Comments on: Pimp My Irssi Linux. GNU. Freedom. Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:04:15 +0000 hourly 1 By: Aaron Toponce : Pimp My Irssi – Part 2 Fri, 19 Aug 2011 04:59:31 +0000 [...] been over 3 years since I wrote the original article about pimping out Irssi, with various themes, scripts, aliases, etc. Well, I figure it’s [...]

By: Mike Fisher Thu, 09 Oct 2008 19:34:08 +0000 The error (oscar.theme:96: error: unexpected character `\15', expected string constant) was just that the theme file has DOS line endings. Running dos2unix (or similar) should correct the issue.

By: tim Sat, 17 May 2008 10:25:47 +0000 Thanks for the hints. By the way, what's the font you're using in your terminal (


By: Pimp my IRSSI at Gouki’s Weblog Mon, 07 Jan 2008 21:56:21 +0000 [...] reading the great post by Aaron Toponce on how he pimped his IRSSI I decided to do the [...]

By: Aaron Mon, 07 Jan 2008 15:49:06 +0000 @Palintheus- Emailed my screenrc. Hope you enjoy it.

@ccm- is a great script. I'm surprised I didn't know about it before. Using it now. I like it.

By: Nailor Mon, 07 Jan 2008 08:55:08 +0000 Thanks for hints. One script more to suggest, is "" (see:

It split long (over 512 characters) lines to multiple lines, so your data doesn't get truncated when accidentally writing or pasting long lines.

By: ccm Mon, 07 Jan 2008 08:20:43 +0000 Thanks Aaron for your hints. Let me add that I frequently use "" which adds a usercount for the current channel in your status bar. I really like to see how many users are currently in a channel in the distribution (ops, voice, normal).

Greetings from Berlin/Germany.

By: dbr Mon, 07 Jan 2008 04:54:53 +0000 Palintheus: What I use for the screen info-line.
$ cat ~/.screenrc
startup_message off
vbell off
hardstatus alwayslastline
hardstatus string '%{gk}[ %{G}%H %{g}][%= %{wk}%?%-Lw%?%{=b kR}(%{W}%n*%f %t%?(%u)%?%{=b kR})%{= kw}%?%+Lw%?%?%= %{g}]%{=y C}[%d/%m %c]%{W}'

That displays the following:
[hostname] (0* active window name) (1- inactive) [01/07 15:24]

By: Palintheus Mon, 07 Jan 2008 00:15:13 +0000 I would love to know what changes you made to the screen config to get the info at the bottom of the terminal.