Guides to using irssi

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Guides to using irssi

Postby craigevil » 2009-12-23 05:33

Basic irc help: Internet Relay Chat (IRC) Help - http://www.irchelp.org/
Irssi Documentation and Resources | quadpoint.org - http://quadpoint.org/articles/irssidoc
A Guide to Efficiently Using Irssi and Screen | quadpoint.org - http://quadpoint.org/articles/irssi
An Illustrated Guide to Split Windows in Irssi | quadpoint.org - http://quadpoint.org/articles/irssisplit

Irssi is a terminal based IRC client for UNIX systems. It also supports SILC and ICB protocols via plugins.
Irssi - The client of the future - http://irssi.org/documentation

One of the benefits of getting to know how irssi works is it works in a terminal, so even if you can't get a de/wm working you can go to ctrl+alt+f1 etc and ask for help in the Debian irc channel.

Using GNU Screen, Irssi, Bitlbee, and SSH together allows you to have a persistent connection to IRC servers,Yahoo Messenger, ICQ, AOL Instant Messenger, and MSN Instant Messenger. Via SSH, you can access this persistent chat suite from anywhere.
Screen Irssi Bitlbee - ArchWiki - http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Scr ... si_Bitlbee

Even with all the issues that kopete and pidgin has with msn and yahoo, during the times those apps were unable to connect, irssi + bitlbee worked just fine for me.

I know most beginners would rather use a GUI irc client like xchat or konversation, but once you take the time to learn to use irssi you will understand why the Debian gurus in #debian tell people to use it.
irssi has plenty of nifty scripts, and it can be themed.
web::irssi::scripts - http://scripts.irssi.org/

There is a simple script that will set irssi up for you.
IRSSI Config Generator - http://www.matthew.ath.cx/programs/irssiconfig

So jump right in, open a terminal and type irssi.

There are also many GUI irc clients like konversation, xchat, quassle, lostirc, pidgin, chatzilla/firefox, opera.
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Re: Guides to using irssi

Postby anticapitalista » 2009-12-23 08:52

With so many great cli apps, I sometimes wonder if it is worth having X!

As well as irssi, screen, here are some more useful cli apps.

rtorrent - torrents
newsbeuter - rss
moc - audio
mplayer - video
links2 - browser
ripit or abcde - ripper
cdw - burner
alpine or mutt - mail
wget - downloader
mc - file management
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Re: Guides to using irssi

Postby m_l » 2009-12-23 13:52

That is a good site for irssi information.

I like using the hilightwin.pl: http://quadpoint.org/articles/irssi#hilight_window
Also adv_windowlist.pl: http://quadpoint.org/articles/irssi#cha ... windowlist
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