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Log last N lines with irssi in real time

I am very new to irssi (and IRC in general), and I have the need to log only the last N number of lines from irssi to a text file, but I can't find any information on how to do something like that - ...
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ZNC - show last x lines when attaching a channel

In znc by default when you attach a channel "buffer playback" shows everything (or nearly everything) people had written when it was detached. I don't like this behaviour and I'd like it to show just ...
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Pidgin notification if a certain word is said

Is there a way to get a notification everytime a certain word is mentioned in any chat? I am logged in into an IRC chat and I would like to be notified everytime someone logs in into the room coming ...
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How do I search the buffer for nicknames in WeeChat

It is normally possible to search within the buffer's messages with the key combination ctrl-r. How does one search for a message with a specific sender? For example, the messages sent by the nickname ...
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Aggregate ZNC logs

I have ZNC set up, and I'm trying to get logging to create a single aggregate log file for a channel. I can get the channel to generate logs, however, they're broken down by day, and I can't seem to ...
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How to get IRC users list over an entire server

I'm searching for a command like /names but on the whole server. Is this possible ? And after that, is it possible to know on which channels is connected a user ? Thank you!
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Does IRC have user-modes that are channel specific, especially for away status?

I'm writing an IRC bot that hangs out in lots of channels, but in some of those channels I want to mark the bot as muted/away/quiet. I've done this via code - stopping the bot sending messages to ...
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chrooting ngIRCd on Debian

I am wanting to set up an IRC server on a Linode instance. I'm a bit nervous about the IRCd being a possible attack vector on the system. So in addition to using a non-standard connection port, I want ...
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Is there a “conventional” method of preventing nickname highlighting

Every once and a while I want to mention someone without bothering them. I usually use nick/name or something similar to convey the name without triggering a notification by their client. Is there a ...
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How do I put a python bot onto an IRC server?

I'm using the bot found here. There aren't really many instructions, and I want to know how I can upload it to a server and make it interact with me/people, etc.
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How to use Freenode's webIRC client?

I'm having trouble using Freenode's webIRC client: I don't use IRC often, but I seem to recall we could actually chat with folks. But the webIRC seems to be missing an input box to type in. I'm ...
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Email error on #android-dev irc channel

I try to register my email and password and it tells me this, <devon.west@outlook.com> is not a valid email address. That is the only email I have. Why am I getting the error message?
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How to make ZNC replay what previously happened on the channel when I reconnect from a client?

I just set up ZNC and would like to, whenever connecting, grab the previous history of any channels I rejoin, with some exceptions. I'm using ZNC 1.4 and I have loosely followed this ...
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Cannot get HexChat to connect to IRC?

So, I am trying to get IRC up and running on my Windows-7 machine. I have installed HexChat as a 'normal' install. Here are the screen shots showing step 1, step 2, and the screen that shows while it ...
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Serving irssi log files over local network with Lighttpd

I wish to use Lighttpd to serve some Irssi log files over a local network - [for my own private use]. Irssi can't write to /var/www/, and I don't think changing permissions is the 'right' way to do ...
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IRC (or weechat in particular): how to prevent accidental text input

So a couple of times my current IRC channel has had terminal commands (e.g. ls) accidentally entered, resulting in a few comments. Is there a way, either in IRC clients in general, or my current ...
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Unable to log in to IRC servers in Linux Mint 14

I'm trying to connect to an IRC server in Linux Mint 14, but am not having any luck. XChat will report that I am connected to the server and will try to log in, but this simply times out. I've tried ...
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Using IRC as a server management tool?

When I was visiting a small development house a few years back they used an IRC channel to monitor events on their servers e.g. build server, mail server, http server and specific processes like shell ...
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Controling many windows in irssi (tabs groups?)

I usually have like 40-50 channels opened among 15-20 different networks. It's really difficult to control them all, so do you have any tips what to do to make it easier? Maybe some extentions? I also ...
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Setting up an IRC server with persistent chat history and timestamps on Raspbian?

I have bought a Raspberry Pi which I intend to use as a 24/7 IRC server, probably using IRCD-Hybrid. Ideally, this server would have a persistent chat history (where new people joining the channel(s?) ...
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mIRC, when I connect on multiple server, then it re-connect to infinity and open new windows

mIRC, when I connect on multiple server, then it re-connect to infinity and open new windows. Can I to stop this re-connect of the script when I have opened server that I want? For example: I ...
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HydraIRC - Save settings between sessions (minimize to system tray)

I recently started using the HydraIRC client and I want the application minimized to the system tray most of the time. I go to Options > Prefs > Advanced > Booleans > Minimize to SysTray and it ...
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Cutting input with cut or awk?

I'm basically trying to parse raw IRC input with a bash script, and I want to grab the messages, and nothing else. An example of what I'm trying to save is :user!~name@host.name PRIVMSG #channel ...
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eggdrop 1.8 “Lost bot / Lost telnet connection”

I'm trying to get my first eggdrop botnet working. I can link all the bots in LAN (using both ipv4 and ipv6 from 1machine) with no problems into the hub/masterbot. The problem is when I try to link ...
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How can I search for text in an IRC channel using Adium?

