This manual documents WeeChat chat client, it is part of WeeChat.

Latest version of this document can be found on this page .

1. Introduction

WeeChat (Wee Enhanced Environment for Chat) is a free chat client, fast and light, designed for many operating systems.

1.1. Features

Main features are:

  • multi-protocols (mainly IRC)

  • multi-servers connection (with TLS, IPv6, proxy)

  • small, fast and light

  • customizable and extensible with plugins and scripts

  • compliant with IRC RFCs 1459 , 2810 , 2811 , 2812 , 2813  and 7194 

  • IRC proxy and relay for remote interfaces

  • multi-platform (GNU/Linux, *BSD, macOS, Windows and other)

  • 100% GPL, free software

The list of all features can be found on this page .

1.2. Prerequisites

In order to install WeeChat, you need:

  • a running GNU/Linux system (with compiler tools for source package), or a compatible OS

  • root privileges (to install WeeChat in a system directory)

  • some libraries (see dependencies)

2. Installation

2.1. Binary packages

Binary packages are available for many distributions, including:

  • Arch Linux: pacman -S weechat

  • Cygwin (Windows): select WeeChat packages in setup.exe

  • Debian/Ubuntu (or any Debian compatible distribution): apt-get install weechat-curses weechat-plugins
    For latest versions and nightly builds: Debian repositories 

  • Fedora Core: dnf install weechat

  • FreeBSD: pkg install weechat

  • Gentoo: emerge weechat

  • Mandriva/RedHat (or any RPM compatible distribution): rpm -i /path/to/weechat-x.y.z-1.i386.rpm

  • openSUSE: zypper in weechat

  • Sourcemage: cast weechat

  • macOS (with Homebrew ): brew install weechat (for help: brew info weechat)

Some additional packages may be useful, like weechat-plugins.

For other distributions, please look at your manual for installation instructions.

2.2. Containers

Containers with WeeChat can be built or installed directly from the Docker Hub .
For more information, see the README in the weechat-container  repository.

2.3. Source package

WeeChat must be built with CMake.

On macOS, you can use Homebrew : brew install --build-from-source weechat.

Dependencies

The following table shows the list of packages that are required to build WeeChat:

Package (1) Version Features

C compiler (gcc / clang)

Compile C sources.

cmake

≥ 3.0

Build.

pkg-config

Detect installed libraries.

libncurses-dev

Ncurses interface.

libcurl4-gnutls-dev

URL transfer.

libgcrypt20-dev

Secured data, IRC SASL authentication.

libgnutls28-dev

≥ 2.2.0 (2)

IRC plugin: support of TLS connections, IRC SASL authentication (ECDSA-NIST256P-CHALLENGE).
Relay plugin: support of TLS connections.

zlib1g-dev

Logger plugin: compression of rotated log files (gzip).
Relay plugin: compression of messages (WeeChat → client) with zlib  (weechat protocol).
Script plugin: read of repository index file (gzip).

(1) Name comes from the Debian GNU/Linux Bookworm distribution, version and name can be different in other distributions.
(2) GnuTLS ≥ 3.0.21 is required for IRC SASL authentication with mechanism ECDSA-NIST256P-CHALLENGE.

The following table shows the list of packages that are optional to compile WeeChat:

Package (1) Version Features

C++ compiler (g++ / clang++)

Build and run tests, JavaScript plugin.

gettext

Internationalization (translation of messages; base language is English).

ca-certificates

Certificates for TLS connections.

libzstd-dev

≥ 0.8.1

Logger plugin: compression of rotated log files (zstandard).
Relay plugin: compression of messages (WeeChat → client) with Zstandard  (weechat protocol).

libaspell-dev / libenchant-dev

Spell plugin.

python3-dev

≥ 3.0

Python plugin.

libperl-dev

Perl plugin.

ruby3.1, ruby3.1-dev

≥ 1.9.1

Ruby plugin.

liblua5.4-dev

Lua plugin.

tcl-dev

≥ 8.5

Tcl plugin.

guile-3.0-dev

≥ 2.0

Guile (scheme) plugin.

libv8-dev

≤ 3.24.3

JavaScript plugin.

php-dev

≥ 7.0

PHP plugin.

libphp-embed

≥ 7.0

PHP plugin.

libxml2-dev

PHP plugin.

libargon2-dev

PHP plugin (if PHP ≥ 7.2).

libsodium-dev

PHP plugin (if PHP ≥ 7.2).

asciidoctor

≥ 1.5.4

Build man page and documentation.

ruby-pygments.rb

Build documentation.

libcpputest-dev

≥ 3.4

Build and run tests.

(1) Name comes from the Debian GNU/Linux Bookworm distribution, version and name can be different in other distributions.

If you are using a Debian/Ubuntu based distribution, and if you have some "deb-src" source entries in your file /etc/apt/sources.list, you can install all dependencies with the command:

# apt-get build-dep weechat

Build

  • Installation in system directories (requires root privileges):

$ mkdir build
$ cd build
$ cmake ..
$ make
$ sudo make install
  • Installation in custom directory (for example your home):

$ mkdir build
$ cd build
$ cmake .. -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/path/to/directory
$ make
$ make install

Options can be used for CMake, with format: -DOPTION=VALUE.

List of available options:

Option Values Default value Description

CMAKE_BUILD_TYPE

Debug, Release, RelWithDebInfo, MinSizeRel

The type of build: Debug (or RelWithDebInfo) is recommended if you are running development version of WeeChat.

CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX

directory

/usr/local

The directory where WeeChat will be installed.

WEECHAT_HOME

directory

(empty string)

The default home directory when running WeeChat.
With an empty value (recommended), XDG directories are used by default. If non empty, a single directory for all files is used. The value can also be 4 directories separated by colons, in this order: config, data, cache, runtime.

ENABLE_ALIAS

ON, OFF

ON

Compile Alias plugin.

ENABLE_BUFLIST

ON, OFF

ON

Compile Buflist plugin.

ENABLE_CHARSET

ON, OFF

ON

Compile Charset plugin.

ENABLE_MAN

ON, OFF

OFF

Build man page.

ENABLE_DOC

ON, OFF

OFF

Build HTML documentation.

ENABLE_DOC_INCOMPLETE

ON, OFF

OFF

Force build of documentation even if some plugins are not compiled (not recommended: docs will be incomplete).

ENABLE_ENCHANT

ON, OFF

OFF

Compile Spell plugin with Enchant.

ENABLE_EXEC

ON, OFF

ON

Compile Exec plugin.

ENABLE_FIFO

ON, OFF

ON

Compile Fifo plugin.

ENABLE_FSET

ON, OFF

ON

Compile Fset plugin.

ENABLE_GUILE

ON, OFF

ON

Compile Guile plugin (Scheme).

ENABLE_HEADLESS

ON, OFF

ON

Compile headless binary.

ENABLE_IRC

ON, OFF

ON

Compile IRC plugin.

ENABLE_JAVASCRIPT

ON, OFF

OFF

Compile JavaScript plugin.

ENABLE_LARGEFILE

ON, OFF

ON

Support of large files.

ENABLE_LOGGER

ON, OFF

ON

Compile Logger plugin.

ENABLE_LUA

ON, OFF

ON

Compile Lua plugin.

ENABLE_NCURSES

ON, OFF

ON

Compile Ncurses interface.

ENABLE_NLS

ON, OFF

ON

Enable NLS (translations).

ENABLE_PERL

ON, OFF

ON

Compile Perl plugin.

ENABLE_PHP

ON, OFF

ON

Compile PHP plugin.

ENABLE_PYTHON

ON, OFF

ON

Compile Python plugin.

ENABLE_RELAY

ON, OFF

ON

Compile Relay plugin.

ENABLE_RUBY

ON, OFF

ON

Compile Ruby plugin.

ENABLE_SCRIPT

ON, OFF

ON

Compile Script plugin.

ENABLE_SCRIPTS

ON, OFF

ON

Compile script plugins (Python, Perl, Ruby, Lua, Tcl, Guile, PHP).

ENABLE_SPELL

ON, OFF

ON

Compile Spell plugin.

ENABLE_TCL

ON, OFF

ON

Compile Tcl plugin.

ENABLE_TRIGGER

ON, OFF

ON

Compile Trigger plugin.

ENABLE_TYPING

ON, OFF

ON

Compile Typing plugin.

ENABLE_XFER

ON, OFF

ON

Compile Xfer plugin.

ENABLE_ZSTD

ON, OFF

ON

Enable Zstandard  compression.

ENABLE_TESTS

ON, OFF

OFF

Compile tests.

ENABLE_CODE_COVERAGE

ON, OFF

OFF

Compile with code coverage options.
This option should be used only for tests, to measure test coverage.

The other options can be displayed with this command:

$ cmake -LA

Or with Curses interface:

$ ccmake ..

Tests

Following packages are required to compile tests:

  • libcpputest-dev

  • C++ compiler

Tests must be enabled when compiling WeeChat:

$ cmake .. -DENABLE_TESTS=ON

They can be launched after compilation from the build directory:

$ ctest -V

2.4. Git sources

Warning: Git sources are for advanced users: it may not compile or not be stable. You’re warned!

To get Git sources, issue this command:

$ git clone https://github.com/weechat/weechat.git

Then follow instructions for source package (see source package).

2.5. Report crashes

If you experienced crashes, or if you want to report any future WeeChat crash, you have to:

  • Compile with:

    • debug info (or install binary package with debug info),

    • address sanitizer (optional).

  • Enable core files on your system.

  • Install gdb.

Debug build

If you’re compiling with CMake:

$ cmake .. -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Debug

Address sanitizer

You can additionally enable the address sanitizer, which causes WeeChat to crash immediately in case of problem:

$ cmake .. -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Debug -DCMAKE_C_FLAGS=-fsanitize=address -DCMAKE_CXX_FLAGS=-fsanitize=address -DCMAKE_EXE_LINKER_FLAGS=-fsanitize=address
You should enable address sanitizer only if you’re trying to cause a crash, this is not recommended in production.

Then once compiled and installed, you must run WeeChat like this:

$ ASAN_OPTIONS="detect_odr_violation=0 log_path=asan.log" weechat

In case of crash, the backtrace is in file asan.log.

Core files

To enable core files, you can use option weechat.startup.sys_rlimit:

/set weechat.startup.sys_rlimit "core:-1"

For WeeChat ≤ 0.3.8 or if you want to enable core files even before WeeChat starts, you can use ulimit command.

For example under Linux with bash shell, add this line to your ~/.bashrc:

ulimit -c unlimited

Or max size:

ulimit -c 200000

Get backtrace with gdb

When WeeChat crashes, your system will create a file core or core.12345 (12345 is process id) if the option is enabled. This file is created in directory where you have run WeeChat (this is not directory where WeeChat is installed!).

On some systems like Archlinux, core dumps could be in another directory like /var/lib/systemd/coredump and you must use the command coredumpctl to read it.
For more information, see this wiki page .

For example if weechat is installed in /usr/bin/ and core file is in /home/user/, then run gdb with this command:

gdb /usr/bin/weechat /home/user/core

Then under gdb, use command bt full to display backtrace. You will see something like that:

(gdb) set logging file /tmp/crash.txt
(gdb) set logging on
Copying output to /tmp/crash.txt.
(gdb) bt full
#0  0x00007f9dfb04a465 in raise () from /lib/libc.so.6
#1  0x00007f9dfb04b8e6 in abort () from /lib/libc.so.6
#2  0x0000000000437f66 in weechat_shutdown (return_code=1, crash=1)
    at /some_path/src/core/weechat.c:351
#3  <signal handler called>
#4  0x000000000044cb24 in hook_process_timer_cb (arg_hook_process=0x254eb90,
    remaining_calls=<value optimized out>) at /some_path/src/core/wee-hook.c:1364
        hook_process = 0x254eb90
        status = <value optimized out>
#5  0x000000000044cc7d in hook_timer_exec ()
    at /some_path/src/core/wee-hook.c:1025
        tv_time = {tv_sec = 1272693881, tv_usec = 212665}
        ptr_hook = 0x2811f40
        next_hook = 0x0
#6  0x000000000041b5b0 in gui_main_loop ()
    at /some_path/src/gui/curses/gui-curses-main.c:319
        hook_fd_keyboard = 0x173b600
        tv_timeout = {tv_sec = 0, tv_usec = 0}
        read_fds = {fds_bits = {0 <repeats 16 times>}}
        write_fds = {fds_bits = {0 <repeats 16 times>}}
        except_fds = {fds_bits = {0 <repeats 16 times>}}
        max_fd = <value optimized out>

You must report this trace to developers, and tell them what action caused this crash.

Thank you for your help!

Debug a running WeeChat

To debug a running WeeChat (for example if WeeChat seems blocked), you can use gdb with process id (replace 12345 with PID of weechat process):

gdb /usr/bin/weechat 12345

Then like for a crash, use command bt full:

(gdb) bt full

3. Running WeeChat

To start WeeChat, issue this command:

$ weechat

When you run WeeChat for the first time, the default configuration files are created in ~/.config/weechat with default options and values (see Files and directories).

3.1. Command line options

-a, --no-connect

Disable auto-connect to servers when WeeChat is starting.

-c, --colors

Display default colors in terminal.

--daemon

Run WeeChat in background, as a daemon (works only with the command weechat-headless).

--stdout

Display log messages on standard output instead of writing them in log file (works only with the command weechat-headless, not compatible with option "--daemon").

-d, --dir <path>

Force a single directory for all WeeChat files (directory is created if not found). Four directories can be given, separated by colons (in this order: config, data, cache, runtime). If this option is not given, the environment variable WEECHAT_HOME is used (if not empty).

-t, --temp-dir

Create a temporary WeeChat home directory and delete it on exit (incompatible with option "-d").
The name of the directory is automatically built by WeeChat, with this template: "weechat_temp_XXXXXX" (where "XXXXXX" is random). It it created in the first available directory in this list: environment variable "TMPDIR", "/tmp" (may be different according to the operating system), environment variable "HOME", current directory.
The temporary home directory has permissions 0700 (only owner can read, write and execute).

-h, --help

Display help.

-l, --license

Display WeeChat license.

-p, --no-plugin

Disable plugins auto-load.

-P, --plugins <plugins>

Load only these plugins at startup (see /help weechat.plugin.autoload). If this option is given, the option weechat.plugin.autoload is not used.

-r, --run-command <command>

Run command(s) after startup; many commands can be separated by semicolons, this option can be given multiple times.

-s, --no-script

Disable scripts auto-load.

--upgrade

Upgrade WeeChat using session files generated with command /upgrade -quit.

-v, --version

Display WeeChat version.

plugin:option

Option for a plugin.

Some extra options are available for debug purposes only:

Do NOT use any of these options in production!
--no-dlclose

Do not call the function dlclose after plugins are unloaded. This is useful with tools like Valgrind to display stack for unloaded plugins.

--no-gnutls

Do not call the init and deinit functions of GnuTLS library. This is useful with tools like Valgrind and electric-fence, to prevent GnuTLS memory errors.

--no-gcrypt

Do not call the init and deinit functions of Gcrypt library. This is useful with tools like Valgrind, to prevent Gcrypt memory errors.

3.2. Environment variables

Some environment variables are used by WeeChat if they are defined:

Name Description

WEECHAT_HOME

The WeeChat home (with configuration files, logs, scripts, etc.). Same behavior as CMake option WEECHAT_HOME.

WEECHAT_PASSPHRASE

The passphrase used to decrypt secured data.

WEECHAT_EXTRA_LIBDIR

An extra directory to load plugins (from the "plugins" directory in this path).

3.3. Colors support

WeeChat can use up to 32767 color pairs to display text in bars and chat area (your terminal must support 256 colors to use them in WeeChat).

According to value of TERM environment variable, you may have following limits for colors in WeeChat:

$TERM Colors Pairs

"rxvt-unicode", "xterm", …​

88

32767

"rxvt-256color", "xterm-256color", …​

256

32767

"screen"

8

64

"screen-256color"

256

32767

"tmux"

8

64

"tmux-256color"

256

32767

You can run weechat --colors or use command /color in WeeChat to display limits for your environment.

Some recommended values for TERM if you want 256 colors:

  • under screen: screen-256color

  • under tmux: screen-256color or tmux-256color

  • outside screen/tmux: xterm-256color, rxvt-256color, putty-256color, …​

You may have to install package "ncurses-term" to use these values in TERM variable.

If you are using screen, you can add this line to your ~/.screenrc:

term screen-256color

If your TERM variable has wrong value and that WeeChat is already running, you can change it with these two commands:

/set env TERM screen-256color
/upgrade

3.4. Files and directories

XDG directories

WeeChat uses XDG directories by default (according to the XDG Base Directory Specification ).
A single home directory for all files can be forced by CMake option WEECHAT_HOME, the environment variable WEECHAT_HOME or the command-line option -d / --dir.

When a single WeeChat home directory is not forced, XDG directories are used and set like this:

Directory Default value Fallback value if $XDG_XXX is not defined

config

$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/weechat

$HOME/.config/weechat

data

$XDG_DATA_HOME/weechat

$HOME/.local/share/weechat

cache

$XDG_CACHE_HOME/weechat

$HOME/.cache/weechat

runtime

$XDG_RUNTIME_DIR/weechat

Same as cache directory

The configuration files are created with default values the first time you run WeeChat.

WeeChat directories

The WeeChat directories are:

Path (1) Description

~/.config/weechat/

WeeChat configuration files: *.conf, certificates, etc.

~/.local/share/weechat/

WeeChat data files: logs, scripts, scripts data, xfer files, etc.

   logs/

Log files (one file per buffer).

   python/

Python scripts.

      autoload/

Python scripts auto-loaded on startup (2).

   perl/

Perl scripts.

      autoload/

Perl scripts auto-loaded on startup (2).

   ruby/

Ruby scripts.

      autoload/

Ruby scripts auto-loaded on startup (2).

   lua/

Lua scripts.

      autoload/

Lua scripts auto-loaded on startup (2).

   tcl/

Tcl scripts.

      autoload/

Tcl scripts auto-loaded on startup (2).

   guile/

Guile scripts.

      autoload/

Guile scripts auto-loaded on startup (2).

   javascript/

JavaScript scripts.

      autoload/

JavaScript scripts auto-loaded on startup (2).

   php/

PHP scripts.

      autoload/

PHP scripts auto-loaded on startup (2).

~/.cache/weechat/

WeeChat cache files: scripts cache.

/run/user/1000/weechat/

WeeChat runtime files: FIFO pipe, Relay UNIX sockets.

(1) XDG directories may be different according to your environment variables XDG_*.
(2) This directory often contains only symbolic links to scripts in the parent directory.

WeeChat files

The files in the WeeChat home directory are:

File Description Sensitive data

weechat.conf

Main WeeChat configuration file

Possible (example: list of channels in a saved buffers layout).

sec.conf

Configuration file with secured data

Yes, highly sensitive: this file must never be shared with anyone.

plugins.conf

Plugins configuration file

Possible, depends on plugins/scripts.

alias.conf

Configuration file for alias plugin

Possible, depends on aliases.

buflist.conf

Configuration file for buflist plugin

No.

charset.conf

Configuration file for charset plugin

No.

exec.conf

Configuration file for exec plugin

No.

fifo.conf

Configuration file for fifo plugin

No.

fset.conf

Configuration file for fset plugin

No.

guile.conf

Configuration file for guile plugin

No.

irc.conf

Configuration file for irc plugin

Yes: it can contain passwords for servers, nickserv and channels (if not stored in sec.conf).

javascript.conf

Configuration file for javascript plugin

No.

logger.conf

Configuration file for logger plugin

No.

lua.conf

Configuration file for lua plugin

No.

perl.conf

Configuration file for perl plugin

No.

php.conf

Configuration file for php plugin

No.

python.conf

Configuration file for python plugin

No.

relay.conf

Configuration file for relay plugin

Yes: it can contain relay password and TOTP secret (if not stored in sec.conf), allowed IP addresses/websocket origins and opened ports.

ruby.conf

Configuration file for ruby plugin

No.

script.conf

Configuration file for script plugin

No.

tcl.conf

Configuration file for tcl plugin

No.

spell.conf

Configuration file for spell plugin

No.

trigger.conf

Configuration file for trigger plugin

Possible, depends on triggers.

typing.conf

Configuration file for typing plugin

No.

xfer.conf

Configuration file for xfer plugin

No.

weechat.log

WeeChat log file

No.

It is not recommended to edit configuration files by hand because WeeChat may write them at any time (for example on /quit) and after any change you must run the command /reload (with the risk of losing other changes that were not yet saved with /save).
You can use the command /set, which checks the value and applies immediately the changes.

4. Upgrade

If a new stable version of WeeChat is released, this is time for you to switch to this version.

First of all, you must install the new version of WeeChat, either with your package manager or by compiling yourself, so that the weechat binary and all required files are in the same paths.
This can be done while WeeChat is running.

4.1. Upgrade command

WeeChat can restart the new binary, in place, using the /upgrade command: the buffer contents and non-TLS connections are preserved.
The TLS connections are lost during upgrade and are restored automatically after the upgrade (reload of TLS sessions is currently not possible with GnuTLS).

The command can also be used if you have to restart the machine, for example to upgrade the kernel or to move your WeeChat to another machine:

/upgrade -quit

This saves the current state in *.upgrade files. You can then either reboot or move the whole WeeChat directories (config, data, cache) to another machine, and restart WeeChat later with this command:

$ weechat --upgrade

4.2. Restart after upgrade

Release notes

After an upgrade, it is strongly recommended to read the release notes  which contain important information about breaking changes and some manual actions that could be required.

You must read the release notes of all versions between your old (excluded) and your new version (included).
For example if you switch from version 3.0 to 3.2, you must read release notes of versions 3.1 and 3.2.

Configuration upgrade

WeeChat has an automatic upgrade of configuration files (*.conf):

  • new options are silently added with default value

  • obsolete options are automatically discarded and WeeChat displays a warning with the value read from file.

Example of warning when an option has been removed:

=!= Warning: /home/user/.config/weechat/sec.conf, line 15: unknown option for section "crypt": passphrase_file = ""

That means the option sec.crypt.passphrase_file has been removed, and you had value set to empty string, which was the default value in the previous version (in this case no manual action is required).

