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I'd like irssi to highlight all messages from a specific nickname. How can I accomplish this?

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Please do your research and read /help hilight before asking! Direct quote:

Hilight all messages from "mynick":

/HILIGHT -mask mynick!*@*

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Why did you include the phrase "Please do your research [...] before asking!"? – N.N. Dec 29 '12 at 19:48
That's the instruction in How to Ask: Do your homework. Have you thoroughly searched for an answer before asking your question? – Anna Dec 29 '12 at 19:58
Why do you post and answer such a question yourself then (I do not oppose the question just the phrasing)? – N.N. Dec 29 '12 at 19:59
Since I found the answer five minutes after posting the question, I obviously didn't put enough effort into research before asking. – Anna Dec 29 '12 at 22:44

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