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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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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SSL on freenode Irssi seems to connect, but everything I type is scrambled

I followed these instructions from freenode to configure SSL from my raspberry pi that I'm running headless. I can connect to freenode. It asks me for my password. It accepts my password, but every ...
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Channel listing in irssi

So if you do /list, you end up with a list of every single channel on an irc server and it is difficult to read through. In a program like pidgin, it will give you a nice-looking list of channels and ...
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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 ...
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How to make IRSSI running under screen in a remote system to beep on my local pc for new messages?

I have an irssi running forever under a "screen" in a remote linux server system. I have fedora 16 in my laptop and ssh into the server and resume my irssi screen when I come to work. But I miss a ...
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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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Making TMUX use Alt+Num to select window

I have been messing with TMUX, and I am liking the configuration abilities. The window list at the bottom makes me think that the same shortcut for changing windows in Irssi, should work in TMUX, but ...
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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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Change the timezone (TZ environment variable) for a running irssi session?

When travelling to other timezones, I set TZ=/usr/share/zoneinfo/current_timezone on remote shells where I log on to, including the shell in which I run irssi inside tmux. Can I change the TZ for a ...
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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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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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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 - Window disappearing after opening through Start Menu

I am using Irssi for an IRC client, and I can open it when I oepn Windows File Explorer, and navigate to the directory, then double click on the .cmd, or .bat files. However, when I go through the ...
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How can I make hyperlinks in Irssi/Terminal.app be underlined?

I'm using Irssi via Terminal.app on a Mac. I realise you can open links in the default browser using CMD + Double-click but I'd like some visual indication in Irssi that links are, well, links (such ...
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How can I remove an extra (undesired) block item in irssi with advanced window list?

I am seeing an extra block item in irssi, when advanced window list is used. I am wondering how do I remove it? I am seeing, on the status bar, the following: [1 (status)] [Extra block containing ...
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ssh -n machine.com 'tail -f file' stops working silently after some time

I have a log file on remote server, and I need to tail -f it on local machine via ssh. The command is pretty trivial: ssh -n user@domain.com 'tail -f /path/to/remote/file' Initially it works just ...
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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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Make irssi-xmpp show me as using mobile when connected to Gmail/Google Talk

I've set up GTalk via the irssi-xmpp plugin but it currently lists me as plain online in Gmail. I'd like to see if I can make it show me as if I am on mobile. As far as I can tell, users on Android ...
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Lost in Irssi and Znc

I'm using since a long time znc and irssi but sometimes i'm quite lost to identify my different network. When I connect I do on irssi /connect -ssl myserver.com +PORT nick:pass for the first ...
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irssi: What to do if I have more than 19 irssi windows?

I hang out on several separate networks, and on several channels on each network, and in the end, this results in more than 19 windows within irssi. (I use irssi within tmux, if it matters.) ...
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Changing join/quit message colors in irssi

I want to customize a theme in irssi to reduce the noise that joins/quits create in an IRC channel. I want the entire join/quit line (nick has joined/left) in dark gray, so that it is almost invisible ...
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Is there a command to reply to the last private message in irssi?

That is, can I type something like /reply <reply_msg> after someone private messages me?
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How to pass bash variables (passwords) to IRSSI config file?

I'm using IRSSI and I wonder how can I pass my IRC channel's passwords to the IRSSI config file (~/.irssi/config) without writing them directly in the file. In Mutt I've an awk command that queries a ...
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Irssi IRC client: ignore text pattern in channel

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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How can I see who is currently in a channel?

I can see this information when I initially connect, but is there a command I can run to see an updated list?
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Irssi is simply ignoring any attempt to register of identify

irssi Launches irrsi /connect irc.freenode.net connects to freenode. /join #ruby-lang joins the ruby-lang room. I can see people talking, but I can't talk. There is a blue bar at the top ...
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Toggle join/leave in irssi

I run irssi on a screen session on a remote server1. This way I'm always online and can catch pings, among other things. I know that in irssi I can set /IGNORE directives to hide all ...
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How can I remove the clock from the Irssi status bar?