5. Interface

5.1. Screen layout

Example of terminal with WeeChat:

 ▼ bar "buflist"   ▼ bar "title"
┌──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┐
│1.libera │Welcome to #test, this is a test channel                                    │
│  weechat│12:52:27   --> | Flashy (flashcode@weechat.org) has joined #test    │@Flashy│
│2.  #test│12:52:27    -- | Nicks #test: [@Flashy @joe +weebot peter]          │@joe   │
│3.  #abc │12:52:27    -- | Channel #test: 4 nicks (2 ops, 1 voice, 1 normal)  │+weebot│
│4.  #def │12:52:27    -- | Channel created on Tue Jan 27 06:30:17 2009        │peter  │
│5.  #ghi │12:54:15 peter | hey!                                               │       │
│         │12:55:01  @joe | hello                                              │       │
│         │                                                                    │       │
│         │                                                                    │       │
│         │                                                                    │       │
│         │                                                                    │       │
│         │                                                                    │       │
│         │                                                                    │       │
│         │                                                                    │       │
│         │                                                                    │       │
│         │                                                                    │       │
│         │                                                                    │       │
│         │                                                                    │       │
│         │                                                                    │       │
│         │                                                                    │       │
│         │                                                                    │       │
│         │[12:55] [5] [irc/libera] 2:#test(+n){4}* [H: 3:#abc(2,5), 5]                │
│         │[@Flashy(i)] hi peter!█                                                     │
└──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘
            ▲ bars "status" and "input"                               bar "nicklist" ▲

By default, the screen is divided up into the following areas:

  • chat area (middle of screen) with chat lines, and for each line:

    • time

    • prefix (before "|")

    • message (after "|")

  • bars around chat area, default bars are:

    • buflist bar, on the left

    • title bar, above chat area

    • status bar, below chat area

    • input bar, below status bar

    • nicklist bar, on the right

Bar buflist has following default items:

Item Example Description

buflist

1.weechat

List of buffers.

Bar title has following default items:

Item Example Description

buffer_title

Welcome to #test

Buffer title.

Bar status has following default items:

Item Example Description

time

[12:55]

Time.

buffer_last_number

[5]

Number of last buffer in list.

buffer_plugin

[irc/libera]

Plugin of current buffer (irc plugin can add IRC server name used by buffer).

buffer_number

2

Current buffer number.

buffer_name

#test

Current buffer name.

buffer_modes

+n

IRC channel modes.

buffer_nicklist_count

{4}

Number of nicks displayed in nicklist.

buffer_zoom

!

! means the merged buffer is zoomed (only this one is displayed), empty value means all merged buffers are displayed.

buffer_filter

*

Filtering indicator: * means some lines are filtered (hidden), empty value means all lines are displayed.

scroll

-MORE(50)-

Scroll indicator, with number of lines below last line displayed.

lag

[Lag: 2.5]

Lag indicator, in seconds (hidden if lag is low).

hotlist

[H: 3:#abc(2,5), 5]

List of buffers with activity (unread messages) (in example, 2 highlights and 5 unread messages on #abc, one unread message on buffer #5).

completion

abc(2) def(5)

List of words for completion, with number of possible completions for each word.

Bar input has following default items:

Item Example Description

input_prompt

[@Flashy(i)]

Input prompt, for irc: nick and modes (mode "+i" means invisible on libera).

away

(away)

Away indicator.

input_search

[Search lines (~ str,msg)]

Search indicator (see below)

input_paste

[Paste 7 lines ? [ctrl-y] Yes [ctrl-n] No]

Question to user for pasting lines.

input_text

hi peter!

Input text.

There are two search modes:

  • search in lines, for example [Search lines (~ str,msg)], with the following info:

    • ~: case insensitive

    • ==: case sensitive

    • str: search string

    • regex: search regular expression

    • msg: search in messages

    • pre: search in prefixes

    • pre\|msg: search in prefixes and messages.

  • search in commands history, for example [Search command (~ str,local)], with the following info:

    • ~: case insensitive

    • ==: case sensitive

    • str: search string

    • regex: search regular expression

    • local: search in buffer local history

    • global: search in global history.

Bar nicklist has following default items:

Item Example Description

buffer_nicklist

@Flashy

List of nicks on current buffer.

Other items available (not used in bars by default):

Item Example Description

buffer_count

10

Total number of buffers opened.

buffer_last_number

10

Number of the latest buffer (can be different from buffer_count if option weechat.look.buffer_auto_renumber is off).

buffer_nicklist_count_all

4

Number of visible groups and nicks in nicklist.

buffer_nicklist_count_groups

0

Number of visible groups in nicklist.

buffer_short_name

#test

Current buffer short name.

buflist2

1.weechat

List of buffers, second bar item (see option buflist.look.use_items).

buflist3

1.weechat

List of buffers, third bar item (see option buflist.look.use_items).

buflist4

1.weechat

List of buffers, fourth bar item (see option buflist.look.use_items).

buflist5

1.weechat

List of buffers, fifth bar item (see option buflist.look.use_items).

fset

buflist.look.sort: …

Help on currently selected option on fset buffer.

irc_channel

#test

Current IRC channel name.

irc_host

user@host.com

Current IRC host.

irc_nick

Flashy

Current IRC nick.

irc_nick_host

Flashy!user@host.com

Current IRC nick and host.

irc_nick_modes

i

IRC modes for self nick.

irc_nick_prefix

@

IRC nick prefix on channel.

mouse_status

M

Mouse status (empty if mouse is disabled).

spell_dict

fr,en

Spelling dictionaries used on current buffer.

spell_suggest

print,prone,prune

Spelling suggestions for word under cursor (if misspelled).

tls_version

TLS1.3

TLS version in use for current IRC server.

window_number

2

Current window number.

Each aspect of the layout can be customized with the appropriate command: /bar to customize the bars, /buffer and /window to customize buffers and windows, and /layout to name, save and restore the screen layout and the association between windows and buffers.

5.2. Command line

WeeChat command line (at the bottom of window) lets you execute commands or send text to buffer.

Syntax

Commands begin with "/" char, followed by name of command. For example, to see list of all options:

/set

Text sent to a buffer is any text that does not begin with "/" char. For example, to send text hello on current buffer:

hello

However, it is possible to start with "/" char, by adding another. For example, to send text /set on current buffer:

//set

Color codes

For some plugins like IRC, you can use color codes and attributes, as follow (press Ctrl+c then following letter, with optional value):

Key Description

Ctrl+c, b

Bold text.

Ctrl+c, c, xx

Text color xx (see list of colors below).

Ctrl+c, c, xx, ,, yy

Text color xx and background yy (see list of colors below).

Ctrl+c, d, xxxxxx

Text color xxxxxx (RGB as hexadecimal, for example FF0000 for red).

Ctrl+c, d, xxxxxx, ,, yyyyyy

Text color xxxxxx and background yyyyyy (RGB as hexadecimal).

Ctrl+c, i

Italic text.

Ctrl+c, o

Disable color and attributes.

Ctrl+c, v

Reverse video (revert text color with background).

Ctrl+c, _

Underlined text.

The same code (without number for Ctrl+c, c and Ctrl+c, d) can be used to stop the attribute.

Color codes for Ctrl+c, c are:

IRC color WeeChat color

00

white

01

black

02

blue

03

green

04

lightred

05

red

06

magenta

07

brown

08

yellow

09

lightgreen

10

cyan

11

lightcyan

12

lightblue

13

lightmagenta

14

darkgray

15

gray

16

52

17

94

18

100

19

58

20

22

21

29

22

23

23

24

24

17

25

54

26

53

27

89

28

88

29

130

30

142

31

64

32

28

33

35

34

30

35

25

36

18

37

91

38

90

39

125

40

124

41

166

42

184

43

106

44

34

45

49

46

37

47

33

48

19

49

129

50

127

51

161

52

196

53

208

54

226

55

154

56

46

57

86

58

51

59

75

60

21

61

171

62

201

63

198

64

203

65

215

66

227

67

191

68

83

69

122

70

87

71

111

72

63

73

177

74

207

75

205

76

217

77

223

78

229

79

193

80

157

81

158

82

159

83

153

84

147

85

183

86

219

87

212

88

16

89

233

90

235

91

237

92

239

93

241

94

244

95

247

96

250

97

254

98

231

99

default

To show all available colors in your terminal, you can do /color then Alt+c in WeeChat or run this command in terminal: weechat --colors.

Example: display of "hello Alice!" with "hello" in light blue bold and "Alice" in light red underlined:

^Cc12^Cbhello ^Cb^Cc04^C_Alice^C_^Cc!

Keys:

Ctrl+c c 1 2 Ctrl+c b
h e l l o Space
Ctrl+c b Ctrl+c c 0 4 Ctrl+c _
A l i c e
Ctrl+c _ Ctrl+c c
!

In irc plugin, you can remap these colors using option irc.color.mirc_remap.

5.3. Buffers and windows

A buffer is composed by a number, a name, lines displayed (and some other data).

Examples of buffers:

  • core buffer (created by WeeChat on startup, can not be closed)

  • irc server (displays messages from server)

  • irc channel

  • irc private messages

A window is a screen area which displays a buffer. It is possible to split your screen into many windows (examples below, see the /window command for details).

Each window displays one buffer. A buffer can be hidden (not displayed by a window) or displayed by one or more windows.

Screen layouts and the association between windows and buffers can be saved and restored.

Examples

Example of horizontal split (/window splith):

                               ▼ window #2 (buffer #4)
┌──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┐
│1.libera │Welcome to #def                                                             │
│  weechat│12:55:12     Max | hi                                               │@Flashy│
│2.  #test│12:55:20 @Flashy | hi Max!                                          │Max    │
│3.  #abc │                                                                    │       │
│4.  #def │                                                                    │       │
│5.  #ghi │                                                                    │       │
│         │                                                                    │       │
│         │                                                                    │       │
│         │                                                                    │       │
│         │[12:55] [5] [irc/libera] 4:#def(+n){2}                                      │
│         │[@Flashy]                                                                   │
│         │────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────│
│         │Welcome to #abc                                                             │
│         │12:54:15 peter | hey!                                               │@Flashy│
│         │12:55:01  @joe | hello                                              │@joe   │
│         │                                                                    │+weebot│
│         │                                                                    │peter  │
│         │                                                                    │       │
│         │                                                                    │       │
│         │                                                                    │       │
│         │                                                                    │       │
│         │[12:55] [5] [irc/libera] 3:#abc(+n){4}                                      │
│         │[@Flashy] hi peter!█                                                        │
└──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘
                               ▲ window #1 (buffer #3)

Example of vertical split (/window splitv):

┌──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┐
│1.libera │Welcome to #abc                      │Welcome to #def                       │
│  weechat│12:54:15 peter | hey!        │@Flashy│12:55:12     Max | hi         │@Flashy│
│2.  #test│12:55:01  @joe | hello       │@joe   │12:55:20 @Flashy | hi Max!    │Max    │
│3.  #abc │                             │+weebot│                              │       │
│4.  #def │                             │peter  │                              │       │
│5.  #ghi │                             │       │                              │       │
│         │                             │       │                              │       │
│         │                             │       │                              │       │
│         │                             │       │                              │       │
│         │                             │       │                              │       │
│         │                             │       │                              │       │
│         │                             │       │                              │       │
│         │                             │       │                              │       │
│         │                             │       │                              │       │
│         │                             │       │                              │       │
│         │                             │       │                              │       │
│         │                             │       │                              │       │
│         │                             │       │                              │       │
│         │                             │       │                              │       │
│         │                             │       │                              │       │
│         │[12:55] [5] [irc/libera] 3:#abc(+n)  │[12:55] [5] [irc/libera] 4:#def(+n)   │
│         │[@Flashy] hi peter!█                 │[@Flashy]                             │
└──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘
                 ▲ window #1 (buffer #3)               ▲ window #2 (buffer #4)

Example of vertical + horizontal splits:

                                                       ▼ window #3 (buffer #5)
┌──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┐
│1.libera │Welcome to #abc                      │Welcome to #ghi                       │
│  weechat│12:54:15 peter | hey!        │@Flashy│12:55:42 @Flashy | hi         │@Flashy│
│2.  #test│12:55:01  @joe | hello       │@joe   │12:55:56    alex | hi Flashy  │alex   │
│3.  #abc │                             │+weebot│                              │       │
│4.  #def │                             │peter  │                              │       │
│5.  #ghi │                             │       │                              │       │
│         │                             │       │                              │       │
│         │                             │       │                              │       │
│         │                             │       │                              │       │
│         │                             │       │[12:55] [5] [irc/libera] 5:#ghi(+n)   │
│         │                             │       │[@Flashy]                             │
│         │                             │       │──────────────────────────────────────│
│         │                             │       │Welcome to #def                       │
│         │                             │       │12:55:12     Max | hi         │@Flashy│
│         │                             │       │12:55:20 @Flashy | hi Max!    │Max    │
│         │                             │       │                              │       │
│         │                             │       │                              │       │
│         │                             │       │                              │       │
│         │                             │       │                              │       │
│         │                             │       │                              │       │
│         │[12:55] [5] [irc/libera] 3:#abc(+n)  │[12:55] [5] [irc/libera] 4:#def(+n)   │
│         │[@Flashy] hi peter!█                 │[@Flashy]                             │
└──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘
                 ▲ window #1 (buffer #3)               ▲ window #2 (buffer #4)

Bare display

A special display, called "bare display" can be used for easy click on long URLs and selection of text (using the mouse).

The bare display has following features:

  • It displays only the content of current buffer: no window split neither bars (no title, nicklist, status, input, …​).

  • The WeeChat mouse support is disabled (if it was enabled): you can use your mouse like you do in the terminal to click on URLs and select text.

  • Ncurses is not used, therefore URLs are not cut at the end of lines.

The default key to enable bare display is Alt+l (L), and same key to exit (or by default anything changing the input will exit the bare display, see option weechat.look.bare_display_exit_on_input).

The time format can be customized with the option weechat.look.bare_display_time_format.

The bare display can be enabled for a specific delay using the command /window.

If WeeChat looks like that:

┌──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┐
│1.libera │Welcome to #abc                                                             │
│  weechat│12:52:27   --> | Flashy (flashcode@weechat.org) has joined #abc     │@Flashy│
│2.  #test│12:52:27    -- | Nicks #abc: [@Flashy @joe +weebot peter]           │@joe   │
│3.  #abc │12:52:27    -- | Channel #abc: 4 nicks (2 ops, 1 voice, 1 normal)   │+weebot│
│4.  #def │12:52:27    -- | Channel created on Tue Jan 27 06:30:17 2009        │peter  │
│5.  #ghi │12:54:15 peter | hey!                                               │       │
│         │12:55:01  @joe | peter: hook_process: https://weechat.org/files/doc │       │
│         │               | /weechat/devel/weechat_plugin_api.en.html#_weechat │       │
│         │               | _hook_process                                      │       │
│         │                                                                    │       │
│         │                                                                    │       │
│         │                                                                    │       │
│         │                                                                    │       │
│         │                                                                    │       │
│         │                                                                    │       │
│         │                                                                    │       │
│         │                                                                    │       │
│         │                                                                    │       │
│         │                                                                    │       │
│         │                                                                    │       │
│         │                                                                    │       │
│         │[12:55] [5] [irc/libera] 3:#abc(+n){4}                                      │
│         │[@Flashy(i)] hi peter!█                                                     │
└──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘

The screen will look like that in bare display:

┌──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┐
│                                                                                      │
│                                                                                      │
│                                                                                      │
│                                                                                      │
│                                                                                      │
│                                                                                      │
│                                                                                      │
│                                                                                      │
│                                                                                      │
│                                                                                      │
│                                                                                      │
│                                                                                      │
│                                                                                      │
│                                                                                      │
│                                                                                      │
│                                                                                      │
│12:52 --> Flashy (flashcode@weechat.org) has joined #abc                              │
│12:52 -- Nicks #abc: [@Flashy @joe +weebot peter]                                     │
│12:52 -- Channel #abc: 4 nicks (2 ops, 1 voice, 1 normal)                             │
│12:52 -- Channel created on Tue Jan 27 06:30:17 2009                                  │
│12:54 <peter> hey!                                                                    │
│12:55 <@joe> peter: hook_process: https://weechat.org/files/doc/weechat/devel/weechat_│
│plugin_api.en.html#_weechat_hook_process                                              │
└──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘

So you can click the URL from joe without any problem in your terminal (of course this supposes that your terminal supports click on URLs).

5.4. Buffers

Format of lines

Lines displayed in formatted buffers have following fields:

Field Displayed Description

date/time (message)

Yes

Date/time of message (may be past).

date/time (print)

No

Date/time when WeeChat prints the message.

prefix

Yes

Prefix of message, commonly a nick.

message

Yes

The message itself.

displayed

No

Boolean: true if line is displayed, false if line is filtered with command /filter.

highlight

No

Boolean: true if line has a highlight, false otherwise.

tags

With /debug tags

Tags associated with the line (see lines tags).

The display of lines can be customized with many look options (weechat.look.*) and color options (weechat.color.chat_*).

Lines tags

WeeChat uses tags in lines for different purposes:

  • highlight

  • notify level

  • logging

  • use of command /filter

Tags can be displayed with the command /debug tags (same command to hide them).

Tags commonly used (non-exhaustive list):

Tag Description

no_filter

Line can not be filtered.

no_highlight

No highlight is possible on line.

no_log

Line is not written in log file.

log0 … log9

Level of log for line (see /help logger).

notify_none

The line must not be added to hotlist. (1)

notify_message

The line is a user message. (1)

notify_private

The line is a private message. (1)

notify_highlight

The line is a message with highlight. (1)

self_msg

Self message.

nick_xxx

Message is from nick "xxx".

prefix_nick_ccc

Prefix is a nick with color "ccc".

host_xxx

Username and host in message.

irc_xxx

IRC message "xxx" (can be a command or a 3-digits number).

irc_numeric

IRC numeric message.

irc_error

Error from IRC server.

irc_action

Action from a nick (command /me).

irc_ctcp

CTCP message.

irc_ctcp_reply

Reply to CTCP message.

irc_smart_filter

IRC message that can be filtered with the "smart filter".

away_info

Message with away info.

(1) When no tag "notify_xxx" is present, the default level is "low". If a tag "notify_xxx" is present, the real notify level can be different, for example if a max hotlist level is used for a nick, the notify level can be lower than the value in the tag.

Local variables

Local variables can be defined in all buffers.

A local variable has:

  • a name (string)

  • a value (string, can be empty).

Local variables can be set by WeeChat, plugins, scripts, or manually on the command line in the buffer.

For example to add the local variable "completion_default_template":

/buffer setvar completion_default_template %(my_completion)

To list local variables in the current buffer:

/buffer listvar

To remove the local variable "completion_default_template":

/buffer delvar completion_default_template

By default WeeChat and its default plugins interpret these variables:

Name Value Description

away

any string

Away message on the server, set by irc plugin.

channel

any string

Channel name, set by irc/xfer plugins and debug buffer of relay/trigger plugins.

charset_modifier

any string

Charset modifier for the server buffer, set by irc plugin.

completion_default_template

any string

Default completion template for the buffer, overriding the option weechat.completion.default_template.

filter

any string

Filter defined on some buffers like /fset, /list (irc), /server raw (irc) and /script.

host

any string

Self host (if known), set by irc plugin.

lag

any string

Lag on the server, set by irc plugin.

name

any string

Buffer name (be careful, this is not the full name and this name is not enough to identify or search a buffer).

nick

any string

Self nick, set by irc and xfer plugins.

no_log

1 (or any non-empty string)

If set, the logger plugin does not log anything for the buffer.

plugin

any string

Name of plugin which created the buffer (core for WeeChat buffers).

script_close_cb

any string

Close callback defined by a script for a buffer.

script_close_cb_data

any string

Data for close callback defined by a script for a buffer.

script_input_cb

any string

Input callback defined by a script for a buffer.

script_input_cb_data

any string

Data for input callback defined by a script for a buffer.

script_name

any string

Name of the script which created the buffer.

server

any string

Server name, set by irc plugin and debug buffer of relay/trigger plugins.

spell_suggest

any string

Misspelled word and suggestions (format: "misspelled:suggestions"), set by spell plugin.

trigger_filter

any string

Trigger filter, set by trigger plugin.

type

any string, for example: channel, debug, exec, option, private, relay, script, server, user, xfer

Type of buffer, set by WeeChat and many plugins.

External plugins and scripts can define and use other local variables.

5.5. List of buffers

Buflist plugin displays a list of buffers in a bar item called "buflist" (four other bar items "buflist2", "buflist3", "buflist4" and "buflist5" are available as well).
A default bar "buflist" is created on startup with this item.

Commands

  • buflist: bar item with list of buffers

/buflist  enable|disable|toggle
          bar
          refresh [<item>[,<item>...]]

 enable: enable buflist
disable: disable buflist
 toggle: toggle buflist
    bar: add the "buflist" bar
refresh: force the refresh of some bar items (if no item is given, all bar items used are refreshed, according to option buflist.look.use_items)

The lines with buffers are displayed using string evaluation (see /help eval for the format), with these options:
  - buflist.look.display_conditions: conditions to display a buffer in the list
  - buflist.format.buffer: format for a buffer which is not current buffer
  - buflist.format.buffer_current: format for the current buffer

The following variables can be used in these options:
  - bar item data (see hdata "bar_item" in API doc for a complete list), for example:
    - ${bar_item.name}
  - window data, where the bar item is displayed (there's no window in root bars, see hdata "window" in API doc for a complete list), for example:
    - ${window.number}
    - ${window.buffer.full_name}
  - buffer data (see hdata "buffer" in API doc for a complete list), for example:
    - ${buffer.number}
    - ${buffer.name}
    - ${buffer.full_name}
    - ${buffer.short_name}
    - ${buffer.nicklist_nicks_count}
  - irc_server: IRC server data, defined only on an IRC buffer (see hdata "irc_server" in API doc)
  - irc_channel: IRC channel data, defined only on an IRC channel buffer (see hdata "irc_channel" in API doc)
  - extra variables added by buflist for convenience:
    - ${format_buffer}: the evaluated value of option buflist.format.buffer; this can be used in option buflist.format.buffer_current to just change the background color for example
    - ${current_buffer}: a boolean ("0" or "1"), "1" if this is the current buffer; it can be used in a condition: ${if:${current_buffer}?...:...}
    - ${merged}: a boolean ("0" or "1"), "1" if the buffer is merged with at least another buffer; it can be used in a condition: ${if:${merged}?...:...}
    - ${format_number}: indented number with separator (evaluation of option buflist.format.number)
    - ${number}: indented number, for example " 1" if there are between 10 and 99 buffers; for merged buffers, this variable is set with number for the first buffer and spaces for the next buffers with same number
    - ${number2}: indented number, for example " 1" if there are between 10 and 99 buffers
    - ${number_displayed}: "1" if the number is displayed, otherwise "0"
    - ${indent}: indentation for name (channel, private and list buffers are indented) (evaluation of option buflist.format.indent)
    - ${format_nick_prefix}: colored nick prefix for a channel (evaluation of option buflist.format.nick_prefix)
    - ${color_nick_prefix}: color of nick prefix for a channel (set only if the option buflist.look.nick_prefix is enabled)
    - ${nick_prefix}: nick prefix for a channel (set only if the option buflist.look.nick_prefix is enabled)
    - ${format_name}: formatted name (evaluation of option buflist.format.name)
    - ${name}: the short name (if set), with a fallback on the name
    - ${color_hotlist}: the color depending on the highest hotlist level for the buffer (evaluation of option buflist.format.hotlist_xxx where xxx is the level)
    - ${format_hotlist}: the formatted hotlist (evaluation of option buflist.format.hotlist)
    - ${hotlist}: the raw hotlist
    - ${hotlist_priority}: "none", "low", "message", "private" or "highlight"
    - ${hotlist_priority_number}: -1 = none, 0 = low, 1 = message, 2 = private, 3 = highlight
    - ${format_lag}: the lag for an IRC server buffer, empty if there's no lag (evaluation of option buflist.format.lag)
    - ${format_tls_version}: indicator of TLS version for a server buffer, empty for channels (evaluation of option buflist.format.tls_version)

Options

Sections in file buflist.conf:

Section Control command Description

format

/set buflist.format.*

Formats used to display list of buffers.

look

/set buflist.look.*

Look and feel.

