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IRC over SSL on Weechat

So I'm trying to see up SSL for IRC through weechat, but have been having issues. I've generated a .pem file for my nick and also have installed the ca-bundle.crt, but keep getting a TLS handshake ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Terminal IRC client with xterm-256color support

irssi doesn't support 256 colors. WeeChat doesn't support 256 colors. BitchX doesn't support 256 colors. And yet vim, my text editor, supports 256 colors. Am I missing a secret fork of one of the ...
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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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Inputting formatted IRC text in Pidgin

What plugin or software is available to use Pidgin's native text formatting system to allow IRC messages to be sent with formatted text?             
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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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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 ...
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How do IRC clients, shells and bouncers work?

let's say I take free shell and start irssi with the nick: nick_test and of course nick stays online 24/7, right? But if I connect with my IRC client, like mIRC or xchat and set my nick to nick_test ...
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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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Using Tor and IRC

How can I use Tor with IRC? I have noticed that some networks block Tor. How true is that? I have a problem with flashing my IP adderss whenever I join a channel. Freenode provides a convenient ...
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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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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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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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How do I “identify with services” on IRC?

I am using irrsi as my irc cilent on ubuntu I have entered "/join #android-dev" in my command window. But I am getting this error message: 22:05 -!- #android-dev Cannot join channel (+r) - you need ...
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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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How does hostname spoofing/customization work on IRC networks?

I've used IRC for a long time and I've seen people with really unique hostnames. I'm wondering how they are able to have those? My theory is that one sets up a server as part of the efnet/freenode ...
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How do I set a default nick for new irssi connections?

When trying to connect to an irc server in irssi, I get the following error: root Erroneous Nickname: Reserved for services I don't know how to change the nickname before the connection is ...
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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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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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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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IRC newbie needs detailed “How To” directions for freenode.net connection with OS X IRC app

Newbie IRC user here. Trying to get connected on freenode.net, preferably with a native Mac OS X client (I'm running 10.6.8), or at least something with a good "OS X feel." Also seeking a client ...
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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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How do I display the last x messages before I joined a channel in irc?

Missing something obvious here but I can't find the answer on google. When I join a channel on IRC is there a way to view the last x messages or are they lost in the ether forever?
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how to hide public ip adress on irc channel

I have public ip address (for example 77.77.77.222). When somebody type /who on irc channel he sees: Linkas@77.77.77.222 How can I hide under a domain? For example Linkas@mydomain.tk
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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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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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Ignore IRC messages based on contents in WeeChat

I'm trying to figure out how to ignore messages in a buffer based on the contents of the message (NOT based on hostmask, user nick, etc.) in WeeChat. Preferably, this would be able to utilize regex, ...
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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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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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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 ...