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 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 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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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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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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Looking for non-conflicting cross-platform keybinding consistency

I use Mac OS X and Arch Linux and occasionally log into FreeBSD and Debian servers by ssh. My favoured tools are zsh, ssh, tmux, git, vim and irssi. I use iTerm2 on Mac OS X and unicode-rxvt on Arch ...
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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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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 /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 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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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 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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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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Irssi in tmux - Messages overwritten

I'm trying to run Irssi in tmux, and I've been coming across something strange. Whenever a new message is received, it overwrites the last message. For example, say the following chat log is in my ...
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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 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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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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Ignore certain nicknames with irssi?

Is there any way to ignore certain nicks with Irssi?
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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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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 to bind ctrl-up/ctrl-down in irssi?

Trying to bind a command to ctrl-up, but /bind ^up doesn't work the way I expect. I'm guessing it's being parsed as ctrl-U+P. Is there a way to do this?
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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irssi irc /list command [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I search in lists with irssi? Folks, The irssi irc client operates in a condensed window, without the option of scrolling up and down through output. So when i ...
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Running Irssi in a Cygwin (bash) shell inside of the Console 2 wrapper [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to integrate Console2 over Cygwin (WinXP)? I downloaded the source for irssi (a command line IRC client) and compiled it, following instructions, with Cygwin. ...
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How do i get automatic coloured nicknames in Macirssi?

How do I get automatic coloured nicknames in Macirssi? I've found a script for irssi that kind-of works, but only has a few colours. But for Macirssi I can't find anything.
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...