Options:

  • buflist.format.buffer

    • description: format of each line with a buffer (note: content is evaluated, see /help buflist); example: standard format for bar item "buflist" and only the buffer number between square brackets for other bar items ("buflist2" to "buflist5"): "${if:${bar_item.name}==buflist?${format_number}${indent}${format_nick_prefix}${color_hotlist}${format_name}:[${number}]}"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "${format_number}${indent}${format_nick_prefix}${color_hotlist}${format_name}"

  • buflist.format.buffer_current

    • description: format for the line with current buffer (note: content is evaluated, see /help buflist)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "${color:,17}${format_buffer}"

  • buflist.format.hotlist

    • description: format for hotlist (note: content is evaluated, see /help buflist)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: " ${color:green}(${hotlist}${color:green})"

  • buflist.format.hotlist_highlight

    • description: format for a buffer with hotlist level "highlight" (note: content is evaluated, see /help buflist)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "${color:magenta}"

  • buflist.format.hotlist_low

    • description: format for a buffer with hotlist level "low" (note: content is evaluated, see /help buflist)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "${color:white}"

  • buflist.format.hotlist_message

    • description: format for a buffer with hotlist level "message" (note: content is evaluated, see /help buflist)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "${color:brown}"

  • buflist.format.hotlist_none

    • description: format for a buffer not in hotlist (note: content is evaluated, see /help buflist)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "${color:default}"

  • buflist.format.hotlist_private

    • description: format for a buffer with hotlist level "private" (note: content is evaluated, see /help buflist)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "${color:green}"

  • buflist.format.hotlist_separator

    • description: separator for counts in hotlist (note: content is evaluated, see /help buflist)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "${color:default},"

  • buflist.format.indent

    • description: string displayed to indent channel, private and list buffers (note: content is evaluated, see /help buflist)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: " "

  • buflist.format.lag

    • description: format for lag on an IRC server buffer (note: content is evaluated, see /help buflist)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: " ${color:green}[${color:brown}${lag}${color:green}]"

  • buflist.format.name

    • description: format for buffer name (note: content is evaluated, see /help buflist)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "${name}"

  • buflist.format.nick_prefix

    • description: format for nick prefix on a channel (note: content is evaluated, see /help buflist)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "${color_nick_prefix}${nick_prefix}"

  • buflist.format.number

    • description: format for buffer number, ${number} is the indented number (note: content is evaluated, see /help buflist)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "${color:green}${number}${if:${number_displayed}?.: }"

  • buflist.format.tls_version

    • description: format for TLS version on an IRC server buffer (note: content is evaluated, see /help buflist)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: " ${color:default}(${if:${tls_version}==TLS1.3?${color:green}:${if:${tls_version}==TLS1.2?${color:yellow}:${color:red}}}${translate:${tls_version}}${color:default})"

  • buflist.look.add_newline

    • description: add newline between the buffers displayed, so each buffer is displayed on a separate line (recommended); if disabled, newlines must be manually added in the formats with "${\n}", and the mouse actions are not possible any more

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • buflist.look.auto_scroll

    • description: automatically scroll the buflist bar to always see the current buffer (this works only with a bar on the left/right position with a "vertical" filling); this value is the percent number of lines displayed before the current buffer when scrolling (-1 = disable scroll); for example 50 means that after a scroll, the current buffer is at the middle of bar, 0 means on top of bar, 100 means at bottom of bar

    • type: integer

    • values: -1 .. 100

    • default value: 50

  • buflist.look.display_conditions

    • description: conditions to display a buffer (note: content is evaluated, see /help buflist); for example to hide server buffers if they are merged with core buffer: "${buffer.hidden}==0 && ((${type}!=server && ${buffer.full_name}!=core.weechat) || ${buffer.active}==1)"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "${buffer.hidden}==0"

  • buflist.look.enabled

    • description: enable buflist; it is recommended to use this option instead of just hiding the bar because it also removes some internal hooks that are not needed any more when the bar is hidden; you can also use the command "/buflist toggle" or use the default key alt+shift+b

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • buflist.look.mouse_jump_visited_buffer

    • description: if enabled, clicks with left/right buttons on the line with current buffer jump to previous/next visited buffer

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • buflist.look.mouse_move_buffer

    • description: if enabled, mouse gestures (drag & drop) move buffers in list

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • buflist.look.mouse_wheel

    • description: if enabled, mouse wheel up/down actions jump to previous/next buffer in list

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • buflist.look.nick_prefix

    • description: get the nick prefix and its color from nicklist so that ${nick_prefix} can be used in format; this can be slow on buffers with lot of nicks in nicklist, so this option is disabled by default

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • buflist.look.nick_prefix_empty

    • description: when the nick prefix is enabled, display a space instead if there is no nick prefix on the buffer

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • buflist.look.signals_refresh

    • description: comma-separated list of extra signals that are hooked and trigger the refresh of buffers list; this can be useful if some custom variables are used in formats and need specific refresh

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

  • buflist.look.sort

    • description: comma-separated list of fields to sort buffers; each field is a hdata variable of buffer ("var"), a hdata variable of IRC server ("irc_server.var") or a hdata variable of IRC channel ("irc_channel.var"); char "-" can be used before field to reverse order, char "~" can be used to do a case insensitive comparison; examples: "-~short_name" for case insensitive and reverse sort on buffer short name, "-hotlist.priority,hotlist.creation_time.tv_sec,number,-active" for sort like the hotlist then by buffer number for buffers without activity (note: the content is evaluated, before being split into fields, but at that time "bar_item" is the only variable that can be used, to distinguish between different buflist items, for example "${bar_item.name}")

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "number,-active"

  • buflist.look.use_items

    • description: number of buflist bar items that can be used; the item names are: "buflist", "buflist2", "buflist3", "buflist4" and "buflist5"; be careful, using more than one bar item slows down the display of buffers list

    • type: integer

    • values: 1 .. 5

    • default value: 1

5.6. Cursor mode

The cursor mode allows you to move freely the cursor anywhere on screen, in chat area and bars, and lets you perform actions at the given position.
You can enter in cursor mode either with the command /cursor or with a mouse middle click (mouse must have been enabled with key Alt+m or command /mouse enable).

Typical use is to quote messages (chat area) or interact with nicks (nicklist bar).

See command /cursor and key bindings in cursor context for the list of actions you can perform in this mode.

6. Key bindings

WeeChat provides a lot of default key bindings, listed in the following chapters.
They can be changed and new ones can be added with the /key command.

6.1. Command line

Cursor movement

Key Description Command


Shift+
Ctrl+b

Go to previous char in command line.

/input move_previous_char


Shift+
Ctrl+f

Go to next char in command line.

/input move_next_char

Shift+

Go to previous line.

/input move_previous_line

Shift+

Go to next line.

/input move_next_line

Ctrl+
Alt+b

Go to previous word in command line.

/input move_previous_word

Ctrl+
Alt+f

Go to next word in command line.

/input move_next_word

Home
Ctrl+a

Go to the beginning of current line.

/input move_beginning_of_line

Shift+Home

Go to the beginning of command line.

/input move_beginning_of_input

End
Ctrl+e

Go to the end of current line.

/input move_end_of_line

Shift+End

Go to the end of command line.

/input move_end_of_input

Editing

Key Description Command

Del
Ctrl+d

Delete next char in command line.

/input delete_next_char

Backspace
Ctrl+h

Delete previous char in command line.

/input delete_previous_char

Ctrl+k

Delete from cursor until end of current line (deleted string is copied to the internal clipboard).

/input delete_end_of_line

Alt+Ctrl+k

Delete from cursor until end of command line (deleted string is copied to the internal clipboard).

/input delete_end_of_input

Ctrl+t

Transpose chars.

/input transpose_chars

Ctrl+u

Delete from cursor until beginning of current line (deleted string is copied to the internal clipboard).

/input delete_beginning_of_line

Alt+Ctrl+u

Delete from cursor until beginning of command line (deleted string is copied to the internal clipboard).

/input delete_beginning_of_input

Alt+Backspace

Delete previous word of command line (deleted string is copied to the internal clipboard).

/input delete_previous_word

Ctrl+w

Delete previous word of command line until whitespace (deleted string is copied to the internal clipboard).

/input delete_previous_word_whitespace

Ctrl+y

Paste the internal clipboard content.

/input clipboard_paste

Ctrl+_

Undo last action on command line.

/input undo

Alt+_

Redo last action on command line.

/input redo

Tab

Complete command or nick (Tab again: find next completion).

/input complete_next

Shift+Tab

Without completion: do a partial completion, with pending completion: complete with previous completion.

/input complete_previous

Enter
Ctrl+j
Ctrl+m

Execute command or send message (in search mode: stop search).

/input return

Ctrl+o

Execute the command found in history and insert the next one in the command line.

/input history_use_get_next

Alt+Enter

Insert a newline.

/input insert \n

Alt+d

Delete next word in command line (deleted string is copied to the internal clipboard).

/input delete_next_word

Alt+k

Grab a key and insert its code (and command bound if key exists) in command line.

/input grab_key_command

Alt+r

Delete current line.

/input delete_line

Alt+R

Delete entire command line.

/input delete_input

Color codes

Key Description Command

Ctrl+c, b

Insert code for bold text.

/input insert \x02

Ctrl+c, c

Insert code for colored text.

/input insert \x03

Ctrl+c, d

Insert code for colored text (RGB color, as hexadecimal).

/input insert \x04

Ctrl+c, i

Insert code for italic text.

/input insert \x1D

Ctrl+c, o

Insert code for color reset.

/input insert \x0F

Ctrl+c, v

Insert code for reverse color.

/input insert \x16

Ctrl+c, _

Insert code for underlined text.

/input insert \x1F

Command history

Key Description Command

Call previous command/message (in search mode: search up).

/input history_previous

Call next command/message (in search mode: search down).

/input history_next

Ctrl+

Call previous command/message in global history (common for all buffers).

/input history_global_previous

Ctrl+

Call next command/message in global history (common for all buffers).

/input history_global_next

System

Key Description Command

Ctrl+z

Suspend WeeChat process.

/sys suspend

6.2. Buffers

Key Description Command

Ctrl+r

Search for text in commands history (see keys for context "histsearch").

/input search_history

Ctrl+s

Search for text in buffer lines (see keys for context "search").

/input search_text_here

Ctrl+x

Switch current buffer if buffers are merged with same number, for example switch to another IRC server buffer.

/buffer switch

Alt+x

Zoom on merged buffer (Alt+x again: display all merged buffers).

/buffer zoom

PgUp

Scroll up one page in buffer history.

/window page_up

PgDn

Scroll down one page in buffer history.

/window page_down

Alt+PgUp

Scroll up a few lines in buffer history.

/window scroll_up

Alt+PgDn

Scroll down a few lines in buffer history.

/window scroll_down

Alt+Home

Scroll to top of buffer.

/window scroll_top

Alt+End

Scroll to bottom of buffer.

/window scroll_bottom

Alt+
Alt+
Ctrl+p
F5

Switch to previous buffer.

/buffer -1

Alt+
Alt+
Ctrl+n
F6

Switch to next buffer.

/buffer +1

Alt+j, Alt+f

Switch to first buffer.

/buffer -

Alt+j, Alt+l (L)

Switch to last buffer.

/buffer +

Alt+j, Alt+r

Switch to IRC raw buffer.

/server raw

Alt+j, Alt+s

Switch to IRC server buffer.

/server jump

Alt+0…​9

Switch to buffer by number (0 = 10).

/buffer *N

Alt+j, 01…​99

Switch to buffer by number.

/buffer *NN

Alt+n

Scroll to next highlight.

/window scroll_next_highlight

Alt+p

Scroll to previous highlight.

/window scroll_previous_highlight

Alt+u

Scroll to first unread line in buffer.

/window scroll_unread

Alt+Shift+U

Set unread marker on all buffers.

/allbuf /buffer set unread

Alt+<

Switch to previous buffer in list of visited buffers.

/buffer jump prev_visited

Alt+>

Switch to next buffer in list of visited buffers.

/buffer jump next_visited

Alt+/

Switch to last buffer displayed (before last jump to a buffer).

/buffer jump last_displayed

6.3. Windows

Key Description Command

Ctrl+l (L)

Redraw whole window.

/window refresh

Alt+l (L)

Toggle bare display.

/window bare

F7

Switch to previous window.

/window -1

F8

Switch to next window.

/window +1

Alt+w, Alt+

Switch to window above.

/window up

Alt+w, Alt+

Switch to window below.

/window down

Alt+w, Alt+

Switch to window on the left.

/window left

Alt+w, Alt+

Switch to window on the right.

/window right

Alt+w, Alt+b

Balance the sizes of all windows.

/window balance

Alt+w, Alt+s

Swap buffers of two windows.

/window swap

Alt+z

Zoom on current window (Alt+z again: restore initial windows state, before zoom).

/window zoom

6.4. Bars

Key Description Command

F1
Ctrl+F1

Scroll up one page in buflist.

/bar scroll buflist * -100%

F2
Ctrl+F2

Scroll down one page in buflist.

/bar scroll buflist * +100%

Alt+F1

Go to the beginning of buflist.

/bar scroll buflist * b

Alt+F2

Go to the end of buflist.

/bar scroll buflist * e

F9

Scroll buffer’s title on the left.

/bar scroll title * -30%

F10

Scroll buffer’s title on the right.

/bar scroll title * +30%

F11
Ctrl+F11

Scroll up one page in nicklist.

/bar scroll nicklist * -100%

F12
Ctrl+F12

Scroll down one page in nicklist.

/bar scroll nicklist * +100%

Alt+F11

Go to the beginning of nicklist.

/bar scroll nicklist * b

Alt+F12

Go to the end of nicklist.

/bar scroll nicklist * e

Alt+Shift+B

Toggle buflist.

/buflist toggle

Alt+Shift+N

Toggle nicklist bar.

/bar toggle nicklist

6.5. Hotlist

Key Description Command

Alt+a

Switch to next buffer with activity (with priority: highlight, message, other).

/buffer jump smart

Alt+h, Alt+c

Clear hotlist (activity notification on buffers).

/hotlist clear

Alt+h, Alt+m

Remove current buffer from hotlist.

/hotlist remove

Alt+h, Alt+r

Restore latest hotlist removed in the current buffer.

/hotlist restore

Alt+h, Alt+Shift+R

Restore latest hotlist removed in all buffers.

/hotlist restore -all

6.6. Toggle keys

Key Description Command

Alt+m

Toggle mouse.

/mouse toggle

Alt+s

Toggle spell checker.

/mute spell toggle

Alt+=

Toggle filters.

/filter toggle

Alt+-

Toggle filters in current buffer.

/filter toggle @

6.7. Search context

These keys are used in context "search" (when Ctrl+s is pressed to search text in buffer lines).

Key Description Command

Ctrl+x

Switch search type: string (default), regular expression.

/input search_switch_regex

Alt+c

Switch exact case for search.

/input search_switch_case

Tab

Switch search in: messages (default), prefixes, prefixes + messages.

/input search_switch_where

Ctrl+r

Search previous line.

/input search_previous

Ctrl+s

Search next line.

/input search_next

Enter
Ctrl+j
Ctrl+m

Stop search at current position.

/input search_stop_here

Ctrl+q

Stop search and reset scroll to pre-text search state.

/input search_stop

6.8. History search context

These keys are used in context "histsearch" (when Ctrl+r is pressed to search text in commands history).

Key Description Command

Ctrl+x

Switch search type: string (default), regular expression.

/input search_switch_regex

Alt+c

Switch exact case for search.

/input search_switch_case

Tab

Switch search in: buffer local history (default), global history.

/input search_switch_where

Ctrl+r

Search in previous (older) history entries.

/input search_previous

Ctrl+s

Search in next (newer) history entries.

/input search_next

Enter
Ctrl+j
Ctrl+m

Stop search and use matching input.

/input search_stop_here

Ctrl+o

Execute the command found in history and insert the next one in the command line.

/input history_use_get_next

Ctrl+q

Stop search and restore input to its initial value.

/input search_stop

6.9. Cursor context

These keys are used in context "cursor" (free movement of cursor on screen), see Cursor mode.

Key Area Description Command

-

Move cursor one line up.

/cursor move up

-

Move cursor one line down.

/cursor move down

-

Move cursor one column left.

/cursor move left

-

Move cursor one column right.

/cursor move right

Alt+

-

Move cursor to the first line of the area.

/cursor move edge_top

Alt+

-

Move cursor to the last line of the area.

/cursor move edge_bottom

Alt+

-

Move cursor to the first column of the area.

/cursor move edge_left

Alt+

-

Move cursor to the last column of the area.

/cursor move edge_right

Alt+Home

-

Move cursor to the top left corner of the area.

/cursor move top_left

Alt+End

-

Move cursor to the bottom right corner of the area.

/cursor move bottom_right

Alt+Shift+

-

Move cursor one area up.

/cursor move area_up

Alt+Shift+

-

Move cursor one area down.

/cursor move area_down

Alt+Shift+

-

Move cursor one area left.

/cursor move area_left

Alt+Shift+

-

Move cursor one area right.

/cursor move area_right

m

chat

Quote message.

hsignal:chat_quote_message;/cursor stop

l

chat

Quote focused line.

hsignal:chat_quote_focused_line;/cursor stop

q

chat

Quote prefix + message.

hsignal:chat_quote_prefix_message;/cursor stop

Q

chat

Quote time + prefix + message.

hsignal:chat_quote_time_prefix_message;/cursor stop

b

nicklist

Ban nick.

/window ${_window_number};/ban ${nick}

k

nicklist

Kick nick.

/window ${_window_number};/kick ${nick}

K

nicklist

Kick and ban nick.

/window ${_window_number};/kickban ${nick}

q

nicklist

Open query with nick.

/window ${_window_number};/query ${nick};/cursor stop

w

nicklist

Do a whois on nick.

/window ${_window_number};/whois ${nick}

Enter
Ctrl+j
Ctrl+m

-

Stop cursor mode

/cursor stop

6.10. Mouse

These mouse actions are possible only if mouse is enabled with key Alt+m (command: /mouse toggle).

Button/Wheel (1) Gesture Area Description Command

■ □ □

-

chat

Switch to window.

/window ${_window_number}

■ □ □

left

chat

Switch to previous buffer.

/window ${_window_number};/buffer +1

■ □ □

right

chat

Switch to next buffer.

/window ${_window_number};/buffer +1

■ □ □

left (long)

chat

Switch to first buffer.

/window ${_window_number};/buffer 1

■ □ □

right (long)

chat

Switch to last buffer.

/window ${_window_number};/buffer +

-

chat

Scroll up a few lines in buffer history.

/window scroll_up -window ${_window_number}

-

chat

Scroll down a few lines in buffer history.

/window scroll_down -window ${_window_number}

Ctrl+

-

chat

Scroll horizontally to the left.

/window scroll_horiz -window ${_window_number} -10%

Ctrl+

-

chat

Scroll horizontally to the right.

/window scroll_horiz -window ${_window_number} +10%

-

chat: fset buffer

Move five lines up in fset buffer.

/fset -up 5

-

chat: fset buffer

Move five lines down in fset buffer.

/fset -down 5

■ □ □

-

chat: fset buffer

Select line in fset buffer.

/window ${_window_number};/fset -go ${fset_option_index}

□ □ ■

-

chat: fset buffer

Toggle boolean (on/off) or edit the option value.

hsignal:fset_mouse

□ □ ■

left

chat: fset buffer

Decrease value for integer/color/enum, set/append to value for other types.

hsignal:fset_mouse

□ □ ■

right

chat: fset buffer

Increase value for integer/color/enum, set/append to value for other types.

hsignal:fset_mouse

□ □ ■

up / down

chat: fset buffer

Mark/unmark multiple options.

hsignal:fset_mouse

-

chat: /list buffer

Move five lines up in /list buffer.

/list -up 5

-

chat: /list buffer

Move five lines down in /list buffer.

/list -down 5

■ □ □

-

chat: /list buffer

Select line in /list buffer.

/window ${_window_number};/list -go ${_chat_line_y}

□ □ ■

-

chat: /list buffer

Join IRC channel on selected line.

hsignal:irc_list_mouse

-

chat: script buffer

Move five lines up in script buffer.

/script -up 5

-

chat: script buffer

Move five lines down in script buffer.

/script -down 5

■ □ □

-

chat: script buffer

Select line in script buffer.

/script -go ${_chat_line_y}

□ □ ■

-

chat: script buffer

Install/remove script.

/script -go ${_chat_line_y};/script installremove -q ${script_name_with_extension}

■ □ □

up / left

buflist

Move buffer to a lower number.

Signal buflist_mouse.

■ □ □

down / right

buflist

Move buffer to a higher number.

