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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How can I ignore noise from a flaky network connection?

My connection to the IRC server is often flaky, and I get disconnected and reconnected a lot. When this happens, I get a series of messages like this, repeated every time the connection flaps: -!- ...
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Bitlbee without password

I have a local instance of bitlbee to which I connect from irssi on the same machine. Since everything is on localhost, I don't think it makes much sense for me to need to identify (password) every ...
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IRSSI: cannot connect to any server

I am behind a NAT. Each time i do a /Connect <servername>.org in Irssi i get the following response. -!- Irssi: Looking up irc.****.org -!- Irssi: Unable to connect server irc.****.org port ...
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How can I move my current session from GNU screen to tmux?

My IRC client, irssi, is currently active inside a GNU screen session. In hindsight, I wish that I'd have used tmux instead of GNU screen. How can I migrate the active process (or session) from GNU ...
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irssi - wait between startup commands?

I'm trying to issue two commands automatically at startup in irssi, but the first one takes a while to complete. Ideally, I'd just wait 3 seconds after the first command, then issue the second ...
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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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irssi - /ignore a nick but have messages appear in logs

I want to /ignore a nick and still have their messages appear in my logs. Specifically, I don't want to know that they are talking in channel generally, but want the ability to look through logs to ...
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How to manually unbind a key mapping in the Irssi IRC client?

I accidentaly bound the K key to the scroll_backward function. Now I’m unable to unbind it from Irssi, since every time I press K it justs executes the function and refuses to write the character. I ...
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Implementing irssi IRC Anonymity

I'm looking to connect to an IRC server that I do not trust with any of my information, including my IP. In the past I have connected through a web client over Tor but it has become unreliable. My ...
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Highlight whole line in IRSSI when nick is mentioned

I can't seem to figure out how to visually highlight a line when my nick is mentioned... How can I do that in IRSSI? I know that it lets you bold text, but I'm not sure if it's possible to do ...
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How to ignore highlight in a channel in irssi?

Say I have the highlight c++ in irssi to get alerts for it, but I don't want to receive alerts when c++ is mentioned in the #c++ channel. Is this possible?
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No notifications in irssi for new private messages

My problem is that I get no notifications in irssi when receiving a new message: whether that be a private message, or just a message from a chan which isn't my current window. I use two different ...
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How do I highlight my own messages?

I would like to highlight the whole line of messages I write in a public channel. Thought /hilight -mask {mynick}!*@* would make it work. I've tried a number of switches. I wonder if the default ...
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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 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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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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How to fix my locale to display Unicode correctly in irssi?

I've just arrived in my new lab and japan and the server I can use has only Japanese locales. A call to locale -a returns C POSIX ja_JP ja_JP.eucjp ja_JP.ujis ja_JP.utf8 japanese japanese.euc So I ...
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Ignore JOINS/PARTS/QUITS unless the user has recently talked in the channel

I'm sitting in a channel with many users, and I'm not interested in the lot of joins/parts/quits, unless a user has said something (I do want to know when someone who I'm talking with leaves). What I ...
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How to store confidential info whilst using dot files framework

I'm trying to come up with a strategy to store my dotfiles in Git. So far, I've create a dotfiles repo on GitHub and I've thrown together an install script which simply clones the repo, then symlinks ...
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Auto detach after auto connecting in irssi

I have irssi auto connect to a channel and send a message to auto connect which works. But for some reason the detach command (ctrl-a + d) does not detach the screen anymore. Is there a setting for ...
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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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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 to safely store passwords in Irssi?

I use several IRC networks and it's unsafe to store passwords in plain text. On the other hand, typing each password after connection is uncomfortable. How can I store passwords in encrypted file and ...
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Copying hyperlinks in Irssi?

I'm using a tiling window manager 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 in IRC, I ...
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How to make the “— more --” prompt more visible in irssi?

I guess it's happened to most of us at least once: you flip to a channel, think "aw, how dull, nobody's said anything for hours..." — and then realize that it's because you forgot to scroll back ...
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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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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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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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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.) However,...
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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 joins/parts/...
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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 me....