Irssi is an IRC-client for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. It works through a TUI (Terminal User Interface), and is highly customizable.

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Reattaching screen (having irssi running) forces window resize

Whenever I reattach to my detached screen (containing Irssi), my Putty screen is resized to something it has been at startup. If I change the window size after this, detach the screen and resize it ...
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irssi tries to join #python before sending the identify message

I am starting off with irssi here and have a small setup trying to connect to a few channels on freenode. I have the following in my chatnets directive in my .irssi/config Freenode = { type = ...
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Get the names of users to display in irssi window?

By default I can't see the names of the people in the chat unless I do /names. How can I always have the names displayed, on the right of the screen?
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Irssi for Windows adding beep when reply is made?

There have been several tutorials on how to do this, but none of them are for Windows... I got the settings all correct, and /beep works, but there is no sound, and I can't find any way to get it to ...
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UTF-8 Not Working in PuTTY when using SSH Remote command

So. I am using PuTTY to connect to a remote server that has an irssi client running for me constantly through tmux. Connecting to the server, and typing "tmux attach" works fine and everything works ...
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tmux: Link panes?

Is it possible to do this? I've got a window 'dev' with several panes in it. One of those windows is an irssi process. Is it possible to make that same irssi process appear in window 'play' as another ...
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irssi “Terminal doesn't support cursor movement”

I'm trying to run irssi under cygwin and it gives me this error: $ irssi Terminal doesn't support cursor movement Can't initialize screen handling, quitting. You can still use the dummy mode with -d ...
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IRSSI /list Considered Harmful

When I type /list in IRSSI, it says: Irssi: Doing this is not a good idea. Add -YES option to command if you really mean it Why is it not a good idea?
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How do I search in lists with irssi?

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> ...
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$HOME is forgotten only when a remote SSHed “screen” session is detached

Whenever I detach my remote "screen" session and ctrl a-c a new window, it opens the new window with "/" as the PWD. Another extremely annoying problem is that whenever the "screen" session is ...
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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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irssi cannot connect to IRC servers (cygwin)

I would like to be a more active user of IRSSI as I am not a big fan of either Pidgin, XChat or mIRC, having used all of them for over a year. Unfortunately Irssi seems to be unable to connect to ...
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Running nicklist with irssi using screen inside tmux?

I try to run the nicklist addon with irssi using screen inside tmux but strangely :) it doesn't work and I get the input on top of the screen. Is it possible to run nicklist when you are on tmux?
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View a nick's idle time in /whois info on irssi

On most IRC clients, doing /whois on a nick will display their idle time. However, irssi does not show this. Is there any way to make it show the idle time?
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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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Tor + Irssi (Ubuntu 10.10)

I am trying to get Tor working with Irssi. The directions at the bottom of this page Freenode Install Link say to :~/.irssi$ tor MapAddress 10.40.40.40 p4fsi4ockecnea7l.onion Feb 12 04:26:51.101 ...
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IRSSI screen_away.py script refuses to work

I am using the screen_away.py script in IRSSI and it just refuses to work. I have tried restarting, reloading and I'm stuck... any help?!
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irssi grep some pattern on history

I'm new to irssi and I couldn't figure out one feature (or task). I know I can use Page+Up/Down to scroll back and forth on the chat history. I also know I can use /lastlog to dump the whole chat ...
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Log highlighted lines to window in irssi

I usually keep an irssi session running on my server at all times. Often times it also takes me quite a while between remembering that I in fact have it running. Therefore I'd like to know if ...
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Ignore certain nicknames with irssi?

Is there any way to ignore certain nicks with Irssi?
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irssi in screen reconnecting to servers when ssh connection lost

I have irssi running in screen, and I connect to it via ssh (with PuTTY). When I unexpectedly lose my ssh connection, if irssi was the active screen window, upon reconnecting/reattaching, it often ...
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Display time in irssi in 12-hour format

In the irssi IRC client, the time and timestamps are displayed by default in 24-hour format. Is there any way to get it to default to 12-hour format?
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Using irssi, is there a way to copy URLs so I can open them in elinks?

I know there is another question about this (hopefully the one I saw is the only one) but mine is a little different. Using irssi from the command line (without X), is there a way to copy and paste ...
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How can I ignore all JOINS, PARTS from all but a few channels?

On the freenode network I want to ignore ALL joins, parts EXCEPT in channels #foo and #bar. What would be the syntax for this? I tried: /ignore -except #foo, #bar JOINS PARTS QUITS I also tried ...
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Catch highlights and URLs in new windows

In irssi, I want all highlights and all URLs to be catched into two separate windows. I.e., when another user highlights me, that message will also appear in a new/other window together with a ...
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Change the foreground color of statusbars in irssi?

I've changed the terminal colors and now irssi statusbars have white text on light blue background. I would like to change the foreground color of the irssi statusbars to black but can't figure out ...
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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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Irssi prevent logging joins/quits

I use Irssi's autolog feature, but I'm tired of filling up my logs on relatively quiet channels with joins and quits. I've read the documentation for autologging, and I suspect that there is already a ...
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cygwin - irssi not connecting and screen capturing c-a

I've got two questions regarding cygwin usage. I'm trying to run Irssi using Cygwin but it won't connect to any server i give it even if I can connect from other, non-cygwin clients like mIRC and ...
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Hyperlinks in irssi

I'm using a tiling window manager (awesome), so I find it convenient to use terminal apps as much as possible. So, irssi is my irc client. The only problem here is that if someone references a website ...
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Irssi settings and Bash's Environment variables

How can I define settings, such as ircname, nick and such things, in .bashrc for Irssi?
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Irssi: How can I close the DCC Server?

The server is on the port 0 with the command: /dcc server I have no idea of its use, so I would like to close it. How can I close the DCC server? Clarification: If you look at the help "/help ...
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Irssi: /LASTLOG match -file /tmp/irssi_discussion

I have tried to save the match "/lastlog match" to a file /tmp/irssi_discussion. I can get it work like "/lastlog /tmp/irssi_discussion" that saves the whole buffer, noted in the documentation. ...
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How do I read logfiles with irssi?

I know that I can use lastlog to read logs that are already in memory, but if I want to read older stuff that won't work. And on windows the log files are locked and I can't read them unless I close ...
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Can I alias a person in irssi?

Basically I want to change the name displayed for a certain user. Can this be done with IRSSI? If so how?
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To make Irssi System-beep

How can you make Irssi system-beep without PC speakers? I know this post. I have now also my PC speakers connected to my computer in the case that the sound starts to work with them. However, this ...