In irssi, every time I join a channel, a full listing of names is displayed. This is particularly annoying when channels are re-joined due to connection issues (slack irc gateways are particularly problematic for this).

Is there any way to hide, suppress or redirect this name output to a different window?

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I don't currently have irssi installed, but the show_names_on_join option seems to control the behavior you are talking about.


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    Thanks! This can be set by the command /set show_names_on_join OFF, or adding show_names_on_join = "no"; to the settings / fe-common/core section of .irssi/config
    – cuvy
    Mar 1, 2018 at 4:03

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