Adium chat simply doesn't seem to work: The word 'howdy' is on the page - I can see it I hit Edit, Find I search for anything containing 'howdy' The Find dialog makes an angry noise which I ...
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Unable to connect from Unreal IRC Server to Anope IRC Services

I am having some issues getting the link to establish from Unreal IRC Server to Anope IRC Services. I am currently receiving the following error: *** Notice -- No response from ...
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ZNC Broke After Enable TUN/TAP on my VPS

After enabling TUN/TAP via my vps and then disabling (causing restarts to server as well), ZNC will no longer work. ZNC won't start on boot, or manually. Here are the errors: [ !! ] Binding to port ...
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What's the difference between Password and Personal Password, as well as username ad Nickname, in IRC?

I signed up in freenode IRC by registering a Nickname. Now in the Textual IRC client, I see these different options: Nickname, Username, and Personal Password: and Password: What's the ...
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Connection Error with Metro IRC

Upon Downloading Metro IRC I have been having problems with adding a network. http://prntscr.com/2c027a I tried everything possible but it keep's saying that it can't connect. I am trying to connect ...
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Posting a message in weechat starting with a slash

In irssi, if someone was asking how do I register my nickname?, I could respond with / /msg nickserv help register (and have the first /<space> be stripped from the message sent. In weechat, ...
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Connect to an IRC bouncer with Thunderbird?

I would like to set up a bouncer on my rootserver and connect there from my PC, so I will see all messages during the last 30 minutes that I missed when I reconnect to a channel. Is this possible in ...
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List channels with minimum users in WeeChat

I would like to list only channels with specific minimum users. Using /list -min 10 for instance does not work and I don't see how to do it in the weechat user guide.
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How to visually distinguish weechat's active window?

I need to have opened several windows at once, but I often type into a wrong one by mistake. How can I visually distinguish the active window, for example by a background color of the input line (or ...
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bip irc proxy and client disconnects

Currently, a bip instance I've configured connects to the prescribed network(s), and allows a connection from a client through SSL (offering the self-signed cert). However, after connection is ...
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How to set exceptions for instant messenger checks in Kaspersky?

I am running Kaspersky 2012 (sorry cannot upgrade to 2013/14 since my company VPN requires a viruskiller but does not recognize those). I am using ChatZilla to connect to IRC, namely ...
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Direct Link to IRC Server with Double ##

Trying to create a direct link to an IRC channel with double octothorpes (##). Freenode policy dictates off-topic channels require ## before the channel name. This O'Reilly 'hack' post gives solid ...
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With a bot, how do I avoid or handle IRC server MOTD's?

I have an IRC bot written in Python that works fairly well. I think the issue is with my limited knowledge of the IRC protocol, so IRC gurus are particularly welcome here :D When you first connect to ...
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How do I hide Joins/Parts/Quits in Quassel IRC globally?

I discovered that I can right click on any room's buffer and set the various things like Joins, Parts and Quits I want hidden. But I want to set these defaults so that they are active on any room I ...
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IRC Server refusing my connection

/connect bear.freenode.net Irssi: Unable to connect server bear.freenode.net port 6667 [Connection refused] Does this mean I've been kicked out or something? /connect irc.ubuntu.com # Connects ...
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Is there a windows IRC client that supports embedding media

I'm trying to get my team to use an In house IRC client. They want inline pictures. I haven't found a client that supports this yet, and I haven't found a way to add this feature to any client that ...
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How to change/select your nickname for IRC using NickServ

Real beginner with IRC so bear with me. NickServ appears to be some sort of external 'application' that allows you to register and sign into IRCs. To register: /msg nickserv register ...
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XChat does not connect to all channels on startup

I have XChat portable setup to auto connect to around 15 channels on freenode. But on startup it only connects to 7 channels by itself. How can I fix this? It is possible to join more channels ...
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How do I join a second IRC server in Emacs' rcirc?

How do I instruct rcirc to join another IRC server (e.g. irc.mozilla.org), after I've run M-x irc and joined irc.freenode.net? I know how to modify my default servers, but I'd like to dynamically ...
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How do I hide connected/disconnected users in a IRC channel on mirc?

In busy IRC channels there's a lot of connections/disconnections taking place. They are cluttering the IRC chat, how can I turn these messages off?
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Is my school blocking IRC connection?

I am trying to connect to irc.mozilla.org and freenode and I am getting the following messages on weechat IRC client. 14:17:07 weechat | irc: server mozilla created 14:17:15 mozilla | irc: ...
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How to see chat history in IRC channel?

I use XChat . My chat server is: irc.foonetic.net I created a channel for which I have operator privileges. I want all the members who join my channel to navigate through the chat history (much ...
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Whats the safest way to chat on freenode [closed]

In freenode I know my IP is shown making me vulnerable . Whats the best way to access IRC? Is it tor? I am on Windows 7 but if you have Linux specific solution I am open to them too
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Getting a list of the ops for an IRC channel

How do I get a list of ops for an irc channel, and the type of op that they are? I could not find this help on http://www.irchelp.org/irchelp/opguide.html
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Do you get Notifications from Adium IRC on Mac?

Previously I was using LimeChat for my IRC client on Mac and was getting notifications fine. But I started using Adium and notifications don't show up, I have to go to Adium and read the messages. Is ...
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How do I search for channel names in WeeChat?

In the IRC client XChat, it is possible to search for a list of channels in the current connected network. For example, searching for the keyword "python" using Server → Network List on the ...