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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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unable to connect to any IRC server using irssi

I am using irssi 1.2.3 (20210409 0011). When I do /connect Freenode (or any server for that matter), I get the following error. GLib warning SSL handshake failed: server closed connection unexpectedly ...
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Can I keep myself joined to an irc channel even after exiting my client?

Is leaving a channel when exiting and joining when a new session starts considered proper? I am asking this because I have only used Discord as I do not usually need real-time communication. I have ...
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How to make Irssi automatically send a message to a username on connecting to a specific server?

I want Irssi to automatically message NickServ with the message "CONFIRM <PASSWORD HERE>" whenever I connect to irc.rizon.net, and I want it to get the password from a gpg-encrypted ...
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Why can't I use my registered nick? ("Your nick is owned by purple [~work@1.2.3.4]")

Registered my nick on Freenode and used Irssi on a linux box at work (work@1.2.3.4) a couple months ago, then I wanted to check back on a channel today at my home laptop using Irssi but can't use my ...
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Highlighting (`hilight`) all messages from a specific channel

Is there anyway to highlight all text from specific channels? I have a lot of low-traffic channels that I want to grant special attention to. I want irssi to really scream if there is traffic on these ...
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IRC: /whois and other commands not working in channel

I'm a IRC first-timer using irrsi on Ubuntu with the following commands: /connect chat.freenode.net /join #worldchat The /whois username command doesn't work after I join a channel: it doesn't show ...
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List windows in irssi

How to list windows in irssi? I'm looking for the equivalent of :ls in vim (which lists the buffers). For example, if I want to switch to a specific window (channel that I've joined), I have to ...
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Irssi won't /ignore -except #channel QUITS

In irssi, I prefer to ignore joins, parts, quits globally. However there are a few channels in which I'd like to see even these messages. I followed the instructions on How can I ignore all JOINS, ...
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Searching /list with irssi

I have installed grep.pl in my irssi, and try running /grep foo /list, however I just get the entire output of the /list command. Grep does work fine with other commands, for example /grep foo /window ...
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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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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 - /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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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 server ...
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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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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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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 saying ...
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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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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....
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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 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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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 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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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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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 then ...
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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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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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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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