I use Irssi together with bitlbee as my overall communication interface (IRC, GTalk, Twitter, XMPP …). Whenever you can speak of something being a message I try to bring it into irssi.

Up to now my setup uses libnotify to forward system messages to i3 wm, but considering the basic approach described before I would also like system messages to appear in a window in irssi.

I tried to figure out how this could work but still lack a general approach.

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The script fifo_remote.pl lets you send commands to irssi by using a named pipe


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