I'm using Irssi nested in Byobu. Since Irssi has an inbuilt clock, the Irssi window gets marked for activity every time a minute rolls over. Byobu has its own clock, so the feature is not useful to ...
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How do I send a message on only one channel in irssi, if I have joined to multiple channels?

I've read over the manual at http://www.irssi.org/documentation/manual and tried googling directly but I cannot figure out how to send to a particular channel if I am connected to multiple channels. ...
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How do I put commands into my config file in irssi?

If I want a command like the following to be run when I start up irssi, how can I do it? Just putting it on a line by itself does not work. /ignore -channels #chan1,#chan2,#chan3 * JOINS PARTS QUITS ...
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How can I run multiple instances of bitlbee on OS X?

I've been using bitlbee on OS X for a while now, but I've hit a roadblock when trying to use it the way I'd like to. I have a .plist file created which launches bitlbee at boot, and thats working ...
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How to get the nicklist in irssi to appear everytime?

I'm an avid user of tmux and irssi. I've been trying to use the nicklist.pl with irssi in tmux with only half success. I'm currently following the instructions here: Running nicklist with irssi using ...
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Correct use of Tmux and Irssi via SSH

I'm pretty new with Tmux. I'm looking for a way to connect a Tmux session locally to a distant one, running on my server with irssi and other stuff. If i start a regular session with tmux And ...
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Ignore certain nicknames with irssi?

Is there any way to ignore certain nicks with Irssi?
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separate irssi services passwords from main configuration file

I want to automatically connect to some IRC networks that don't all support authentication SSL client certificates (like OFTC) or SASL (Freenode). At the same time I want to add my irssi config to ...
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Taking a screenshot of screen session over ssh

I often log via ssh to servers just to execute screen -r and look at my irssi irc session. Then I do Ctrl-AD and logout. Is there a nice solution to wrap this into a script, so that I get to see the ...
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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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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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$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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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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Get irssi to beep on new message in tmux session

I have a tmux session with several windows. One of those windows is running irssi. I spend most of my time connected to one server and in one channel, so I'm not really changing windows inside ...
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How can I get notified by everything that happens in a specific channel in irssi?

(Be it hilight/highlight or a beep). I have a small channel that I need to know all the info of. I couldn't get trigger.pl to work, but maybe it should. I could do "/hilight -mask every_single_nick" ...
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How do I hide my username in irc?

I'm using irssi for my IRC client, and whenever I connect to a channel (e.g., #whatwg), it greets me with the line and I've tried the command line 0:22 -!- <nick> [~kalaracey@12.345.678.90] ...
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Is there a way to check what is causing irssi lag?

I'm getting a strange peak in lag on irssi while connected to ZNC on my Arch Linux server. What recommendations would you have for diagnosing the issue?
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Tmux notify when someone write me on IRSSI

I'm successfully using IRSSI inside Tmux to manage my chats. I've also tried the great tmux-powerline, which seems really full-featured. Now, I'm wondering if there is a method to make Tmux notify me ...
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How can I see what I've typed in irssi?

I've been using http://irssi.org for a while and it works great when I'm typing fewer than 80 or so characters on a line. When I type more than 80 characters, however, the words I typed scroll off ...
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Changing the last log length in irssi?

Google failed me on this. I'd like to lengthen my lastlog size in irssi. I know that it's possible, since I've managed to do it years ago. I guess its one of those more esoteric commands?
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How to make special nohilight case in irssi

I would like to know how to set a special case to irssi hilight. I now have my nick in hilights and I would like to set it not to hilight when certain user writes it or it is written with certain ...
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SASL authentication “fails” on Freenode / Tor, on irssi and weechat

I am following various tutorials about using Freenode through Tor. I have tried irssi + cap_sasl.pl, and also weechat, which has builtin SASL support. The connection fails in following way on both ...