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irssi: a modular IRC client for UNIX


Irssi - a modular IRC client for UNIX


irssi [-dv!?] [-c server] [-p port] [-n nickname] [-w password] [-h hostname]


Irssi is a modular Internet Relay Chat client. It is highly extensible and very secure. Being a fullscreen, termcap based client with many features, Irssi is easily extensible through scripts and modules.


use FILE instead of ~/.irssi/config.
PATH specifies the home directory of Irssi. Default is ~/.irssi
-c, --connect=SERVER
connects to SERVER
-w, --password=PASSWORD
use PASSWORD for authentication.
-p, --port=PORT
automatically connect to PORT on server.
-!, --noconnect
disables autoconnecting.
-n, --nick=NICKNAME
specify NICKNAME as your nick.
-h, --hostname=HOSTNAME
use HOSTNAME for your irc session.
-d, --dummy
use dummy terminal mode.
-v, --version
display the version of Irssi.
-?, --help
show a help message.


Global configuration file
Personal configuration file
Automatic save of the personal config file when it was changed externally
Default irssi theme
Logged messages in away status
Directory including many help files
Global scripts directory
Global themes directory
Default scripts directory
Directory containing links to scripts that should be loaded automatically on startup
File containing a list of commands to execute on startup


Irssi was written by Timo Sirainen <cras [at]>

This manpage was written by Istvan Sebestyen <stevee [at]> and Stefan Tomanek <stefan [at]>


Irssi has been supplied with a huge amount of documentation. Check /help or look at the files contained by /usr/share/doc/irssi*