Signal buflist_mouse.

■ □ □

-

buflist

Switch to buffer (previously visited buffer if the buffer is the current one).

Signal buflist_mouse.

□ □ ■

-

buflist

Switch to next visited buffer if the buffer is the current one.

Signal buflist_mouse.

Ctrl+

-

buflist

Switch to previous buffer.

Signal buflist_mouse.

Ctrl+

-

buflist

Switch to next buffer.

Signal buflist_mouse.

■ □ □

up

nicklist

Scroll up one page in nicklist.

/bar scroll nicklist ${_window_number} -100%

■ □ □

down

nicklist

Scroll down one page in nicklist.

/bar scroll nicklist ${_window_number} +100%

■ □ □

up (long)

nicklist

Go to the beginning of nicklist.

/bar scroll nicklist ${_window_number} b

■ □ □

down (long)

nicklist

Go to the end of nicklist.

/bar scroll nicklist ${_window_number} e

■ □ □

-

nicklist

Open query with nick.

/window ${_window_number};/query ${nick}

□ □ ■

-

nicklist

Do a whois on nick.

/window ${_window_number};/whois ${nick}

■ □ □

left

nicklist

Kick nick.

/window ${_window_number};/kick ${nick}

■ □ □

left (long)

nicklist

Kick and ban nick.

/window ${_window_number};/kickban ${nick}

□ □ ■

left

nicklist

Ban nick.

/window ${_window_number};/ban ${nick}

□ □ ■

-

input

Grab a mouse event and insert its code in command line.

/input grab_mouse_area

-

any bar

Scroll bar by -20%.

/bar scroll ${_bar_name} ${_window_number} -20%

-

any bar

Scroll bar by +20%.

/bar scroll ${_bar_name} ${_window_number} +20%

□ ■ □

-

anywhere

Start cursor mode at this point.

/cursor go ${_x},${_y}

(1) Buttons:
◼ □ □: click on left button
□ ◼ □: click on middle button
□ □ ◼: click on right button
Wheel:
: wheel up
: wheel down

6.11. Fset buffer

These keys and actions are used on the fset buffer (see Fset plugin).

Key Action (1) Description Command

Move one line up.

/fset -up

Move one line down.

/fset -down

PgUp

Move one page up.

/window page_up

PgDn

Move one page down.

/window page_down

Alt+Home

<<

Move to first line.

/fset -go 0

Alt+End

>>

Move to last line.

/fset -go end

F11

<

Scroll horizontally on the left.

/fset -left

F12

>

Scroll horizontally on the right.

/fset -right

Alt+Space

t

Toggle boolean value.

/fset -toggle

Alt+-

-

Subtract 1 from value for integer/color/enum, set value for other types.

/fset -add -1

Alt++

+

Add 1 to value for integer/color/enum, append to value for other types.

/fset -add 1

Alt+f, Alt+r

r

Reset value.

/fset -reset

Alt+f, Alt+u

u

Unset value.

/fset -unset

Alt+Enter

s

Set value.

/fset -set

Alt+f, Alt+n

n

Set new value.

/fset -setnew

Alt+f, Alt+a

a

Append to value.

/fset -append

Alt+,

,

Mark/unmark option.

/fset -mark 1

Shift+

Move one line up and mark/unmark option.

/fset -up; /fset -mark

Shift+

Mark/unmark option and move one line down.

/fset -mark; /fset -down

m:xxx

Mark options displayed that are matching filter "xxx" (any filter on option or value is allowed, see /fset command).

u:xxx

Unmark options displayed that are matching filter "xxx" (any filter on option or value is allowed, see /fset command).

Ctrl+l (L)

Refresh options and whole screen.

/fset -refresh

$

Refresh options (keep marked options).

$$

Refresh options (unmark all options).

Alt+p

p

Toggle plugin description options (plugins.desc.*).

/mute /set fset.look.show_plugins_desc toggle

Alt+v

v

Toggle help bar.

/bar toggle fset

s:x,y

Sort options by fields x,y (see option fset.look.sort).

/mute /set fset.look.sort x,y

s:

Reset sort to its default value (see option fset.look.sort).

/mute /unset fset.look.sort

w:xxx

Export options in file "xxx".

/fset -export xxx

w-:xxx

Export options in file "xxx" without help.

/fset -export -nohelp xxx

w+:xxx

Export options in file "xxx" with help.

/fset -export -help xxx

Ctrl+x

x

Switch the format used to display options.

/fset -format

q

Close fset buffer.

/buffer close

(1) The action must be entered as input on the command line, followed by Enter.

6.12. IRC /list buffer

These keys and actions are used on the IRC /list buffer (see command /list).

Key Action (1) Description Command

Move one line up.

/list -up

Move one line down.

/list -down

PgUp

Move one page up.

/window page_up

PgDn

Move one page down.

/window page_down

Alt+Home

<<

Move to first line.

/list -go 0

Alt+End

>>

Move to last line.

/list -go end

F11

<

Scroll horizontally on the left.

/list -left

F12

>

Scroll horizontally on the right.

/list -right

Ctrl+j

j

Join IRC channel on selected line.

/list -join

xxx

Show only channels with "xxx" in name or topic (case insensitive).

n:xxx

Show only channels with "xxx" in name (case insensitive).

t:xxx

Show only channels with "xxx" in topic (case insensitive).

u:n

Show only channels with at least "n" users.

u:>n

Show only channels with more than "n" users.

u:<n

Show only channels with less than "n" users.

c:xxx

Show only channels matching the evaluated condition "xxx", using following variables: name, name2, users, topic.

s:x,y

Sort channels by fields x,y (see command /list).

s:

Reset sort to its default value (see command /list).

$

Refresh list (run again command /list).

q

Close buffer.

/buffer close

(1) The action must be entered as input on the command line, followed by Enter.

6.13. Script buffer

These keys and actions are used on the script buffer (see script manager).

Key Action (1) Description Command

Move one line up.

/script -up

Move one line down.

/script -down

PgUp

Move one page up.

/window page_up

PgDn

Move one page down.

/window page_down

Alt+i

i

Install script.

/script install

Alt+r

r

Remove script.

/script remove

Alt+l

l

Load script.

/script load

Alt+L

L

Reload script.

/script reload

Alt+u

u

Unload script.

/script unload

Alt+Shift+A

A

Autoload script.

/script toggleautoload

Alt+h

h

Hold/unhold script.

/script hold

Alt+v

v

View script.

/script show

s:x,y

Sort scripts by fields x,y (see option script.look.sort).

s:

Reset sort to its default value (see option script.look.sort).

$

Refresh list.

q

Close buffer.

/buffer close

(1) The action must be entered as input on the command line, followed by Enter.

7. Configuration

7.1. Fset

Fast Set plugin displays a list of options in a buffer, and helps to set WeeChat and plugin options.

Example of fset buffer displaying options starting with weechat.look :

┌──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┐
│1.weechat│1/121 | Filter: weechat.look.* | Sort: ~name | Key(input): alt+space=toggle │
│2.fset   │weechat.look.bare_display_exit_on_input: exit the bare display mode on any c│
│         │hanges in input [default: on]                                               │
│         │----------------------------------------------------------------------------│
│         │  weechat.look.align_end_of_lines                   enum     message        │
│         │  weechat.look.align_multiline_words                boolean  on             │
│         │  weechat.look.bar_more_down                        string   "++"           │
│         │  weechat.look.bar_more_left                        string   "<<"           │
│         │  weechat.look.bar_more_right                       string   ">>"           │
│         │  weechat.look.bar_more_up                          string   "--"           │
│         │  weechat.look.bare_display_exit_on_input           boolean  on             │
│         │  weechat.look.bare_display_time_format             string   "%H:%M"        │
│         │  weechat.look.buffer_auto_renumber                 boolean  on             │
│         │  weechat.look.buffer_notify_default                enum     all            │
│         │  weechat.look.buffer_position                      enum     end            │
│         │  weechat.look.buffer_search_case_sensitive         boolean  off            │
│         │  weechat.look.buffer_search_force_default          boolean  off            │
│         │  weechat.look.buffer_search_regex                  boolean  off            │
│         │  weechat.look.buffer_search_where                  enum     prefix_message │
│         │  weechat.look.buffer_time_format                   string   "%H:%M:%S"     │
│         │  weechat.look.buffer_time_same                     string   ""             │
│         │[12:55] [2] [fset] 2:fset                                                   │
│         │█                                                                           │
└──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘

Commands

  • fset: fast set WeeChat and plugins options

/fset  -bar
       -refresh
       -up|-down [<number>]
       -left|-right [<percent>]
       -go <line>|end
       -toggle
       -add [<value>]
       -reset
       -unset
       -set
       -setnew
       -append
       -mark
       -format
       -export [-help|-nohelp] <filename>
       <filter>

    -bar: add the help bar
-refresh: refresh list of options, then whole screen (command: /window refresh)
     -up: move the selected line up by "number" lines
   -down: move the selected line down by "number" lines
   -left: scroll the buffer by "percent" of width on the left
  -right: scroll the buffer by "percent" of width on the right
     -go: select a line by number, first line number is 0 ("end" to select the last line)
 -toggle: toggle the boolean value
    -add: add "value" (which can be a negative number) for integers, colors and enums, set/append to value for other types (set for a negative value, append for a positive value)
  -reset: reset the value of option
  -unset: unset the option
    -set: add the /set command in input to edit the value of option (move the cursor at the beginning of value)
 -setnew: add the /set command in input to edit a new value for the option
 -append: add the /set command to append something in the value of option (move the cursor at the end of value)
   -mark: toggle mark
 -format: switch to the next available format
 -export: export the options and values displayed in a file (each line has format: "/set name value" or "/unset name")
   -help: force writing of help on options in exported file (see /help fset.look.export_help_default)
 -nohelp: do not write help on options in exported file (see /help fset.look.export_help_default)
  filter: set a new filter to see only matching options (this filter can be used as input in fset buffer as well); allowed formats are:
          `*`: show all options (no filter)
          `xxx`: show only options with "xxx" in name
          `f:xxx`: show only configuration file "xxx"
          `t:xxx`: show only type "xxx" (bool/int/str/col/enum or boolean/integer/string/color/enum)
          `d`: show only changed options
          `d:xxx`: show only changed options with "xxx" in name
          `d=xxx`: show only changed options with "xxx" in value
          `d==xxx`: show only changed options with exact value "xxx"
          `h=xxx`: show only options with "xxx" in description (translated)
          `he=xxx`: show only options with "xxx" in description (in English)
          `=xxx`: show only options with "xxx" in value
          `==xxx`: show only options with exact value "xxx"
          `c:xxx`: show only options matching the evaluated condition "xxx", using following variables: file, section, option, name, parent_name, type, type_en, type_short (bool/int/str/col/enum), type_tiny (b/i/s/c/e), default_value, default_value_undef, value, quoted_value, value_undef, value_changed, parent_value, min, max, description, description2, description_en, description_en2, string_values, allowed_values

The lines with options are displayed using string evaluation (see /help eval for the format), with these options:
  - fset.format.option1: first format for an option
  - fset.format.option2: second format for an option

The following variables can be used in these options:
  - option data, with color and padded by spaces on the right:
    - ${file}: configuration file (for example "weechat" or "irc")
    - ${section}: section
    - ${option}: option name
    - ${name}: full option name (file.section.option)
    - ${parent_name}: parent option name
    - ${type}: option type (translated)
    - ${type_en}: option type (in English)
    - ${type_short}: short option type (bool/int/str/col/enum)
    - ${type_tiny}: tiny option type (b/i/s/c/e)
    - ${default_value}: option default value
    - ${default_value_undef}: "1" if default value is null, otherwise "0"
    - ${value}: option value
    - ${value_undef}: "1" if value is null, otherwise "0"
    - ${value_changed}: "1" if value is different from default value, otherwise "0"
    - ${value2}: option value, with inherited value if null
    - ${parent_value}: parent option value
    - ${min}: min value
    - ${max}: max value
    - ${description}: option description (translated)
    - ${description2}: option description (translated), "(no description)" (translated) if there's no description
    - ${description_en}: option description (in English)
    - ${description_en2}: option description (in English), "(no description)" if there's no description
    - ${string_values}: string values allowed for set of an enum option
    - ${allowed_values}: allowed values
    - ${marked}: "1" if option is marked, otherwise "0"
    - ${index}: index of option in list
  - option data, with color but no spaces:
    - same names prefixed by underscore, for example: ${_name}, ${_type}, ...
  - option data, raw format (no colors/spaces):
    - same names prefixed by two underscores, for example: ${__name}, ${__type}, ...
  - option data, only spaces:
    - same names prefixed with "empty_", for example: ${empty_name}, ${empty_type}
  - other data:
    - ${selected_line}: "1" if the line is selected, otherwise "0"
    - ${newline}: insert a new line at point, so the option is displayed on multiple lines

For keys, input and mouse actions on the buffer, see key bindings in User's guide.

Note: if input has one or more leading spaces, the following text is interpreted as a filter, without the spaces. For example " q" searches all options with "q" inside name while "q" closes the fset buffer.

Examples:
  /fset d:irc.*
  /fset nicklist
  /fset =red
  /fset ==red
  /fset c:${file} == irc && ${type_en} == integer

Options

Sections in file fset.conf:

Section Control command Description

color

/set fset.color.*

Colors.

format

/set fset.format.*

Formats used to display list of options.

look

/set fset.look.*

Look and feel.

Options:

  • fset.color.allowed_values

    • description: color for allowed values

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: default

  • fset.color.allowed_values_selected

    • description: color for allowed values on the selected line

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: white

  • fset.color.color_name

    • description: color for color name when option fset.look.use_color_value is enabled

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: 246

  • fset.color.color_name_selected

    • description: color for color name on the selected line when option fset.look.use_color_value is enabled

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: default

  • fset.color.default_value

    • description: color for default value

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: default

  • fset.color.default_value_selected

    • description: color for default value on the selected line

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: white

  • fset.color.description

    • description: color for description

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: 242

  • fset.color.description_selected

    • description: color for description on the selected line

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: default

  • fset.color.file

    • description: color for file

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: default

  • fset.color.file_changed

    • description: color for file if value is changed

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: brown

  • fset.color.file_changed_selected

    • description: color for file if value is changed on the selected line

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: yellow

  • fset.color.file_selected

    • description: color for file on the selected line

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: white

  • fset.color.help_default_value

    • description: color for default value in help bar

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: white

  • fset.color.help_description

    • description: color for description in help bar

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: default

  • fset.color.help_name

    • description: color for name in help bar

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: white

  • fset.color.help_quotes

    • description: color for quotes around string values

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: darkgray

  • fset.color.help_values

    • description: color for allowed values

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: default

  • fset.color.index

    • description: color for index of option

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: cyan

  • fset.color.index_selected

    • description: color for index of option on the selected line

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: lightcyan

  • fset.color.line_marked_bg1

    • description: background color for a marked line (used with the first format, see option fset.format.option1)

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: 17

  • fset.color.line_marked_bg2

    • description: background color for a marked line (used with the second format, see option fset.format.option2)

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: 17

  • fset.color.line_selected_bg1

    • description: background color for the selected line (used with the first format, see option fset.format.option1)

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: 24

  • fset.color.line_selected_bg2

    • description: background color for the selected line (used with the second format, see option fset.format.option2)

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: 24

  • fset.color.marked

    • description: color for mark indicator

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: brown

  • fset.color.marked_selected

    • description: color for mark indicator on the selected line

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: yellow

  • fset.color.max

    • description: color for max value

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: default

  • fset.color.max_selected

    • description: color for max value on the selected line

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: white

  • fset.color.min

    • description: color for min value

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: default

  • fset.color.min_selected

    • description: color for min value on the selected line

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: white

  • fset.color.name

    • description: color for name

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: default

  • fset.color.name_changed

    • description: color for name if value is changed

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: 185

  • fset.color.name_changed_selected

    • description: color for name if value is changed on the selected line

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: yellow

  • fset.color.name_selected

    • description: color for name on the selected line

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: white

  • fset.color.option

    • description: color for option

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: default

  • fset.color.option_changed

    • description: color for option if value is changed

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: brown

  • fset.color.option_changed_selected

    • description: color for option if value is changed on the selected line

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: yellow

  • fset.color.option_selected

    • description: color for option on the selected line

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: white

  • fset.color.parent_name

    • description: color for name of parent option

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: default

  • fset.color.parent_name_selected

    • description: color for name of parent option on the selected line

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: white

  • fset.color.parent_value

    • description: color for value of parent option

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: cyan

  • fset.color.parent_value_selected

    • description: color for value of parent option on the selected line

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: lightcyan

  • fset.color.quotes

    • description: color for quotes around string values

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: darkgray

  • fset.color.quotes_changed

    • description: color for quotes around string values which are changed

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: default

  • fset.color.quotes_changed_selected

    • description: color for quotes around string values which are changed on the selected line

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: white

  • fset.color.quotes_selected

    • description: color for quotes around string values on the selected line

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: default

  • fset.color.section

    • description: color for section

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: default

  • fset.color.section_changed

    • description: color for section if value is changed

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: brown

  • fset.color.section_changed_selected

    • description: color for section if value is changed on the selected line

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: yellow

  • fset.color.section_selected

    • description: color for section on the selected line

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: white

  • fset.color.string_values

    • description: color for string values

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: default

  • fset.color.string_values_selected

    • description: color for string values on the selected line

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: white

  • fset.color.title_count_options

    • description: color for the count of options found with the current filter in title of buffer

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: cyan

  • fset.color.title_current_option

    • description: color for current option number in title of buffer

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: lightcyan

  • fset.color.title_filter

    • description: color for filter in title of buffer

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: yellow

  • fset.color.title_marked_options

    • description: color for number of marked options in title of buffer

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: lightgreen

  • fset.color.title_sort

    • description: color for sort in title of buffer

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: white

  • fset.color.type

    • description: color for type

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: 138

  • fset.color.type_selected

    • description: color for type on the selected line

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: 216

  • fset.color.unmarked

    • description: color for mark indicator when the option is not marked

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: default

  • fset.color.unmarked_selected

    • description: color for mark indicator when the option is not marked on the selected line

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: white

  • fset.color.value

    • description: color for value

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: 38

  • fset.color.value_changed

    • description: color for value changed (different from default)

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: 185

  • fset.color.value_changed_selected

    • description: color for value changed (different from default) on the selected line

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: yellow

  • fset.color.value_selected

    • description: color for value on the selected line

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: 159

  • fset.color.value_undef

    • description: color for undefined value

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: magenta

  • fset.color.value_undef_selected

    • description: color for undefined value on the selected line

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: lightmagenta

  • fset.format.export_help

    • description: format of help line written before each option exported in a file (note: content is evaluated, see /help fset)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "# ${description2}"

  • fset.format.export_option

    • description: format of each option exported in a file (note: content is evaluated, see /help fset)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/set ${name} ${quoted_value}"

  • fset.format.export_option_null

    • description: format of each option with "null" value exported in a file (note: content is evaluated, see /help fset)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/unset ${name}"

  • fset.format.option1

    • description: first format of each line, used when option fset.look.format_number is set to 1 (note: content is evaluated, see /help fset); an empty string uses the default format ("${marked} ${name} ${type} ${value2}"), which is without evaluation of string and then much faster; formats can be switched with key ctrl-x

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

  • fset.format.option2

    • description: second format of each line, used when option fset.look.format_number is set to 2 (note: content is evaluated, see /help fset); an empty string uses the default format ("${marked} ${name} ${type} ${value2}"), which is without evaluation of string and then much faster; formats can be switched with key ctrl-x

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "${marked} ${name} ${type} ${value2}${newline} ${empty_name} ${_default_value}${color:244} -- ${_allowed_values}${newline} ${empty_name} ${_description}"

  • fset.look.auto_refresh

    • description: comma separated list of options to automatically refresh on the fset buffer (if opened); "*" means all options (recommended), a name beginning with "!" is a negative value to prevent an option to be refreshed, wildcard "*" is allowed in names (example: "*,!plugin.section.*")

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "*"

  • fset.look.auto_unmark

    • description: automatically unmark all options after an action on marked options or after a refresh

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • fset.look.condition_catch_set

    • description: condition to catch /set command and display results in the fset buffer; following variables can be used: ${name} (name of option given for the /set command), ${count} (number of options found with the /set argument); an empty string disables the catch of /set command; with value "1", the fset buffer is always used with /set command

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "${count} >= 1"

  • fset.look.export_help_default

    • description: write help for each option exported by default (this can be overridden with arguments "-help" and "-nohelp" for command /fset -export)

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • fset.look.format_number

    • description: number of format used to display options; this is dynamically changed by the key ctrl-x on the fset buffer

    • type: integer

    • values: 1 .. 2

    • default value: 1

  • fset.look.marked_string

    • description: string displayed when an option is marked (to do an action on multiple options)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "*"

  • fset.look.scroll_horizontal

    • description: left/right scroll in fset buffer (percent of width)

    • type: integer

    • values: 1 .. 100

    • default value: 10

  • fset.look.show_plugins_desc

    • description: show the plugin description options (plugins.desc.*)

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • fset.look.sort

    • description: comma-separated list of fields to sort options (see /help fset for a list of fields); char "-" can be used before field to reverse order, char "~" can be used to do a case insensitive comparison; example: "-~name" for case insensitive and reverse sort on option name

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "~name"

  • fset.look.unmarked_string

    • description: string displayed when an option is not marked

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: " "

  • fset.look.use_color_value

    • description: use the color to display value of color options

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • fset.look.use_keys

    • description: use keys alt+X in fset buffer to do actions on options; if disabled, only the input is allowed

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • fset.look.use_mute

    • description: use /mute command to set options

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

7.2. Colors

Basic colors

Basic colors in WeeChat are:

Name Color

default

Default terminal color (transparent for background)

black

Black

darkgray

Dark gray

red

Dark red

lightred

Light red

green

Dark green

lightgreen

Light green

brown

Brown

yellow

Yellow

blue

Dark blue

lightblue

Light blue

magenta

Dark magenta

lightmagenta

Light magenta

cyan

Dark cyan

lightcyan

Light cyan

gray

Gray

white

White

Extended colors

WeeChat dynamically allocates color pairs when colors are used on screen (to display buffers and bars).

In addition to basic colors, you can use a color number between 1 and the limit of your terminal.

Use command /color to see current colors and limits. With Alt+c you can temporarily switch to terminal colors to choose a color.

