How do I show current users in a channel in a panel on the right in irssi?

I have tried googling for this but could not find anything. The screenshot here: http://irssi.org/themefiles/mursu.png shows what I am referring to.

I did think it was part of the theme logic but upon activating a theme it has only changed the colours.

I am new to irssi and would appreciate the xchat-like interface of showing the users without the need to type /names .


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irssi can't do it out of the box, but you can use the nicklist script to achieve the desired effect. See this entry in the ArchWiki for more details.

  • Thank you. I currently use screen , if I create a tmux window within a screen session will the cause any problems? Commented Mar 3, 2015 at 18:43
  • I'm not sure, I don't think they're meant to be used together, but you can always give it a try. Otherwise, the script does have a "screen" mode, so you can use it like that, it's just less convenient than using tmux. Commented Mar 3, 2015 at 19:48
  • tmux within tmux might pose a problem, screen within tmux won't, tmux within screen won't, tmux within another tmux (even with a screen in between) might also cause problems.
    – sjas
    Commented Jun 23, 2015 at 8:39

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