Taken from

  1. Ignoring

    10.1 Manual ignoring

    Irssi's ignoring options should be enough for everyone :)

    /IGNORE [-regexp | -word] [-pattern ] [-replies] [-except] [-channels ] <^levels>

    -regexp: is a regular expression

    -word: must match to full words

    -pattern: must match to the message's text

    -replies: Ignore replies to nick in channels. For example "/IGNORE -replies !@*.fi PUBLIC" ignores everyone from Finland, but also anyone sending message "tofinnishnick: blahblah". -except: DON'T ignore -channels: Ignore only in channels : Either a nick mask or list of channels : List of levels to ignore <^levels>: List of levels to NOT ignore (/ignore -except nick notices = /ignore nick ^notices)


    /IGNORE without any arguments displays list of ignores.

    The best match always wins, so you can have:


so, really, you can use /IGNORE -regexp <regex goes here> *!*@* <level> or /IGNORE -word <word goes here> *!*@* <level>

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What does *!*@* <level> do. thanks – justintime Sep 9 '13 at 1:19
This answer is just plain wrong – Orwellophile Nov 6 '13 at 4:21
@Orwellophile i took it directly from the irssi docs, there's no way its wrong. – Thomas Ross Sep 5 '14 at 12:12
@Th0masR0ss the examples underneath "/IGNORE -regexp <regex goes here> !*@ <level>" and "/IGNORE -word <word goes here> !*@ <level>" are wrong, sorry I can't provide corrections as I haven't used irssi since writing that comment – Orwellophile Oct 15 '14 at 13:08

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