For example if you want to display time in orange in buffer, do:

/set weechat.color.chat_time 214

Or if you want a very dark green background for status bar:

/set weechat.bar.status.color_bg 22

Aliases

You can add color aliases with command /color alias and then use this alias in any color option.

For example:

/color alias 214 orange
/set weechat.color.chat_delimiters orange

Attributes

It is possible to use some attributes for colors. One or more attributes can be added before color name or number:

  • %: blink

  • .: "dim" (half bright)

  • *: bold text

  • !: reverse video

  • /: italic

  • _: underlined text

  • |: keep attributes: do not reset blink/dim/bold/reverse/italic/underlined when changing color

For example if you want self nick as white underlined, do:

/set weechat.color.chat_nick_self _white

Or if you want time in status bar as orange underlined with bold:

/set weechat.color.status_time *_214

To use an attribute with default terminal color (-1), you must use a number greater than last terminal color, for example max color in WeeChat: 99999.

Example of bold with terminal foreground color:

/set weechat.color.status_time *99999

7.3. Charset

Charset plugin lets you decode or encode data using charsets.

There is default charset for decode/encode, and specific charsets for buffers (or group of buffers).

This plugin is optional, but recommended: if it’s not loaded, WeeChat can only read/write UTF-8 data.

Charset plugin should be autoloaded by WeeChat. To be sure plugin is loaded, try:

/charset

If command is not found, then load plugin with command:

/plugin load charset

If plugin is not found, then you should compile again WeeChat with plugins and Charset support.

When Charset plugin starts, it displays terminal and internal charsets. Terminal charset depends on your locale, and internal is UTF-8.

For example:

charset: terminal: ISO-8859-15, internal: UTF-8

Set charset

To set global decode and encode charsets, use command /set.

For example:

/set charset.default.decode ISO-8859-15
/set charset.default.encode ISO-8859-15

If global decode charset is not set (for example during first load of Charset plugin), it will be automatically set to terminal charset (if it’s different from UTF-8), or by default to ISO-8859-1.

Default encode value is empty, so it sends by default with internal charset (UTF-8).

To set IRC server charset, use command /charset on server buffer. If you give only charset, then it will set decoding and encoding values.

For example:

/charset ISO-8859-15

It’s equivalent to:

/charset decode ISO-8859-15
/charset encode ISO-8859-15

To set IRC channel (or private) charset, use same commands as server, but on channel (or private) buffer.

To set charset for all channels/privates of an IRC server:

/set charset.encode.irc.libera ISO-8859-15

To see all charsets used, use following command:

/set charset.*

Troubleshooting

For any problem with charsets, please look at WeeChat FAQ / Charset .

Commands

  • charset: change charset for current buffer

/charset  decode|encode <charset>
          reset

 decode: change decoding charset
 encode: change encoding charset
charset: new charset for current buffer
  reset: reset charsets for current buffer

Options

Sections in file charset.conf:

Section Control command Description

default

/set charset.default.*

Default decoding/encoding charset.

decode

/charset decode
/set charset.decode.*

Decoding charset by buffer (options can be added/removed in section).

encode

/charset encode
/set charset.encode.*

Encoding charset by buffer (options can be added/removed in section).

Options:

  • charset.default.decode

    • description: global decoding charset: charset used to decode incoming messages when they are not UTF-8 valid

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "iso-8859-1"

  • charset.default.encode

    • description: global encoding charset: charset used to encode outgoing messages (if empty, default is UTF-8 because it is the WeeChat internal charset)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

7.4. Notify levels

Setup notify levels

Four levels are possible in messages displayed in buffers, from lower to higher:

  • low: message with low importance (for example irc join/part/quit)

  • message: message from a user

  • private: message in a private buffer

  • highlight: message with highlight

Each buffer has a notify level, which is used to decide what messages will add buffer in hotlist.

The default notify level can be set using option weechat.look.buffer_notify_default, default is all.

Notify level Level of messages added to hotlist

none

(none)

highlight

highlight + private

message

highlight + private + message

all

highlight + private + message + low

Notify level can be defined for a set of buffers, for example all buffers of irc server "libera":

/set weechat.notify.irc.libera message

Set notify level highlight on channel "#weechat" only:

/set weechat.notify.irc.libera.#weechat highlight

The notify level for a buffer can be set with command /buffer:

/buffer notify highlight

Max hotlist level for nicks

It is possible to set max hotlist level for some nicks, per buffer, or per group of buffers (like IRC servers).

The buffer property "hotlist_max_level_nicks" can be set with a list of nicks and for each nick the max hotlist level to trigger, possible levels are:

  • -1: no hotlist changes for nick

  • 0: low priority (like join/part messages)

  • 1: message

  • 2: private message

  • 3: highlight (in fact useless, since it’s already the default max for all messages)

For example to disable highlights from "joe" and "mike" on current buffer:

/buffer setauto hotlist_max_level_nicks_add joe:2,mike:2

7.5. Highlights

Disable highlights

You can disable highlights with option weechat.look.highlight_disable_regex (regular expression).
When a highlight is disabled with this option, the other highlight options are ignored.

For example to disable any highlight on messages with a word beginning with "flash" between chevrons:

/set weechat.look.highlight_disable_regex "<flash.*>"

This can also be set with the buffer property "highlight_disable_regex".

Same example, specific to the current buffer:

/buffer setauto highlight_disable_regex <flash.*>

Add words to highlight

By default, WeeChat highlights messages from other users containing your nick, therefore the highlight depends on the buffer (the nick can be different from one buffer to another).

You can add other words to highlight with the option weechat.look.highlight, for example to highlight your nick and "word1", "word2" and all words beginning with "test":

/set weechat.look.highlight "word1,word2,test*"

If you need a more specific rule for the word, you can use regular expressions with the option weechat.look.highlight_regex, for example to highlight words "flashcode", "flashcöde" and "flashy":

/set weechat.look.highlight_regex "flashc[oö]de|flashy"

The delimiters around words to highlight can be customized with the option weechat.look.word_chars_highlight.

Add tags to highlight

Lines displayed can contain "tags", which give some info about the origin of message or the message itself.
You can display tags with the command /debug tags (same command to hide them).

You can add specific tags to highlight with the option weechat.look.highlight_tags. Tags are separated by commas, and multiple tags can be separated by + to do a logical "and" between them.

For example to highlight all messages from nick "FlashCode" and all notices from nicks beginning with "toto":

/set weechat.look.highlight_tags "nick_flashcode,irc_notice+nick_toto*"

Set extra highlights on buffer

You can force highlight using a regular expression with the buffer property "highlight_regex".

For example to force the highlight on all messages in the current buffer:

/buffer setauto highlight_regex .*

7.6. Buffer logging

The Logger plugin lets you save content of buffers to files, with options about what and how it is saved.

Log levels

Logging is made with a level for each buffer. Default level is 9 (log all messages displayed on buffer). You can change level for one buffer, or a group of buffers.

Possible levels are 0 to 9. Zero means "do not log anything" and 9 means "log all messages".

Plugins are using different levels for messages displayed. IRC plugin uses following levels:

  • level 1: message from user (on channel or private)

  • level 2: nick change (you or someone else)

  • level 3: any server message (except join/part/quit)

  • level 4: server message join/part/quit

So if you set level 3 for an IRC channel, WeeChat will log all messages, but not join/part/quit.

Some examples:

  • Set level 3 for IRC channel #weechat:

/set logger.level.irc.libera.#weechat 3
  • Set level 3 for libera server buffer:

/set logger.level.irc.server.libera 3
  • Set level 3 for all channels on server libera:

/set logger.level.irc.libera 3
  • Set level 2 for all IRC buffers:

/set logger.level.irc 2

Filenames masks

It is possible to define a filename mask for each buffer, and use local buffer variables to build filename. To see available local variables for current buffer:

/buffer listvar

Masks will be matched on options in descending order of specificity on logger.mask.$plugin.*, with logger.file.mask as fallback option.

For example, on buffer "irc.libera.#weechat", WeeChat will search a mask with option name, in this order:

logger.mask.irc.libera.#weechat
logger.mask.irc.libera
logger.mask.irc
logger.file.mask

That means you can have masks specific for some IRC servers ("logger.mask.irc.libera") or for a plugin ("logger.mask.irc").

Log files by date

To have log files by date, you can use date/time specifiers in mask (see man strftime for formats), for example:

/set logger.file.mask "%Y/%m/$plugin.$name.weechatlog"

You’ll have following files:

~/.local/share/weechat
└── logs
    ├── 2010
    │   ├── 11
    │   │   ├── irc.server.libera.weechatlog
    │   │   └── irc.libera.#weechat.weechatlog
    │   └── 12
    │       ├── irc.server.libera.weechatlog
    │       └── irc.libera.#weechat.weechatlog
    ├── 2011
    │   ├── 01
    │   │   ├── irc.server.libera.weechatlog
    │   │   └── irc.libera.#weechat.weechatlog
    │   ├── 02
    ...
IRC log files by server and channel

If you want one directory by IRC server and one file by channel inside:

/set logger.mask.irc "irc/$server/$channel.weechatlog"

You’ll have following files:

~/.local/share/weechat
└── logs
    └── irc
        ├── libera
        │   ├── libera.weechatlog
        │   ├── #weechat.weechatlog
        │   └── #mychan.weechatlog
        ├── oftc
        │   ├── oftc.weechatlog
        │   ├── #channel1.weechatlog
        │   └── #channel2.weechatlog
        ...

Rotation and compression

It is possible to define a max size for log files, and when it is reached, there is automatic rotation of log file.

The rotated log files can be compressed with gzip or zstd .

As the compression of a file can take some time, it is performed in background.

Example with a max size of 2GB and compression with gzip, using good compression level (slower than default one):

/set logger.file.rotation_compression_type gzip
/set logger.file.rotation_compression_level 80
/set logger.file.rotation_size_max "2g"

If you want to use a decimal number, you can use the unit below and multiply by 1000, for example to set max size to 2.5GB:

/set logger.file.rotation_size_max "2500m"

With these settings, you’ll end with files like these ones (in this example there is rotation only for the log of #weechat channel):

~/.local/share/weechat
└── logs
    ├── core.weechat.weechatlog
    ├── irc.server.libera.weechatlog
    ├── irc.libera.#weechat.weechatlog
    ├── irc.libera.#weechat.weechatlog.1.gz
    ├── irc.libera.#weechat.weechatlog.2.gz
    └── irc.libera.#weechat.weechatlog.3.gz

Commands

  • logger: logger plugin configuration

/logger  list
         set <level>
         flush
         disable

   list: show logging status for opened buffers
    set: set logging level on current buffer
  level: level for messages to be logged (0 = logging disabled, 1 = a few messages (most important) .. 9 = all messages)
  flush: write all log files now
disable: disable logging on current buffer (set level to 0)

Options "logger.level.*" and "logger.mask.*" can be used to set level or mask for a buffer, or buffers beginning with name.

Log levels used by IRC plugin:
  1: user message (channel and private), notice (server and channel)
  2: nick change
  3: server message
  4: join/part/quit
  9: all other messages

Examples:
  set level to 5 for current buffer:
    /logger set 5
  disable logging for current buffer:
    /logger disable
  set level to 3 for all IRC buffers:
    /set logger.level.irc 3
  disable logging for main WeeChat buffer:
    /set logger.level.core.weechat 0
  use a directory per IRC server and a file per channel inside:
    /set logger.mask.irc "$server/$channel.weechatlog"

Options

Sections in file logger.conf:

Section Control command Description

look

/set logger.look.*

Look and feel.

color

/set logger.color.*

Colors.

file

/set logger.file.*

Options for log files.

level

/set logger.level.*

Log level by buffer (options can be added/removed in section).

mask

/set logger.mask.*

Filename mask by buffer (options can be added/removed in section).

Options:

  • logger.color.backlog_end

    • description: color for line ending the backlog

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: 246

  • logger.color.backlog_line

    • description: color for backlog lines, used only if the option logger.file.color_lines is off

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: 246

  • logger.file.auto_log

    • description: automatically save content of buffers to files (unless a buffer disables log); if disabled, logging is disabled on all buffers

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • logger.file.color_lines

    • description: use ANSI color codes in lines written in log files and display backlog lines with these colors

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • logger.file.flush_delay

    • description: number of seconds between flush of log files (0 = write in log files immediately for each line printed)

    • type: integer

    • values: 0 .. 3600

    • default value: 120

  • logger.file.fsync

    • description: use fsync to synchronize the log file with the storage device after the flush (see man fsync); this is slower but should prevent any data loss in case of power failure during the save of log file

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • logger.file.info_lines

    • description: write information line in log file when log starts or ends for a buffer

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • logger.file.log_conditions

    • description: conditions to save content of buffers to files (note: content is evaluated, see /help eval); empty value saves content on all buffers; for example to log only private buffers: "${type} == private"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

  • logger.file.mask

    • description: default file name mask for log files (format is "directory/to/file" or "file", without first "/" because "path" option is used to build complete path to file); local buffer variables are permitted (you should use only variables that are defined on all buffers, so for example you should NOT use $server nor $channel); date specifiers are permitted (see man strftime)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "$plugin.$name.weechatlog"

  • logger.file.name_lower_case

    • description: use only lower case for log filenames

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • logger.file.nick_prefix

    • description: text to write before nick in prefix of message, example: "<"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

  • logger.file.nick_suffix

    • description: text to write after nick in prefix of message, example: ">"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

  • logger.file.path

    • description: path for WeeChat log files; date specifiers are permitted (see man strftime) (path is evaluated, see function string_eval_path_home in plugin API reference)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "${weechat_data_dir}/logs"

  • logger.file.replacement_char

    • description: replacement char for special chars in filename built with mask (like directory delimiter)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "_"

  • logger.file.rotation_compression_level

    • description: compression level for rotated log files (with extension ".1", ".2", etc.), if option logger.file.rotation_compression_type is enabled: 1 = low compression / fast ... 100 = best compression / slow; the value is a percentage converted to 1-9 for gzip and 1-19 for zstd; the default value is recommended, it offers a good compromise between compression and speed

    • type: integer

    • values: 1 .. 100

    • default value: 20

  • logger.file.rotation_compression_type

    • description: compression type for rotated log files; if set to "none", rotated log files are not compressed; WARNING: if rotation was enabled with another type of compression (or no compression), you must first unload the logger plugin, compress files with the new type (or decompress files), then change the option in logger.conf, then load the logger plugin

    • type: enum

    • values: none, gzip, zstd

    • default value: none

  • logger.file.rotation_size_max

    • description: when this size is reached, a rotation of log files is performed: the existing rotated log files are renamed (.1 becomes .2, .2 becomes .3, etc.) and the current file is renamed with extension .1; an integer number with a suffix is allowed: b = bytes (default if no unit given), k = kilobytes, m = megabytes, g = gigabytes, t = terabytes; example: "2g" causes a rotation if the file size is > 2,000,000,000 bytes; if set to "0", no rotation is performed (unlimited log size); WARNING: before changing this option, you should first set the compression type via option logger.file.rotation_compression_type

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "0"

  • logger.file.time_format

    • description: timestamp used in log files (see man strftime for date/time specifiers, extra specifiers are supported, see function util_strftimeval in Plugin API reference)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S"

  • logger.look.backlog

    • description: maximum number of lines to display from log file when creating new buffer (0 = no backlog)

    • type: integer

    • values: 0 .. 2147483647

    • default value: 20

  • logger.look.backlog_conditions

    • description: conditions to display the backlog (note: content is evaluated, see /help eval); empty value displays the backlog on all buffers; for example to display backlog on private buffers only: "${type} == private"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

7.7. Mouse support

WeeChat supports mouse clicks and gestures. It is working with local terminal, and remotely via ssh connection with or without screen/tmux.

Enable mouse

To enable mouse at startup:

/set weechat.look.mouse on

To enable mouse now, press Alt+m or do following command:

/mouse enable

It is possible to temporarily disable mouse, and bind that on a key. For example key Alt+% to disable mouse for 10 seconds:

/key bind meta-% /mouse toggle 10
When mouse is enabled in WeeChat, all mouse events are caught by WeeChat, so actions such as copy/paste or clicks on URLs are not sent to the terminal.
Using Shift key causes the events to be sent directly to the terminal, as if the mouse was disabled (on some terminals like iTerm, you have to use Alt instead of Shift).
For any problem with mouse, please look at WeeChat FAQ / Mouse .

Bind mouse events to commands

Many default mouse events are already defined by WeeChat (see mouse actions).

You can change or add bindings with the command /key using context "mouse" (for syntax, see command /key).

Event name consists of a modifier (optional), a button/wheel name and a gesture (optional). Different elements are separated by -.

List of modifiers:

Modifier Description

ctrl

Key Ctrl

alt

Key Alt

ctrl-alt

Keys Ctrl + Alt

List of buttons/wheel:

Button/wheel Description

button1

Click on left button

button2

Click on right button

button3

Click on middle button (often click on wheel)

button4 …​ button9

Click on extra buttons

wheelup

Wheel (up)

wheeldown

Wheel (down)

List of gestures (only for buttons, not wheel):

Gesture Distance

gesture-up

3 …​ 19

gesture-up-long

≥ 20

gesture-down

3 …​ 19

gesture-down-long

≥ 20

gesture-left

3 …​ 39

gesture-left-long

≥ 40

gesture-right

3 …​ 39

gesture-right-long

≥ 40

List of incomplete events (only for buttons, useful for plugins/scripts):

Event Description

event-down

Button was pressed but not released yet

event-drag

Mouse was moved with button pressed down

Example of events:

  • button1

  • ctrl-button1

  • button1-gesture-right

  • button1-event-down

  • button1-event-drag

  • alt-button2-gesture-down-long

  • wheelup

  • ctrl-alt-wheeldown

  • …​

When binding a key in context "mouse", it’s possible to match many events using * at beginning or end of name, for example button1-gesture-* will match any gesture made using left button.
You can find an event name with command /input grab_mouse then doing event with mouse. This will insert event name on command line.

7.8. Spell checking

Spell plugin lets you check spelling in command line. It is possible to use many languages by buffer.

Spell checking is disabled by default and can be toggled with key Alt+s.

Dictionaries

Before using spell checking, dictionaries must be defined, either globally or specific to buffers.

Multiple dictionaries can be used at same time: WeeChat will check words in all dictionaries.

For example to use English and French:

/set spell.check.default_dict "en,fr"

It is possible to use a different dictionary on a specific buffer, for example on a German channel:

/spell setdict de

You can also specify a dictionary for a group of buffers, for example English for all channels on libera IRC server:

/set spell.dict.irc.libera en

For more information, see the command /spell.

Speller options

Speller options can be defined by adding options in section "option" of aspell configuration.

The option name is an aspell configuration option. List of options can be found in a shell with following command:

$ aspell config

For example, to enable option "ignore-case":

/set spell.option.ignore-case "true"

Suggestions

Suggestions are displayed in a bar item called "spell_suggest". The number of suggestions is set in option spell.check.suggestions.

To enable suggestions you must set option spell.check.suggestions to an integer ≥ 0 and add the bar item "spell_suggest" to a bar, like status.

Example of suggestions with English dictionary (en):

│[12:55] [6] [irc/libera] 3:#test(+n){4} [print,prone,prune]                      │
│[@Flashy] prinr █                                                                │
└─────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘

Example of suggestions with English and French dictionaries (en,fr):

│[12:55] [6] [irc/libera] 3:#test(+n){4} [print,prone,prune/prime,primer,primé]   │
│[@Flashy] prinr █                                                                │
└─────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘

Commands

  • spell: spell plugin configuration

/spell  enable|disable|toggle
        listdict
        setdict -|<dict>[,<dict>...]
        deldict
        addword [<dict>] <word>

  enable: enable spell checker
 disable: disable spell checker
  toggle: toggle spell checker
listdict: show installed dictionaries
 setdict: set dictionary for current buffer (multiple dictionaries can be separated by a comma, the special value "-" disables spell checking on current buffer)
 deldict: delete dictionary used on current buffer
 addword: add a word in personal dictionary

Input line beginning with a "/" is not checked, except for some commands (see /set spell.check.commands).

To enable spell checker on all buffers, use option "default_dict", then enable spell checker, for example:
  /set spell.check.default_dict "en"
  /spell enable

To display a list of suggestions in a bar, use item "spell_suggest".

Default key to toggle spell checker is alt-s.

Options

Sections in file spell.conf:

Section Control command Description

color

/set spell.color.*

Colors.

check

/set spell.check.*

Options to control spell checking.

dict

/spell setdict
/set spell.dict.*

Dictionaries used by buffer (options can be added/removed in section).

look

/set spell.look.*

Look and feel.

option

/set spell.option.*

Speller options (options can be added/removed in section).

Options:

  • spell.check.commands

    • description: comma separated list of commands for which spell checking is enabled (spell checking is disabled for all other commands)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "away,command,cycle,kick,kickban,me,msg,notice,part,query,quit,topic"

  • spell.check.default_dict

    • description: default dictionary (or comma separated list of dictionaries) to use when buffer has no dictionary defined (leave blank to disable spell checker on buffers for which you didn't explicitly enabled it)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

  • spell.check.during_search

    • description: check words during text search in buffer

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • spell.check.enabled

    • description: enable spell checker for command line

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • spell.check.real_time

    • description: real-time spell checking of words (slower, disabled by default: words are checked only if there's delimiter after)

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • spell.check.suggestions

    • description: number of suggestions to display in bar item "spell_suggest" for each dictionary set in buffer (-1 = disable suggestions, 0 = display all possible suggestions in all languages)

    • type: integer

    • values: -1 .. 2147483647

    • default value: -1

  • spell.check.word_min_length

    • description: minimum length for a word to be spell checked (use 0 to check all words)

    • type: integer

    • values: 0 .. 2147483647

    • default value: 2

  • spell.color.misspelled

    • description: text color for misspelled words (input bar)

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: lightred

  • spell.color.suggestion

    • description: text color for suggestion on a misspelled word in bar item "spell_suggest"

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: default

  • spell.color.suggestion_delimiter_dict

    • description: text color for delimiters displayed between two dictionaries in bar item "spell_suggest"

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: cyan

  • spell.color.suggestion_delimiter_word

    • description: text color for delimiters displayed between two words in bar item "spell_suggest"

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: cyan

  • spell.look.suggestion_delimiter_dict

    • description: delimiter displayed between two dictionaries in bar item "spell_suggest"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: " / "

  • spell.look.suggestion_delimiter_word

    • description: delimiter displayed between two words in bar item "spell_suggest"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ","

7.9. Bars

A bar is an area beside the chat that can contain any type of text.

