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An extremely powerful command line IRC client that supports plugins written in Perl.

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How to configure irssi to automatically reconnect upon disconnection?

I am facing frequent disconnection due to connection issues maybe Irssi: warning SSL read error: server closed connection unexpectedly 10:40 -!- Irssi: Connection lost to chat.freenode.net How to ...
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Copy text in remote tmux/irrsi to local machine

I have my IRC setup done in the following way: my VPS runs tmux, which runs an instance of irssi. I connect to my VPS using mosh, which is SSH over UDP. Now, when someone posts a link in an IRC ...
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disable beep/bell notification from irssi when terminal in focus?

In irssi, it is easy to enable bells on notifications (mentions, or direct messages) with the following command: /SET beep_msg_level MSGS HILIGHT DCCMSGS However; this does just that. It sends beeps ...
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irssi: how to hide names when joining channel?

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 ...
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Having a persistent IRC client

I would like to have an IRC client (running on a server that I have SSH access to) be persistent on the server without disconnecting from the rooms and servers I joined. In other words, I want to be ...
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Irssi color window name on activity

How I can change the colors of the channel names which are active ? (some other user is interacting on that channel)
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Irssi, identical rooms on two servers

I connect to two servers with my irssi irc client at the same time. Let's call them serverA and serverB. Both servers have a chat room called #xyz. However when I join #xyz it only connects me to the ...
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Irssi: Using ALT + # to switch windows works for all windows but the first one

Somewhat of a bizarre issue, I'm using irssi in iterm3, and I have iterm set to read the left escape key as "+ESC" as this is how I've gotten irssi to recognize pressing option and a number key to ...
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Is it possible to change a server tag in irssi? How?

I've been connected a few IRC nets for months and somehow one of them got a screwy server tag. I'd like to be able to rename it. Is this possible?
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Is there a way to delay irssi's channel re-join during reconnect until after auth has occurred?

When I am connected to an invite-only channel and I experience a network outage, there's a race condition between automatic auth'ing and rejoining channels. (ETA: If it matters, I'm using CertFP (...
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Sending notifications from irssi to wmii

So this is two questions in one. Simply setting PROMPT_COMMAND='echo -ne "\033]2;BLAH\007" will change an xterm titlebar to the string "BLAH", even under wmii. Of course, I can also change the ...
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IRSSI: Disable bell on activity in certain channel

I use IRSSI (Win 8.1 x64 + cygwin + SSH to remote host, sometimes via putty instead of cygwin) and it's configured to flash taskbar button whenever there's activity in any channel or private chat. ...
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Difference between /wc and /part in irssi IRC client

What is the difference between /wc(closes the current window) and /part(parting the channel) commands in irssi IRC client? I am aware that in some occasions /part does not close a window(for example ...
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IRSSI notifier - by pulling method

Is there an option in irssi to get state about new unread private and public messages by external application. If there is such option, i could periodically read that info from my bash script and do ...
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How can I connect to the same server in multiple irssi instances?

I have an irssi session which is connected to Freenode (via /server fn), in which I am in multiple related channels. This session is inside of a tmux instance which has other terminals, also related ...
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Are there any command line IRC clients that use readline?

I'm currently using irssi as my irc client, which is ok, mostly, but there are a couple of things that would make the chat experience better: readline support -- the ability to use vi key bindings in ...
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Screens die even though process is still running

I have a problem with running an irssi in a screen session on a tomato usb router setup. Screen reports session as dead, even though the process is still running (both for screen and irssi) Screen ...
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How do I show current users in a channel in a panel on the right in irssi

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 ...
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How to send system messages to irssi?

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 ...
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IRC and Irssihelp

I've been searching around on Google, but I cannot find my answers to doing a specific thing with IRC and in Irssi, so I've come here to see if I can get any answers. Okay first… in IRC using Irssi, ...
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Log last N lines with irssi in real time [duplicate]

I am very new to irssi (and IRC in general), and I have the need to log only the last N number of lines from irssi to a text file, but I can't find any information on how to do something like that - ...
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OSD notification for Irssi

I want to get a notification each time I get a /query message or get highlighted in a channel. this notification should be in the form of bubble OSD (on screen Display). If OSD isn't possible for ...
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Use Bash for Irssi

Alright I am writing a shell script to open Irssi and then automatically connect to freenode. Should I edit the file at ~/.irssi/config or is there a way to simulate me typing /connect irc.freenode....
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In irssi, how do I display previous chats of current chan, or current user if in bitblee?

When I reopen irssi, I'd like to display - easily and from inside irssi - previous conversations of a chan, or a query window with specific user (mostly for private conversation in bitlbee). I can ...
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When you ssh into a server, do you use server settings or your own settings?

So say I'm running a Linux server that is running irssi in a tmux session.(Detached) My question is, when I ssh into the server and reattach the session, will my shortcuts that I use on the 2nd PC ...
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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. I could do "/hilight -mask every_single_nick" but that's not ...
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How to highlight a person in irssi?

I'd like irssi to highlight all messages from a specific nickname. How can I accomplish this?
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With Irssi you can /rmreconns to abort timed-out conections. Is there a command to force it to reconnect *now*?

I have an IRC server running on my personal computer, and I use an ssh tunnel to connect to it from a more reliable box (i.e. one where my daughter can't reach the power button). Occasionally the ...
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trouble with irssi and cifs

I'm having trouble getting irssi, the irc client, to write to a mounted cifs share. I have the uid, and gid set to my user as well as setting the permissions on the share to being very permissive. ...
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How to autofocus already joined channels in irssi with /join?

I've got a bunch of windows (>80) in irssi. Quite often I quickly want to switch the active window to #channelX, without knowing which window number it has. Cycling through all of them is useless too ...
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IRSSI: HilightWin is showing Joins/Parts/Quits

Hilightwin.pl is showing Joins/Parts/Quits from all my channels. I would assume that it is an issue that involves levels, except I have no idea where to start. Some plugins that I use that might be ...
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How can I get irssi-proxy to send me missed mentions when I connect?

I have an irssi session running in my VPS. I connect to it via irssi-proxy using Xchat on my laptop or Andchat on my Android phone. Is there any way I can make it send all messages containing my nick ...
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How do you highlight ops' messages in Irssi?

I'm watching a large IRC channel with a lot of noise and precious few ops. How can I have all messages from ops highlighted?
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