The bar options can be set with options weechat.bar.name.option where name is the name of the bar and option the option for this bar.

List of bar options:

Option Values Description

type

root, window

A bar with type root is displayed exactly one time on screen, outside all windows. The default bar buflist has type root.
A bar with type window is displayed in each window, for example if you split one time the screen (with /window splith or /window splitv), you will have one bar in each window. The default bars title, status, input and nicklist have type window.

position

top, bottom, left, right

Position of the bar: above/below chat, on the left/right.

priority

integer ≥ 0

Priority for display of bar: this is used for ordering the bars on screen when many bars have same type and position.
The bars are displayed from the edge of the screen to the center. A higher priority will display bar at the beginning, so closer to the edge.
Example: input bar has priority 1000, so it is displayed before the status bar, which has priority 500.

size

integer ≥ 0

The size of the bar: number of columns for position left/right, number of lines for position top/bottom. A size of 0 means automatic, so the size will be computed according to content displayed in bar.

size_max

integer ≥ 0

The maximum size for a bar, 0 = no limit (this option is used only if size = 0).

color_bg

color

The default background color for the bar.

color_fg

color

The default text color for the bar.

color_delim

color

The color for delimiters in bar.

hidden

on, off

When option is on, the bar is hidden.
Note: instead of changing this option, the command /bar is preferred, for example: /bar toggle nicklist (see command /bar).

separator

on, off

When option is on, a separator (line) is displayed between this bar and other bars (or chat).

items

string

A list of items (see items for more info).

filling_left_right

horizontal, vertical, columns_horizontal, columns_vertical

Type of filling for a bar which has position left or right (see filling for more info).

filling_top_bottom

horizontal, vertical, columns_horizontal, columns_vertical

Type of filling for a bar which has position top or bottom (see filling for more info).

conditions

string

The conditions to display the bar (see conditions for more info).

Items

The option items is a string with a list of bar items, separated by a comma (space between items on screen) or + (glued items).

The list of bar items is displayed with command /bar listitems.

Before or after item name, you can use chars (that are not alphanumeric, - or _). They will be displayed before/after item with the delimiters color defined in bar (option color_delim).

Example of bar with items "[time],buffer_number+:+buffer_plugin+.+buffer_name,[buffer_last_number]":

┌───────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┐
│[12:55] 3:irc/libera.#weechat [9]                                          │
└───────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘
Spacer item

An item called spacer can be used to align items (left, center, right).

When at least one spacer item is used in a bar, the whole bar width is used: the spacers auto expand with the same size (or almost).
When the bar is not large enough for all items, spacers are not displayed.

The spacer bar item can be used only in bars with position top or bottom, filling horizontal and size 1.

Example of bar with items "[time],spacer,buffer_number+:+buffer_plugin+.+buffer_name,spacer,[buffer_last_number]":

┌───────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┐
│[12:55]                      3:irc/libera.#weechat                      [9]│
└───────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘
Force buffer

A special syntax can be used to force the buffer used when displaying the bar item: "@buffer:item" (where "buffer" is the full name of buffer and "item" is the name of a bar item).

This is useful in root bars, to display item for a specific buffer which is not displayed in the current window (or even not displayed at all).

Example: nicklist of bitlbee in a root bar (if the bar is called bitlist and if bitlbee server is called bitlbee):

/set weechat.bar.bitlist.items "@irc.bitlbee.&bitlbee:buffer_nicklist"
Custom bar items

Custom bar items can be added with the /item command, each new item having two properties defined via configuration options:

  • conditions: evaluated conditions to display the bar item, for example to restrict the bar item to some specific buffers (if empty, the bar item is displayed everywhere)

  • content: evaluated content of bar item.

In both options, the following variables can be used:

  • window: pointer to the window where the bar is displayed (NULL for root bars)

  • buffer: pointer to buffer where the bar is displayed (current buffer for root bars).

Examples of conditions:

Condition Description

${window}

Displayed in window bars only

${buffer.number} == 1

Displayed in all buffers with number = 1

${buffer.plugin.name} == irc

Displayed in all IRC buffers

${type} == channel

Displayed in all buffers where local variable type is set to channel (example: all IRC channels)

${type} == private

Displayed in all buffers where local variable type is set to private (example: all IRC private buffers)

There’s no builtin way to refresh the custom bar items. You can use the Trigger plugin to force the refresh, for example via one or more signals received.

For more information and examples, see the /item command.

Filling

There are four types of filling:

  • horizontal: the items are displayed horizontally, from left to right. If there are new lines in items, a space is used to separate lines.

  • vertical: the items are displayed from top to bottom. If there are new lines in items, a new line is used to separate lines.

  • columns_horizontal: items are displayed using columns, where text is aligned on the left. The first item is on top left, the second is on same line, on the right.

  • columns_vertical: items are displayed using columns, where text is aligned on the left. The first item is on top left, the second is one line below.

Default bars title, status and input have horizontal filling, and default bar nicklist has vertical filling.

Some examples of filling for bar nicklist:

┌───────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┐
│Welcome to #test, this is a test channel                               │
│12:54:15 peter | hey!                                         │@carl   │
│12:55:01  +Max | hello                                        │@jessika│
│                                                              │@maddy  │
│                                                              │%Diego  │
│                                                              │%Melody │
│                                                              │+Max    │
│                                                              │ celia  │
│                                                              │ Eva    │
│                                                              │ freddy │
│                                                              │ Harold^│
│                                                              │ henry4 │
│                                                              │ jimmy17│
│                                                              │ jodie ▼│
│[12:55] [6] [irc/libera] 3:#test(+n){24}                               │
│[@carl] █                                                              │
└───────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘
                                     filling_left_right = vertical ▲

┌───────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┐
│Welcome to #test, this is a test channel                               │
│12:54:15 peter | hey!                                │@carl     lee    │
│12:55:01  +Max | hello                               │@jessika  louise │
│                                                     │@maddy    mario  │
│                                                     │%Diego    mark   │
│                                                     │%Melody   peter  │
│                                                     │+Max      Rachel │
│                                                     │ celia    richard│
│                                                     │ Eva      sheryl │
│                                                     │ freddy   Vince  │
│                                                     │ Harold^  warren │
│                                                     │ henry4   zack   │
│                                                     │ jimmy17         │
│                                                     │ jodie           │
│[12:55] [6] [irc/libera] 3:#test(+n){24}                               │
│[@carl] █                                                              │
└───────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘
                             filling_left_right = columns_vertical ▲

┌───────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┐
│@carl    %Diego    celia    Harold^  jodie    mario    Rachel   Vince  │
│@jessika %Melody   Eva      henry4   lee      mark     richard  warren │
│@maddy   +Max      freddy   jimmy17  louise   peter    sheryl   zack   │
│───────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────│
│                                                                       │
        filling_top_bottom = columns_vertical ▲

┌───────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┐
│@carl    @jessika @maddy   %Diego   %Melody  +Max      celia    Eva    │
│ freddy   Harold^  henry4   jimmy17  jodie    lee      louise   mario  │
│ mark     peter    Rachel   richard  sheryl   Vince    warren   zack   │
│───────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────│
│                                                                       │
      filling_top_bottom = columns_horizontal ▲

Conditions

The option conditions is a string which is evaluated to know if the bar must be displayed or not.

The string can be:

  • active: the window must be active

  • inactive: the window must be inactive

  • nicklist: the buffer displayed in window must have a nicklist

  • an expression: it is evaluated as boolean (see command /eval)

For the expression, following variables are available:

  • ${active}: true if window is active

  • ${inactive}: true if window is inactive

  • ${nicklist}: true if buffer displayed in window has a nicklist

Following pointers are available:

  • ${window}: the window where condition is evaluated

  • ${buffer}: the buffer of window where condition is evaluated

Example to display nicklist bar in all buffers with a nicklist, and only if width of terminal is > 100:

/set weechat.bar.nicklist.conditions "${nicklist} && ${info:term_width} > 100"

Same condition, but always display nicklist on buffer &bitlbee (even if terminal is small):

/set weechat.bar.nicklist.conditions "${nicklist} && (${info:term_width} > 100 || ${buffer.full_name} == irc.bitlbee.&bitlbee)"

7.10. Secured data

Storage

WeeChat can encrypt passwords or private data using secured data, stored in file sec.conf.

This configuration file is read before any other file, and the values stored inside can be used in various WeeChat or plugins/scripts options.

You can set a passphrase to encrypt data in sec.conf. This is not mandatory but highly recommended, otherwise data is stored as plain text in file.

/secure passphrase this is my passphrase
Passphrase on startup

When a passphrase is set, WeeChat will ask you to enter it on startup (but not on /upgrade).

If you are using a password manager, you can run an external program to read the passphrase instead of having to type it manually on WeeChat startup.
For example with password-store (command pass):

/set sec.crypt.passphrase_command "/usr/bin/pass show weechat/passphrase"

The program may ask you unlock your GPG key or enter another passphrase to read the secret. WeeChat will wait for the end of the command to read the passphrase on the standard output (it must be on the first line without any extra character).
If the output contains no passphrase or if it is wrong, WeeChat will then ask you to enter it.

Encryption

The encryption of data is made in 3 steps:

  1. Derive a key from the passphrase (with optional salt).

  2. Compute hash of data to encrypt.

  3. Encrypt the hash + data (output is: salt + encrypted hash/data).

The cipher block mode is CFB.

The result is put as hexadecimal string in file sec.conf, for example:

[data]
__passphrase__ = on
libera = "53B1C86FCDA28FC122A95B0456ABD79B5AB74654F21C3D099A6CCA8173239EEA59533A1D83011251F96778AC3F5166A394"
Decryption

The decryption of data is made in 3 steps:

  1. Derive a key using salt and passphrase.

  2. Decrypt hash + data.

  3. Check that decrypted hash == hash of data.

Manage secured data

To add secured data, use /secure set, for example a password for libera IRC server:

/secure set libera mypassword

For comfort, secured data can be displayed in a dedicated buffer (Alt+v on buffer to see values), just do:

/secure

Secured data can be used in some options that can contain private data like password, using this format: "${sec.data.xxx}" where "xxx" is the name of secured data (used with /secure set xxx …​).
For a complete list of supported options, see /help secure.

To use the libera password, for example with SASL authentication:

/set irc.server.libera.sasl_password "${sec.data.libera}"

7.11. Command aliases

Alias plugin lets you create alias for commands (from WeeChat or other plugins).

Some aliases are created by default, with name in upper case (to make them different from standard commands); commands are not case sensitive in WeeChat, so for example /close runs the alias /CLOSE.

List of default aliases:

Alias Command Completion

/aaway

/allserv /away

-

/anick

/allserv /nick

-

/beep

/print -beep

-

/bye

/quit

-

/c

/buffer clear

-

/cl

/buffer clear

-

/close

/buffer close

-

/chat

/dcc chat

-

/exit

/quit

-

/ig

/ignore

-

/j

/join

-

/k

/kick

-

/kb

/kickban

-

/leave

/part

-

/m

/msg

-

/mub

/unban *

-

/msgbuf

/command -buffer $1 * /input send $2-

%(buffers_plugins_names)

/n

/names

-

/q

/query

-

/redraw

/window refresh

-

/say

/msg *

-

/signoff

/quit

-

/t

/topic

-

/ub

/unban

-

/umode

/mode $nick

-

/v

/command core version

-

/w

/who

-

/wc

/window close

-

/wi

/whois

-

/wii

/whois $1 $1

-

/wm

/window merge

-

/ww

/whowas

-

Commands

  • alias: list, add or remove command aliases

/alias  list [<name>]
        add <name> [<command>[;<command>...]]
        addcompletion <completion> <name> [<command>[;<command>...]]
        del <name>|<mask> [<name>|<mask>...]
        rename <name> <new_name>
        missing

         list: list aliases (without argument, this list is displayed)
          add: add an alias
         name: name of alias
addcompletion: add an alias with a custom completion
          del: delete aliases
         mask: name where wildcard "*" is allowed
       rename: rename an alias
      missing: add missing aliases (using default aliases)
   completion: completion for alias: by default completion is done with target command (you can use "%%command" to use the completion of an existing command)
      command: command name with arguments (many commands can be separated by semicolons)

In command, special variables are replaced:
  $n: argument "n" (between 1 and 9)
  $-m: arguments from 1 to "m"
  $n-: arguments from "n" to last
  $n-m: arguments from "n" to "m"
  $*: all arguments
  $&: all arguments, with " replaced by \"
  $~: last argument
  $var: where "var" is a local variable of buffer (see /buffer listvar), examples: $nick, $channel, $server, $plugin, $name

Examples:
  /alias add split /window splith
  /alias add hello /allchan -exclude=#weechat hello
  /alias rename hello Hello
  /alias addcompletion %%sajoin forcejoin /quote forcejoin

Options

Sections in file alias.conf:

Section Control command Description

cmd

/alias
/set alias.cmd.*

Commands for aliases.

completion

/alias
/set alias.completion.*

Completions for aliases.

7.12. Commands and options

WeeChat commands

  • allbuf: execute a command on all buffers

/allbuf  <command>

command: command to execute (or text to send to buffer if command does not start with "/")

Example:
  set read marker on all buffers:
    /allbuf /buffer set unread
  • away: set or remove away status

/away  [-all] [<message>]

   -all: set or remove away status on all connected servers
message: message for away (if no message is given, away status is removed)
  • bar: manage bars

/bar  list|listfull|listitems
      add <name> <type>[,<conditions>] <position> <size> <separator> <item1>[,<item2>...]
      default [input|title|status|nicklist]
      rename <name> <new_name>
      del <name>|<mask> [<name>|<mask>...]
      set <name> <option> <value>
      hide|show|toggle <name>
      scroll <name> <window> <scroll_value>

        list: list all bars
    listfull: list all bars (verbose)
   listitems: list all bar items
         add: add a new bar
        name: name of bar (must be unique)
        type: type of bar:
              root: outside windows
              window: inside windows, with optional conditions (see below)
  conditions: the conditions to display the bar (without conditions, the bar is always displayed:
              active: on active window
              inactive: on inactive windows
              nicklist: on windows with nicklist
              other condition: see /help weechat.bar.xxx.conditions and /help eval
    position: bottom, top, left or right
        size: size of bar (in chars)
   separator: 1 for using separator (line), 0 or nothing means no separator
   item1,...: items for this bar (items can be separated by comma (space between items) or "+" (glued items))
     default: create a default bar (all default bars if no bar name is given)
      rename: rename a bar
         del: delete bars
        mask: name where wildcard "*" is allowed
         set: set a value for a bar property
      option: option to change (for options list, look at /set weechat.bar.<barname>.*)
       value: new value for option
        hide: hide a bar
        show: show an hidden bar
      toggle: hide/show a bar
      scroll: scroll bar
      window: window number ("*" for current window or for root bars)
scroll_value: value for scroll: "x" or "y" (optional), followed by "+", "-", "b" (beginning) or "e" (end), value (for +/-), and optional "%" (to scroll by % of width/height, otherwise value is number of chars)

Examples:
  create a bar with time, buffer number + name, and completion:
    /bar add mybar root bottom 1 0 [time],buffer_number+:+buffer_name,completion
  scroll nicklist 10 lines down on current buffer:
    /bar scroll nicklist * y+10
  scroll to end of nicklist on current buffer:
    /bar scroll nicklist * ye
  • buffer: manage buffers

/buffer  list
         add [-free] [-switch] <name>
         clear [<number>|<name>|-merged|-all [<number>|<name>...]]
         move <number>|-|+
         swap <number1>|<name1> [<number2>|<name2>]
         cycle <number>|<name> [<number>|<name>...]
         merge <number>|<name>
         unmerge [<number>|-all]
         hide [<number>|<name>|-all [<number>|<name>...]]
         unhide [<number>|<name>|-all [<number>|<name>...]]
         switch [-previous]
         zoom
         renumber [<number1> [<number2> [<start>]]]
         close [<n1>[-<n2>]|<name>...]
         notify [<level>]
         listvar [<number>|<name>]
         setvar <name> [<value>]
         delvar <name>
         set <property> [<value>]
         setauto <property> [<value>]
         get <property>
         jump smart|last_displayed|prev_visited|next_visited
         <number>|-|+|<name>

    list: list buffers (without argument, this list is displayed)
     add: add a new buffer (it can be closed with "/buffer close" or input "q")
   clear: clear buffer content (number for a buffer, "-merged" for merged buffers, "-all" for all buffers, or nothing for current buffer)
    move: move buffer in the list (may be relative, for example -1); "-" = move to first buffer number, "+" = move to last buffer number + 1
    swap: swap two buffers (swap with current buffer if only one number/name given)
   cycle: jump loop between a list of buffers
   merge: merge current buffer to another buffer (chat area will be mix of both buffers); by default ctrl-x switches between merged buffers
 unmerge: unmerge buffer from other buffers which have same number
    hide: hide the buffer
  unhide: unhide the buffer
  switch: switch to next merged buffer (or to previous buffer with "-previous")
    zoom: zoom on merged buffer
renumber: renumber buffers (works only if option weechat.look.buffer_auto_renumber is off)
   close: close buffer (number/range or name is optional)
  notify: display or set notify level for current buffer: this level determines whether buffer will be added to hotlist or not:
          none: never
          highlight: for highlights only
          message: for messages from users + highlights
          all: for all messages
          reset: reset to default value (all)
 listvar: display local variables in a buffer
  setvar: set a local variable in the current buffer
  delvar: delete a local variable from the current buffer
     set: set a property in the current buffer
 setauto: like "set" and also define option "weechat.buffer.<name>.<property>" so that the property is saved in configuration and applied each time this buffer is opened
     get: display a property of current buffer
    jump: jump to another buffer:
          smart: next buffer with activity
          last_displayed: last buffer displayed (before last jump to a buffer)
          prev_visited: previously visited buffer
          next_visited: jump to next visited buffer
  number: jump to buffer by number, possible prefix:
          "+": relative jump, add number to current
          "-": relative jump, sub number to current
          "*": jump to number, using option "weechat.look.jump_current_to_previous_buffer"
       -: jump to first buffer number
       +: jump to last buffer number
    name: jump to buffer by (partial) name

Examples:
  /buffer move 5
  /buffer swap 1 3
  /buffer swap #weechat
  /buffer cycle #chan1 #chan2 #chan3
  /buffer merge 1
  /buffer merge #weechat
  /buffer close 5-7
  /buffer #weechat
  /buffer +1
  /buffer +
  • color: define color aliases and display palette of colors

/color  alias <color> <name>
        unalias <color>
        reset
        term2rgb <color>
        rgb2term <rgb> [<limit>]
        -o

   alias: add an alias for a color
 unalias: delete an alias
   color: color number (greater than or equal to 0, max depends on terminal, commonly 63 or 255)
    name: alias name for color (for example: "orange")
   reset: reset all color pairs (required when no more color pairs are available if automatic reset is disabled, see option "weechat.look.color_pairs_auto_reset")
term2rgb: convert a terminal color (0-255) to RGB color
rgb2term: convert a RGB color to terminal color (0-255)
   limit: number of colors to use in terminal table (starting from 0); default is 256
      -o: send terminal/colors info to current buffer as input

Without argument, this command displays colors in a new buffer.

Examples:
  /color alias 214 orange
  /color unalias 214
  • command: launch explicit WeeChat or plugin command

/command  [-buffer <name>] <plugin> <command>

-buffer: execute the command on this buffer
 plugin: execute the command from this plugin; "core" for a WeeChat command, "*" for automatic plugin (it depends on the buffer where the command is executed)
command: command to execute (a "/" is automatically added if not found at beginning of command)
  • cursor: free movement of cursor on screen to execute actions on specific areas of screen

/cursor  go chat|<bar> [top_left|top_right|bottom_left|bottom_right]
         go <x>,<y>
         move up|down|left|right|top_left|top_right|bottom_left|bottom_right|edge_top|edge_bottom|edge_left|edge_right|area_up|area_down|area_left|area_right
         stop

  go: move cursor to chat area, a bar (using bar name) or coordinates "x,y"
move: move cursor with direction
stop: stop cursor mode

Without argument, this command toggles cursor mode.

When mouse is enabled (see /help mouse), by default a middle click will start cursor mode at this point.

See chapter on key bindings in User's guide for a list of keys that can be used in cursor mode.

Examples:
  /cursor go chat bottom_left
  /cursor go nicklist
  /cursor go 10,5
  • debug: debug functions

/debug  list
        set <plugin> <level>
        dump|hooks [<plugin>]
        buffer|certs|color|dirs|infolists|key|libs|memory|tags|term|url|windows
        callbacks <duration>[<unit>]
        mouse|cursor [verbose]
        hdata [free]
        time <command>
        unicode <string>

     list: list plugins with debug levels
      set: set debug level for plugin
   plugin: name of plugin ("core" for WeeChat core)
    level: debug level for plugin (0 = disable debug)
     dump: save memory dump in WeeChat log file (same dump is written when WeeChat crashes)
    hooks: display infos about hooks (with a plugin: display detailed info about hooks created by the plugin)
   buffer: dump buffer content with hexadecimal values in WeeChat log file
callbacks: write hook and bar item callbacks that took more than "duration" in the WeeChat log file (0 = disable), where optional unit is one of:
           us: microseconds (default)
           ms: milliseconds
           s: seconds
           m: minutes
           h: hours
    certs: display number of loaded trusted certificate authorities
    color: display infos about current color pairs
   cursor: toggle debug for cursor mode
     dirs: display directories
    hdata: display infos about hdata (with free: remove all hdata in memory)
infolists: display infos about infolists
      key: enable keyboard and mouse debug: display raw codes, expanded key name and associated command ("q" to quit this mode)
     libs: display infos about external libraries used
   memory: display infos about memory usage
    mouse: toggle debug for mouse
     tags: display tags for lines
     term: display infos about terminal
      url: toggle debug for calls to hook_url (display output hashtable)
  windows: display windows tree
     time: measure time to execute a command or to send text to the current buffer
  unicode: display information about string and unicode chars (evaluated, see /help eval)

Examples:
  /debug set irc 1
  /debug mouse verbose
  /debug time /filter toggle
  /debug unicode ${chars:${\u26C0}-${\u26CF}}
  • eval: evaluate expression

/eval  [-n|-s] [-d] <expression>
       [-n] [-d [-d]] -c <expression1> <operator> <expression2>

        -n: display result without sending it to buffer (debug mode)
        -s: split expression before evaluating it (many commands can be separated by semicolons)
        -d: display debug output after evaluation (with two -d: more verbose debug)
        -c: evaluate as condition: use operators and parentheses, return a boolean value ("0" or "1")
expression: expression to evaluate, variables with format ${variable} are replaced (see function "string_eval_expression" in "Plugin API reference")
  operator: a logical or comparison operator (see function "string_eval_expression" in "Plugin API reference")

An expression is considered as "true" if it is not NULL, not empty, and different from "0".
The comparison is made using floating point numbers if the two expressions are valid numbers, with one of the following formats: integer (examples: 5, -7), floating point number (examples: 5.2, -7.5, 2.83e-2), hexadecimal number (examples: 0xA3, -0xA3).
To force a string comparison, you can add double quotes around each expression, for example: 50 > 100 == 0 and "50" > "100" == 1

Examples (simple strings):
  /eval -n ${raw:${info:version}}                  ==> ${info:version}
  /eval -n ${eval_cond:${window.win_width}>100}    ==> 1
  /eval -n ${info:version}                         ==> 4.2.2
  /eval -n ${env:HOME}                             ==> /home/user
  /eval -n ${weechat.look.scroll_amount}           ==> 3
  /eval -n ${sec.data.password}                    ==> secret
  /eval -n ${window}                               ==> 0x2549aa0
  /eval -n ${window.buffer}                        ==> 0x2549320
  /eval -n ${window.buffer.full_name}              ==> core.weechat
  /eval -n ${window.buffer.number}                 ==> 1
  /eval -n ${buffer.local_variables.keys_values()} ==> plugin:core,name:weechat
  /eval -n ${buffer.local_variables.plugin}        ==> core
  /eval -n ${\t}                                   ==> <tab>
  /eval -n ${chars:digit}                          ==> 0123456789
  /eval -n ${chars:J-T}                            ==> JKLMNOPQRST
  /eval -n ${lower:TEST}                           ==> test
  /eval -n ${upper:test}                           ==> TEST
  /eval -n ${hide:-,${relay.network.password}}     ==> --------
  /eval -n ${cut:3,+,test}                         ==> tes+
  /eval -n ${cut:+3,+,test}                        ==> te+
  /eval -n ${date:%H:%M:%S}                        ==> 07:46:40
  /eval -n ${if:${info:term_width}>80?big:small}   ==> big
  /eval -n ${rev:Hello}                            ==> olleH
  /eval -n ${repeat:5,-}                           ==> -----
  /eval -n ${length:test}                          ==> 4
  /eval -n ${split:1,,,abc,def,ghi}                ==> abc
  /eval -n ${split:-1,,,abc,def,ghi}               ==> ghi
  /eval -n ${split:count,,,abc,def,ghi}            ==> 3
  /eval -n ${split:random,,,abc,def,ghi}           ==> def
  /eval -n ${split_shell:1,"arg 1" arg2}           ==> arg 1
  /eval -n ${split_shell:-1,"arg 1" arg2}          ==> arg2
  /eval -n ${split_shell:count,"arg 1" arg2}       ==> 2
  /eval -n ${split_shell:random,"arg 1" arg2}      ==> arg2
  /eval -n ${calc:(5+2)*3}                         ==> 21
  /eval -n ${random:0,10}                          ==> 3
  /eval -n ${base_encode:64,test}                  ==> dGVzdA==
  /eval -n ${base_decode:64,dGVzdA==}              ==> test
  /eval -n ${define:len,${calc:5+3}}${len}x${len}  ==> 8x8

Examples (conditions):
  /eval -n -c ${window.buffer.number} > 2 ==> 0
  /eval -n -c ${window.win_width} > 100   ==> 1
  /eval -n -c (8 > 12) || (5 > 2)         ==> 1
  /eval -n -c (8 > 12) && (5 > 2)         ==> 0
  /eval -n -c abcd =~ ^ABC                ==> 1
  /eval -n -c abcd =~ (?-i)^ABC           ==> 0
  /eval -n -c abcd =~ (?-i)^abc           ==> 1
  /eval -n -c abcd !~ abc                 ==> 0
  /eval -n -c abcd =* a*d                 ==> 1
  /eval -n -c abcd =- bc                  ==> 1
  • filter: filter messages in buffers, to hide/show them according to tags or regex

/filter  list
         enable|disable|toggle [<name>|<mask>|@ [<name>|<mask>|@...]]
         add|addreplace <name> <buffer>[,<buffer>...] <tags> <regex>
         rename <name> <new_name>
         recreate <name>
         del <name>|<mask> [<name>|<mask>...]

      list: list all filters
    enable: enable filters (filters are enabled by default)
   disable: disable filters
    toggle: toggle filters
      mask: name where wildcard "*" is allowed ("@" = enable/disable all filters in current buffer)
       add: add a filter
addreplace: add or replace an existing filter
      name: filter name
    rename: rename a filter
  recreate: set input with the command used to edit the filter
       del: delete filters
    buffer: comma separated list of buffers where filter is active:
            - this is full name including plugin (example: "irc.libera.#weechat" or "irc.server.libera")
            - "*" means all buffers
            - a name starting with "!" is excluded
            - wildcard "*" is allowed
      tags: comma separated list of tags (for example "irc_join,irc_part,irc_quit"):
            - logical "and": "+" between tags (for example: "nick_toto+irc_action")
            - wildcard "*" is allowed
            - if tag starts with "!", then it is excluded and must NOT be in message
     regex: POSIX extended regular expression to search in line:
            - use "\t" to separate prefix from message, special chars like "|" must be escaped: "\|"
            - if regex starts with "!", then matching result is reversed (use "\!" to start with "!")
            - two regular expressions are created: one for prefix and one for message
            - regex are case insensitive, they can start by "(?-i)" to become case sensitive

The default key alt+"=" toggles filtering on/off globally and alt+"-" toggles filtering on/off in the current buffer.

Tags most commonly used: no_filter, no_highlight, no_log, log0..log9 (log level), notify_none, notify_message, notify_private, notify_highlight, self_msg, nick_xxx (xxx is nick in message), prefix_nick_ccc (ccc is color of nick), host_xxx (xxx is username + host in message), irc_xxx (xxx is command name or number, see /server raw or /debug tags), irc_numeric, irc_error, irc_action, irc_ctcp, irc_ctcp_reply, irc_smart_filter, away_info.
To see tags for lines in buffers: /debug tags

Examples:
  use IRC smart filter on all buffers:
    /filter add irc_smart * irc_smart_filter *
  use IRC smart filter on all buffers except those with "#weechat" in name:
    /filter add irc_smart *,!*#weechat* irc_smart_filter *
  filter all IRC join/part/quit messages:
    /filter add joinquit * irc_join,irc_part,irc_quit *
  filter nicks displayed when joining channels or with /names:
    /filter add nicks * irc_366 *
  filter nick "toto" on IRC channel #weechat:
    /filter add toto irc.libera.#weechat nick_toto *
  filter IRC join/action messages from nick "toto":
    /filter add toto * nick_toto+irc_join,nick_toto+irc_action *
  filter lines containing "weechat sucks" on IRC channel #weechat:
    /filter add sucks irc.libera.#weechat * weechat sucks
  filter lines that are strictly equal to "WeeChat sucks" on all buffers:
    /filter add sucks2 * * (?-i)^WeeChat sucks$
  • help: display help about commands and options

/help  -list|-listfull [<plugin> [<plugin>...]]
       <command>
       <option>

    -list: list commands, by plugin (without argument, this list is displayed)
-listfull: list commands with description, by plugin
   plugin: list commands for this plugin
  command: a command name
   option: an option name (use /set to see list)
  • history: show buffer command history

/history  clear
          <value>

clear: clear history
value: number of history entries to show
  • hotlist: manage hotlist

/hotlist  add [low|message|private|highlight]
          clear [<level>]
          remove
          restore [-all]

    add: add current buffer in hotlist (default level: "low", conditions defined in option weechat.look.hotlist_add_conditions are NOT checked)
  clear: clear hotlist
  level: "lowest" to clear only lowest level in hotlist, highest" to clear only highest level in hotlist, or level mask: integer which is a combination of 1=join/part, 2=message, 4=private, 8=highlight
 remove: remove current buffer from hotlist
restore: restore latest hotlist removed in the current buffer (or all buffers with "-all")
  • input: functions for command line

/input  <action> [<arguments>]

   action: the action, one of:
           return: simulate key "enter"
           split_return: split input on newlines then simulate key "enter" for each line
           complete_next: complete word with next completion
           complete_previous: complete word with previous completion
           search_text_here: search text in buffer at current position
           search_text: search text in buffer
           search_history: search text in command line history
           search_switch_case: switch exact case for search
           search_switch_regex: switch search type: string/regular expression
           search_switch_where: switch search in messages/prefixes
           search_previous: search previous line
           search_next: search next line
           search_stop_here: stop search at current position
           search_stop: stop search
           delete_previous_char: delete previous char
           delete_next_char: delete next char
           delete_previous_word: delete previous word
           delete_previous_word_whitespace: delete previous word (until whitespace)
           delete_next_word: delete next word
           delete_beginning_of_line: delete from beginning of line until cursor
           delete_beginning_of_input: delete from beginning of input until cursor
           delete_end_of_line: delete from cursor until end of line
           delete_end_of_input: delete from cursor until end of input
           delete_line: delete current line
           delete_input: delete entire input
           clipboard_paste: paste from the internal clipboard
           transpose_chars: transpose two chars
           undo: undo last command line action
           redo: redo last command line action
           move_beginning_of_line: move cursor to beginning of line
           move_beginning_of_input: move cursor to beginning of input
           move_end_of_line: move cursor to end of line
           move_end_of_input: move cursor to end of input
           move_previous_char: move cursor to previous char
           move_next_char: move cursor to next char
           move_previous_word: move cursor to previous word
           move_next_word: move cursor to next word
           move_previous_line: move cursor to previous line
           move_next_line: move cursor to next line
           history_previous: recall previous command in current buffer history
           history_next: recall next command in current buffer history
           history_global_previous: recall previous command in global history
           history_global_next: recall next command in global history
           history_use_get_next: send the current history entry (found with search or recalled with "up"key) and insert the next history entry in the command line without sending it
           grab_key: grab a key (optional argument: delay for end of grab, default is 500 milliseconds)
           grab_key_command: grab a key with its associated command (optional argument: delay for end of grab, default is 500 milliseconds)
           grab_mouse: grab mouse event code
           grab_mouse_area: grab mouse event code with area
           insert: insert text in command line (escaped chars are allowed, see /help print)
           send: send text to the buffer
arguments: optional arguments for the action

This command is used by key bindings or plugins.
  • item: manage custom bar items

/item  list
       add|addreplace <name> "<conditions>" "<content>"
       rename <name> <new_name>
       refresh <name> [<name>...]
       recreate <name>
       del <name>|<mask> [<name>|<mask>...]

      list: list all custom bar items
       add: add a custom bar item
addreplace: add or replace an existing custom bar item
      name: custom bar item name
conditions: evaluated conditions to display the bar item (for example to display the bar item only in specific buffers)
   content: content (evaluated, see /help eval)
    rename: rename a custom bar item
   refresh: update content of item in all bars where the item is displayed; any item can be refreshed: default/plugin/custom bar items
  recreate: set input with the command used to edit the custom bar item
       del: delete custom bar items
      mask: name where wildcard "*" is allowed

Examples:
  add item with terminal size, displayed only in buffers with number = 1:
    /item add terminfo "${buffer.number} == 1" "term:${info:term_width}x${info:term_height}"
  add item with buffer info:
    /item add bufinfo "" "${buffer.number}:${buffer.name}${if:${buffer.zoomed}?(Z)}"
  add item with date/time using format "Dec 25, 12:34 +0100", refreshed every minute:
    /item add datetime "" "${date:%b %d, %H:%M %z}"
    /trigger add datetime_refresh timer "60000;60" "" "" "/item refresh datetime"
  add item with number of lines in buffer (displayed/total), refreshed each time a new line is displayed or if filtered lines have changed:
    /item add lines_count "" "${calc:${buffer.lines.lines_count}-${buffer.lines.lines_hidden}}/${buffer.lines.lines_count} lines"
    /trigger add lines_count_refresh_print print "" "" "" "/item refresh lines_count"
    /trigger add lines_count_refresh_signal signal "window_switch;buffer_switch;buffer_lines_hidden;filters_*" "" "" "/item refresh lines_count"
  force refresh of item "lines_count":
    /item refresh lines_count
  recreate item "lines_count" with different conditions or content:
    /item recreate lines_count
  delete item "lines_count":
    /item del lines_count
  • key: bind/unbind keys

/key  [list|listdefault|listdiff] [<context>]
      bind <key> [<command> [<args>]]
      bindctxt <context> <key> [<command> [<args>]]
      unbind <key>
      unbindctxt <context> <key>
      reset <key>
      resetctxt <context> <key>
      resetall -yes [<context>]
      missing [<context>]
      legacy <key> [<key>...]

       list: list all current keys
listdefault: list default keys
   listdiff: list differences between current and default keys (keys added, redefined or deleted)
    context: name of context ("default" or "search")
       bind: bind a command to a key or display command bound to key (for context "default")
   bindctxt: bind a command to a key or display command bound to key, for given context
    command: command (many commands can be separated by semicolons); quotes can be used to preserve spaces at the beginning/end of command
     unbind: remove a key binding (for context "default")
 unbindctxt: remove a key binding for given context
      reset: reset a key to default binding (for context "default")
  resetctxt: reset a key to default binding, for given context
   resetall: restore bindings to the default values and delete ALL personal bindings (use carefully!)
    missing: add missing keys (using default bindings), useful after installing new WeeChat version
     legacy: display new name for legacy keys

When binding a command to a key, it is recommended to use key alt+k (or Esc then k), and then press the key to bind: this will insert key name in command line.

For some keys you might need to use /debug key, this displays the raw key code that can be used (for example the key ctrl+backspace could be "ctrl-h" or "ctrl-?", depending on your terminal and other settings).

Modifiers allowed (in this order when multiple are used):
  "meta-": alt key
  "ctrl-": control key
  "shift-": shift key, can only be used with key names below

Key names allowed: f0 to f20, home, insert, delete, end, backspace, pgup, pgdn, up, down, right, left, tab, return, comma, space.

Combo of keys must be separated by a comma.

For context "mouse" (possible in context "cursor" too), key has format: "@area:key" or "@area1>area2:key" where area can be:
  *: any area on screen
  chat: chat area (any buffer)
  chat(xxx): chat area for buffer with name "xxx" (full name including plugin)
  bar(*): any bar
  bar(xxx): bar "xxx"
  item(*): any bar item
  item(xxx): bar item "xxx"
Wildcard "*" is allowed in key to match many mouse events.
A special value for command with format "hsignal:name" can be used for context mouse, this will send the hsignal "name" with the focus hashtable as argument.
Another special value "-" can be used to disable key (it will be ignored when looking for keys).

Examples:
  /key bind meta-r /buffer #weechat
  /key reset meta-r
  /key bind meta-v,f1 /help
  /key bindctxt search f12 /input search_stop
  /key bindctxt mouse @item(buffer_nicklist):button3 /msg nickserv info ${nick}
  • layout: manage buffers/windows layouts

/layout  store [<name>] [buffers|windows]
         apply [<name>] [buffers|windows]
         leave
         del [<name>] [buffers|windows]
         rename <name> <new_name>

  store: store current buffers/windows in a layout
  apply: apply stored layout
  leave: leave current layout (does not update any layout)
    del: delete buffers and/or windows in a stored layout (if neither "buffers" nor "windows" is given after the name, the layout is deleted)
 rename: rename a layout
   name: name for stored layout (default is "default")
buffers: store/apply only buffers (order of buffers)
windows: store/apply only windows (buffer displayed by each window)

Without argument, this command displays stored layouts.

The current layout can be saved on /quit command with the option "weechat.look.save_layout_on_exit".

Note: the layout only remembers windows split and buffers numbers. It does not open buffers. That means for example you must still auto-join IRC channels to open the buffers, the saved layout only applies once the buffers are opened.
  • mouse: mouse control

/mouse  enable|disable|toggle [<delay>]

 enable: enable mouse
disable: disable mouse
 toggle: toggle mouse
  delay: delay (in seconds) after which initial mouse state is restored (useful to temporarily disable mouse)

The mouse state is saved in option "weechat.look.mouse".

Examples:
  /mouse enable
  /mouse toggle 5
  • mute: execute a command silently

/mute  [-core | -current | -buffer <name>] <command>

   -core: no output on WeeChat core buffer
-current: no output on current buffer
 -buffer: no output on specified buffer
    name: full buffer name (examples: "irc.server.libera", "irc.libera.#weechat")
 command: command to execute silently (a "/" is automatically added if not found at beginning of command)

If no target is specified ("-core", "-current" or "-buffer"), then default is to mute all buffers.

Examples:
  /mute save
  /mute -current msg * hi!
  /mute -buffer irc.libera.#weechat msg #weechat hi!
  • plugin: list/load/unload plugins

/plugin  list [-o|-ol|-i|-il|<name>]
         listfull [<name>]
         load <filename> [<arguments>]
         autoload [<arguments>]
         reload [<name>|* [<arguments>]]
         unload [<name>]

     list: list loaded plugins
       -o: send list of loaded plugins to buffer (string in English)
      -ol: send list of loaded plugins to buffer (translated string)
       -i: copy list of loaded plugins in command line (for sending to buffer) (string in English)
      -il: copy list of loaded plugins in command line (for sending to buffer) (translated string)
     name: a plugin name
 listfull: list loaded plugins (verbose)
     load: load a plugin
 filename: plugin (file) to load
arguments: arguments given to plugin on load
 autoload: autoload plugins in system or user directory
   reload: reload a plugin (if no name given, unload all plugins, then autoload plugins)
   unload: unload a plugin (if no name given, unload all plugins)

Without argument, this command lists loaded plugins.
  • print: display text on a buffer

/print  [-buffer <number>|<name>] [-newbuffer <name>] [-free] [-switch] [-core|-current] [-y <line>] [-escape] [-date <date>] [-tags <tags>] [-action|-error|-join|-network|-quit] [<text>]
        -stdout|-stderr [<text>]
        -beep

   -buffer: display text in this buffer (default: buffer where command is executed)
-newbuffer: create a new buffer and display text in this buffer
     -free: create a buffer with free content (with -newbuffer only)
   -switch: switch to the buffer
     -core: alias of "-buffer core.weechat"
  -current: display text on current buffer
        -y: display on a custom line (for buffer with free content only)
      line: line number for buffer with free content (first line is 0, a negative number displays after last line: -1 = after last line, -2 = two lines after last line, etc.)
   -escape: interpret escaped chars (for example \a, \07, \x07)
     -date: message date, format can be:
            -n: "n" seconds before now
            +n: "n" seconds in the future
            n: "n" seconds since the Epoch (see man time)
            date and/or time (ISO 8601): see function "util_parse_time" in Plugin API reference (examples: "11:29:09", "2023-12-25T10:29:09.456789Z")
     -tags: comma-separated list of tags (see /help filter for a list of tags most commonly used)
      text: text to display (prefix and message must be separated by "\t", if text starts with "-", then add a "\" before)
   -stdout: display text on stdout (escaped chars are interpreted)
   -stderr: display text on stderr (escaped chars are interpreted)
     -beep: alias of "-stderr \a"

The options -action ... -quit use the prefix defined in options "weechat.look.prefix_*".

Following escaped chars are supported:
  \" \\ \a \b \e \f \n \r \t \v \0ooo \xhh \uhhhh \Uhhhhhhhh

Examples:
  display a reminder on core buffer with a highlight:
    /print -core -tags notify_highlight Reminder: buy milk
  display an error on core buffer:
    /print -core -error Some error here
  display message on core buffer with prefix "abc":
    /print -core abc\tThe message
  display a message on channel #weechat:
    /print -buffer irc.libera.#weechat Message on #weechat
  display a snowman (U+2603):
    /print -escape \u2603
  send alert (BEL):
    /print -beep
  • proxy: manage proxies

/proxy  list
        add <name> <type> <address> <port> [<username> [<password>]]
        del <name>|<mask> [<name>|<mask>...]
        set <name> <option> <value>

    list: list all proxies
     add: add a new proxy
    name: name of proxy (must be unique)
    type: http, socks4 or socks5
 address: IP or hostname
    port: port number
username: username (optional)
password: password (optional)
     del: delete proxies
    mask: name where wildcard "*" is allowed
     set: set a value for a proxy property
  option: option to change (for options list, look at /set weechat.proxy.<proxyname>.*)
   value: new value for option

Examples:
  add a http proxy, running on local host, port 8888:
    /proxy add local http 127.0.0.1 8888
  add a http proxy using IPv6 protocol:
    /proxy add local http ::1 8888
    /proxy set local ipv6 on
  add a socks5 proxy with username/password:
    /proxy add myproxy socks5 sample.host.org 3128 myuser mypass
  delete a proxy:
    /proxy del myproxy
  • quit: quit WeeChat

/quit  [-yes] [<arguments>]

     -yes: required if option "weechat.look.confirm_quit" is enabled
arguments: text sent with signal "quit" (for example irc plugin uses this text to send quit message to server)

By default when quitting the configuration files are saved (see option "weechat.look.save_config_on_exit") and the current layout can be saved (see option "weechat.look.save_layout_on_exit").
  • reload: reload configuration files from disk

/reload  [<file> [<file>...]]

file: configuration file to reload (without extension ".conf")

Without argument, all files (WeeChat and plugins) are reloaded.
  • repeat: execute a command several times

/repeat  [-interval <delay>[<unit>]] <count> <command>

  delay: delay between execution of commands (minimum: 1 millisecond)
   unit: optional, values are:
         us: microseconds
         ms: milliseconds
         s: seconds (default)
         m: minutes
         h: hours
  count: number of times to execute command
command: command to execute (or text to send to buffer if command does not start with "/"), evaluated and the following variables are set each time the command is executed:
         ${buffer}: buffer pointer
         ${repeat_count}: number of times the command is executed
         ${repeat_index}: current index (from 1 to "count")
         ${repeat_index0}: current index (from 0 to "count" - 1)
         ${repeat_revindex}: current index from the end (from "count" to 1)
         ${repeat_revindex0}: current index from the end (from "count" - 1 to 0)
         ${repeat_first}: "1" for the first execution, "0" for the others
         ${repeat_last}: "1" for the last execution, "0" for the others

Note: the command is executed on buffer where /repeat was executed (if the buffer does not exist any more, the command is not executed).

Examples:
  scroll 2 pages up:
    /repeat 2 /window page_up
  print a countdown, starting at 5:
    /repeat -interval 1 6 /print ${if:${repeat_last}?Boom!:${repeat_revindex0}}
  • reset: reset config options

/reset  <option>
        -mask <option>

option: name of an option
 -mask: use a mask in option (wildcard "*" is allowed to mass-reset options, use carefully!)

Examples:
  /reset weechat.look.item_time_format
  /reset -mask weechat.color.*
  • save: save configuration files to disk

/save  [<file> [<file>...]]

file: configuration file to save (without extension ".conf")

Without argument, all files (WeeChat and plugins) are saved.

By default all configuration files are saved to disk on /quit command (see option "weechat.look.save_config_on_exit").
  • secure: manage secured data (passwords or private data encrypted in file sec.conf)

/secure  passphrase <passphrase>|-delete
         decrypt <passphrase>|-discard
         set <name> <value>
         del <name>

passphrase: change the passphrase (without passphrase, data is stored as plain text in file sec.conf)
   -delete: delete passphrase
   decrypt: decrypt data still encrypted (it happens only if passphrase was not given on startup)
  -discard: discard all data still encrypted
       set: add or change secured data
       del: delete secured data

Without argument, this command displays secured data in a new buffer.

Keys on secure buffer:
  alt+v  toggle values

When a passphrase is used (data encrypted), it is asked by WeeChat on startup.
It is possible to set environment variable "WEECHAT_PASSPHRASE" to prevent the prompt (this same variable is used by WeeChat on /upgrade), or to set option sec.crypt.passphrase_command to read the passphrase from the output of an external command like a password manager (see /help sec.crypt.passphrase_command).

Secured data with format ${sec.data.xxx} can be used in:
  - command /eval
  - command line argument "--run-command"
  - options weechat.startup.command_{before|after}_plugins
  - other options that may contain a password or sensitive data (for example proxy, irc server and relay); see /help on the options to check if they are evaluated.

Examples:
  set a passphrase:
    /secure passphrase this is my passphrase
  use program "pass" to read the passphrase on startup:
    /set sec.crypt.passphrase_command "/usr/bin/pass show weechat/passphrase"
  encrypt libera SASL password:
    /secure set libera mypassword
    /set irc.server.libera.sasl_password "${sec.data.libera}"
  encrypt oftc password for nickserv:
    /secure set oftc mypassword
    /set irc.server.oftc.command "/msg nickserv identify ${sec.data.oftc}"
  alias to ghost the nick "mynick":
    /alias add ghost /eval /msg -server libera nickserv ghost mynick ${sec.data.libera}
  • set: set config options and environment variables

/set  [<option> [<value>]]
      diff [<option> [<option>...]]
      env [<variable> [<value>]]

option: name of an option (wildcard "*" is allowed to list options, if no value is specified)
 value: new value for option, according to type:
        boolean: on, off or toggle
        integer: number, ++number or --number
        string: any string ("" for empty string)
        color: color name, ++number or --number
  diff: display only changed options
   env: display or set an environment variable ("" to unset a variable)

Note: the value "null" (without quotes) can be used to remove option value (undefined value). This works only for some special plugin variables.

Examples:
  /set *highlight*
  /set weechat.look.highlight "word"
  /set diff
  /set diff irc.*
  /set env LANG
  /set env LANG fr_FR.UTF-8
  /set env ABC ""
  • sys: system actions

/sys  get rlimit|rusage
      suspend
      waitpid <number>

    get: display system info
 rlimit: display resource limits (see /help weechat.startup.sys_rlimit and "man getrlimit")
 rusage: display resource usage (see "man getrusage")
suspend: suspend WeeChat and go back to the shell, by sending signal SIGTSTP to the WeeChat process
waitpid: acknowledge the end of children processes (to prevent "zombie" processes)
 number: number of processes to clean
  • toggle: toggle value of a config option

/toggle  <option> [<value> [<value>...]]

option: name of an option
 value: possible values for the option (values are split like the shell command arguments: quotes can be used to preserve spaces at the beginning/end of values)

Behavior:
  - only an option of type boolean or string can be toggled without a value:
    - boolean: toggle between on/off according to current value
    - string: toggle between empty string and default value (works only if empty string is allowed for the option)
  - with a single value given, toggle between this value and the default value of option
  - with multiple values given, toggle between these values: the value used is the one following the current value of option; if the current value of option is not in list, the first value in the list is used
  - the special value "null" can be given, but only as first value in the list and without quotes around.

Examples:
  toggle display of time in chat area (without displaying the new value used):
    /mute /toggle weechat.look.buffer_time_format
  switch format of time in chat area (with seconds, without seconds, disabled):
    /toggle weechat.look.buffer_time_format "%H:%M:%S" "%H:%M" ""
  toggle autojoin of #weechat channel on libera server:
    /toggle irc.server.libera.autojoin null #weechat
  • unset: unset/reset config options

/unset  <option>
        -mask <option>

option: name of an option
 -mask: use a mask in option (wildcard "*" is allowed to mass-reset options, use carefully!)

According to option, it's reset (for standard options) or removed (for optional settings, like server values).

Examples:
  /unset weechat.look.item_time_format
  /unset -mask weechat.color.*
  • upgrade: save WeeChat session and reload the WeeChat binary without disconnecting from servers

/upgrade  [-yes] [<path_to_binary>|-save|-quit]
          -o|-ol

          -yes: required if option "weechat.look.confirm_upgrade" is enabled
path_to_binary: path to WeeChat binary (default is current binary)
        -dummy: do nothing (option used to prevent accidental completion with "-quit")
         -save: only save the session, do not quit nor reload WeeChat; the configuration files are not saved (if needed you can use /save before this command)
         -quit: close *ALL* connections, save session and quit WeeChat, which makes possible a delayed restoration (see below)
            -o: send number of upgrades and date of first/last start to current buffer as input (English string)
           -ol: send number of upgrades and date of first/last start to current buffer as input (translated string)

This command upgrades and reloads a running WeeChat session. The new WeeChat binary must have been compiled or installed with a package manager before running this command.

Note: TLS connections are lost during upgrade (except with -save), because the reload of TLS sessions is currently not possible with GnuTLS. There is automatic reconnection after upgrade.

Important: use of option "-save" can be dangerous, it is recommended to use only /upgrade (or with "-quit") for a standard upgrade and a restart; the option "-save" can be used to save the session regularly and restore it in case of after abnormal exit (power outage, crash, etc.).

Upgrade process has 4 steps:
  1. save session into files for core and plugins (buffers, history, ..)
  2. unload all plugins (configuration files (*.conf) are written on disk)
  3. save WeeChat configuration (weechat.conf)
  4. execute new WeeChat binary and reload session.

With option "-quit", the process is:
  1. close *ALL* connections (irc, xfer, relay, ...)
  2. save session into files (*.upgrade)
  3. unload all plugins
  4. save WeeChat configuration
  5. quit WeeChat

With option "-save", the process is:
  1. save session into files (*.upgrade) with a disconnected state for IRC servers and Relay clients (but no disconnection is made)

With -quit or -save, you can restore the session later with this command: weechat --upgrade
IMPORTANT: you must restore the session with exactly same configuration (files *.conf) and if possible the same WeeChat version (or a more recent one).
It is possible to restore WeeChat session on another machine if you copy the content of WeeChat home directories (see /debug dirs).
  • uptime: show WeeChat uptime

/uptime  [-o|-ol]

 -o: send uptime to current buffer as input (English string)
-ol: send uptime to current buffer as input (translated string)
  • version: show WeeChat version and compilation date

/version  [-o|-ol]

 -o: send version to current buffer as input (English string)
-ol: send version to current buffer as input (translated string)

The default alias /v can be used to execute this command on all buffers (otherwise the irc command /version is used on irc buffers).
  • wait: schedule a command execution in future

/wait  <number>[<unit>] <command>

 number: amount of time to wait (minimum: 1 millisecond)
   unit: optional, values are:
         us: microseconds
         ms: milliseconds
         s: seconds (default)
         m: minutes
         h: hours
command: command to execute (or text to send to buffer if command does not start with "/")

Note: the command is executed on buffer where /wait was executed (if the buffer does not exist any more, the command is not executed).

Examples:
  join channel #test in 10 seconds:
    /wait 10 /join #test
  set away in 15 minutes:
    /wait 15m /away -all I'm away
  say "hello" in 2 minutes:
    /wait 2m hello
  • window: manage windows

/window  list
         -1|+1|b#|up|down|left|right [-window <number>]
         <number>
         splith|splitv [-window <number>] [<pct>]
         resize [-window <number>] [h|v][+|-]<pct>
         balance
         merge [-window <number>] [all]
         close [-window <number>]
         page_up|page_down [-window <number>]
         refresh
         scroll [-window <number>] [+|-]<value>[s|m|h|d|M|y]
         scroll_horiz [-window <number>] [+|-]<value>[%]
         scroll_up|scroll_down|scroll_top|scroll_bottom|scroll_beyond_end|scroll_previous_highlight|scroll_next_highlight|scroll_unread [-window <number>]
         swap [-window <number>] [up|down|left|right]
         zoom [-window <number>]
         bare [<delay>]

                     list: list opened windows (without argument, this list is displayed)
                       -1: jump to previous window
                       +1: jump to next window
                       b#: jump to next window displaying buffer number #
                       up: switch to window above current one
                     down: switch to window below current one
                     left: switch to window on the left
                    right: switch to window on the right
                   number: window number (see /window list)
                   splith: split current window horizontally (to undo: /window merge)
                   splitv: split current window vertically (to undo: /window merge)
                   resize: resize window size, new size is <pct> percentage of parent window; if "h" or "v" is specified, the resize affects the nearest parent window with a split of this type (horizontal/vertical)
                  balance: balance the sizes of all windows
                    merge: merge window with another (all = keep only one window)
                    close: close window
                  page_up: scroll one page up
                page_down: scroll one page down
                  refresh: refresh screen
                   scroll: scroll a number of lines (+/-N) or with time: s=seconds, m=minutes, h=hours, d=days, M=months, y=years
             scroll_horiz: scroll horizontally a number of columns (+/-N) or percentage of window size (this scrolling is possible only on buffers with free content)
                scroll_up: scroll a few lines up
              scroll_down: scroll a few lines down
               scroll_top: scroll to top of buffer
            scroll_bottom: scroll to bottom of buffer
        scroll_beyond_end: scroll beyond the end of buffer
scroll_previous_highlight: scroll to previous highlight
    scroll_next_highlight: scroll to next highlight
            scroll_unread: scroll to unread marker
                     swap: swap buffers of two windows (with optional direction for target window)
                     zoom: zoom on window
                     bare: toggle bare display (with optional delay in seconds for automatic return to standard display mode)

For splith and splitv, pct is a percentage which represents size of new window, computed with current window as size reference. For example 25 means create a new window with size = current_size / 4

Examples:
  /window b1
  /window scroll -2
  /window scroll -2d
  /window scroll -d
  /window zoom -window 2
  /window splith 30
  /window resize 75
  /window resize v+10
  /window bare 2

Secured data options

Sections in file sec.conf:

Section Control command Description

crypt

/set sec.crypt.*

Options for encryption.

data

/secure

Secured data.

Options:

  • sec.crypt.cipher

    • description: cipher used to crypt data (the number after algorithm is the size of the key in bits)

    • type: enum

    • values: aes128, aes192, aes256

    • default value: aes256

  • sec.crypt.hash_algo

    • description: hash algorithm used to check the decrypted data; some of them require a specific libgcrypt version: sha3-*: libgcrypt >= 1.7.0, blake2*: libgcrypt >= 1.8.0, sha512-*: libgcrypt >= 1.9.4

    • type: enum

    • values: sha224, sha256, sha384, sha512, sha512-224, sha512-256, sha3-224, sha3-256, sha3-384, sha3-512, blake2b-160, blake2b-256, blake2b-384, blake2b-512, blake2s-128, blake2s-160, blake2s-224, blake2s-256

    • default value: sha256

  • sec.crypt.passphrase_command

    • description: read the passphrase from the output of this system command (only the first line is used and it must not contain any extra character); this option is used only when reading file sec.conf and if the environment variable "WEECHAT_PASSPHRASE" is not set (the environment variable has higher priority); example with password-store: "/usr/bin/pass show weechat/passphrase"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

  • sec.crypt.salt

    • description: use salt when generating key used in encryption (recommended for maximum security); when enabled, the content of crypted data in file sec.conf will be different on each write of the file; if you put the file sec.conf in a version control system, then you can turn off this option to have always same content in file

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

WeeChat options

Sections in file weechat.conf:

Section Control command Description

debug

/debug set
/set weechat.debug.*

Debug level, for core and plugins (options can be added/removed in section).

startup

/set weechat.startup.*

Startup options.

look

/set weechat.look.*

Look and feel.

palette

/color alias
/set weechat.palette.*

Color aliases (options can be added/removed in section).

color

/set weechat.color.*

Colors.

completion

/set weechat.completion.*

Completion options.

history

/set weechat.history.*

History options (commands and buffers).

proxy

/proxy
/set weechat.proxy.*

Proxy options.

network

/set weechat.network.*

Network/TLS options.

plugin

/set weechat.plugin.*

Options on plugins.

signal

/set weechat.signal.*

Options on signals.

bar

/bar
/set weechat.bar.*

Bar options.

layout

/layout

Layouts.

buffer

/buffer setauto

Properties auto-applied on buffers when they are opened.

notify

/buffer notify

Notify levels for buffers (options can be added/removed in section).

filter

/filter

Filters.

key

/key

Keys in default context.

key_search

/key

Keys in search context.

key_cursor

/key

Keys in cursor context.

key_mouse

/key

Keys in mouse context.

Options:

  • weechat.color.bar_more

    • description: text color for "+" when scrolling bars

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: lightmagenta

  • weechat.color.chat

    • description: text color for chat

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: default

  • weechat.color.chat_bg

    • description: background color for chat

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: default

  • weechat.color.chat_buffer

    • description: text color for buffer names

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: white

  • weechat.color.chat_channel

    • description: text color for channel names

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: white

  • weechat.color.chat_day_change

    • description: text color for message displayed when the day has changed

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: cyan

  • weechat.color.chat_delimiters

    • description: text color for delimiters

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: 22

  • weechat.color.chat_highlight

    • description: text color for highlighted prefix

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: yellow

  • weechat.color.chat_highlight_bg

    • description: background color for highlighted prefix

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: 124

  • weechat.color.chat_host

    • description: text color for hostnames

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: cyan

  • weechat.color.chat_inactive_buffer

    • description: text color for chat when line is inactive (buffer is merged with other buffers and is not selected)

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: default

  • weechat.color.chat_inactive_window

    • description: text color for chat when window is inactive (not current selected window)

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: 240

  • weechat.color.chat_nick

    • description: text color for nicks in chat window: used in some server messages and as fallback when a nick color is not found; most of times nick color comes from option weechat.color.chat_nick_colors

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: lightcyan

  • weechat.color.chat_nick_colors

    • description: text color for nicks (comma separated list of colors, background is allowed with format: "fg:bg", for example: "lightred:blue")

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "cyan,magenta,green,brown,lightblue,lightcyan,lightmagenta,lightgreen,31,35,38,40,49,63,70,80,92,99,112,126,130,138,142,148,160,162,167,169,174,176,178,184,186,210,212,215,248"

  • weechat.color.chat_nick_offline

    • description: text color for offline nick (not in nicklist any more); this color is used only if option weechat.look.color_nick_offline is enabled

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: 242

  • weechat.color.chat_nick_offline_highlight

    • description: text color for offline nick with highlight; this color is used only if option weechat.look.color_nick_offline is enabled

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: default

  • weechat.color.chat_nick_offline_highlight_bg

    • description: background color for offline nick with highlight; this color is used only if option weechat.look.color_nick_offline is enabled

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: 17

  • weechat.color.chat_nick_other

    • description: text color for other nick in private buffer

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: cyan

  • weechat.color.chat_nick_prefix

    • description: color for nick prefix (string displayed before nick in prefix)

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: green

  • weechat.color.chat_nick_self

    • description: text color for local nick in chat window

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: white

  • weechat.color.chat_nick_suffix

    • description: color for nick suffix (string displayed after nick in prefix)

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: green

  • weechat.color.chat_prefix_action

    • description: text color for action prefix

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: white

  • weechat.color.chat_prefix_buffer

    • description: text color for buffer name (before prefix, when many buffers are merged with same number)

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: 180

  • weechat.color.chat_prefix_buffer_inactive_buffer

    • description: text color for inactive buffer name (before prefix, when many buffers are merged with same number and if buffer is not selected)

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: default

  • weechat.color.chat_prefix_error

    • description: text color for error prefix

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: yellow

  • weechat.color.chat_prefix_join

    • description: text color for join prefix

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: lightgreen

  • weechat.color.chat_prefix_more

    • description: text color for "+" when prefix is too long

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: lightmagenta

  • weechat.color.chat_prefix_network

    • description: text color for network prefix

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: magenta

  • weechat.color.chat_prefix_quit

    • description: text color for quit prefix

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: lightred

  • weechat.color.chat_prefix_suffix

    • description: text color for suffix (after prefix)

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: 24

  • weechat.color.chat_read_marker

    • description: text color for unread data marker

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: magenta

  • weechat.color.chat_read_marker_bg

    • description: background color for unread data marker

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: default

  • weechat.color.chat_server

    • description: text color for server names

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: brown

  • weechat.color.chat_status_disabled

    • description: text color for "disabled" status

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: red

  • weechat.color.chat_status_enabled

    • description: text color for "enabled" status

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: green

  • weechat.color.chat_tags

    • description: text color for tags after messages (displayed with command /debug tags)

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: red

  • weechat.color.chat_text_found

    • description: text color for marker on lines where text sought is found

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: yellow

  • weechat.color.chat_text_found_bg

    • description: background color for marker on lines where text sought is found

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: lightmagenta

  • weechat.color.chat_time

    • description: text color for time in chat window

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: default

  • weechat.color.chat_time_delimiters

    • description: text color for time delimiters

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: brown

  • weechat.color.chat_value

    • description: text color for values

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: cyan

  • weechat.color.chat_value_null

    • description: text color for null values (undefined)

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: blue

  • weechat.color.emphasized

    • description: text color for emphasized text (for example when searching text); this option is used only if option weechat.look.emphasized_attributes is an empty string (default value)

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: yellow

  • weechat.color.emphasized_bg

    • description: background color for emphasized text (for example when searching text); used only if option weechat.look.emphasized_attributes is an empty string (default value)

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: 54

  • weechat.color.eval_syntax_colors

    • description: text color for syntax highlighting in evaluated strings, with "${raw_hl:...}" and "${hl:...}" (comma separated list of colors, background is allowed with format: "fg:bg", for example: "lightred:blue")

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "green,lightred,lightblue,lightmagenta,yellow,cyan"

  • weechat.color.input_actions

    • description: text color for actions in input line

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: lightgreen

  • weechat.color.input_text_not_found

    • description: text color for unsuccessful text search in input line

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: red

  • weechat.color.item_away

    • description: text color for away item

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: yellow

  • weechat.color.nicklist_away

    • description: text color for away nicknames

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: 240

  • weechat.color.nicklist_group

    • description: text color for groups in nicklist

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: green

  • weechat.color.separator

    • description: color for window separators (when split) and separators beside bars (like nicklist)

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: 236

  • weechat.color.status_count_highlight

    • description: text color for count of highlight messages in hotlist (status bar)

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: magenta

  • weechat.color.status_count_msg

    • description: text color for count of messages in hotlist (status bar)

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: brown

  • weechat.color.status_count_other

    • description: text color for count of other messages in hotlist (status bar)

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: default

  • weechat.color.status_count_private

    • description: text color for count of private messages in hotlist (status bar)

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: green

  • weechat.color.status_data_highlight

    • description: text color for buffer with highlight (status bar)

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: lightmagenta

  • weechat.color.status_data_msg

    • description: text color for buffer with new messages (status bar)

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: yellow

  • weechat.color.status_data_other

    • description: text color for buffer with new data (not messages) (status bar)

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: default

  • weechat.color.status_data_private

    • description: text color for buffer with private message (status bar)

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: lightgreen

  • weechat.color.status_filter

    • description: text color for filter indicator in status bar

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: green

  • weechat.color.status_more

    • description: text color for buffer with new data (status bar)

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: yellow

  • weechat.color.status_mouse

    • description: text color for mouse indicator in status bar

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: lightgreen

  • weechat.color.status_name

    • description: text color for current buffer name in status bar

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: white

  • weechat.color.status_name_insecure

    • description: text color for current buffer name in status bar, if data are exchanged and not secured with a protocol like TLS

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: lightmagenta

  • weechat.color.status_name_tls

    • description: text color for current buffer name in status bar, if data are exchanged and secured with a protocol like TLS

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: white

  • weechat.color.status_nicklist_count

    • description: text color for number of nicks in nicklist (status bar)

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: default

  • weechat.color.status_number

    • description: text color for current buffer number in status bar

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: yellow

  • weechat.color.status_time

    • description: text color for time (status bar)

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: default

  • weechat.completion.base_word_until_cursor

    • description: if enabled, the base word to complete ends at char before cursor; otherwise the base word ends at first space after cursor

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • weechat.completion.command_inline

    • description: if enabled, the commands inside command line are completed (the command at beginning of line has higher priority and is used first); note: when this option is enabled, there is no more automatic completion of paths beginning with "/" (outside commands arguments)

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • weechat.completion.default_template

    • description: default completion template (please see documentation for template codes and values: plugin API reference, function "weechat_hook_command")

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "%(nicks)|%(irc_channels)"

  • weechat.completion.nick_add_space

    • description: add space after nick completion (when nick is not first word on command line)

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • weechat.completion.nick_case_sensitive

    • description: case sensitive completion for nicks

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • weechat.completion.nick_completer

    • description: string inserted after nick completion (when nick is first word on command line)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ": "

  • weechat.completion.nick_first_only

    • description: complete only with first nick found

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • weechat.completion.nick_ignore_chars

    • description: chars ignored for nick completion

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "[]`_-^"

  • weechat.completion.partial_completion_alert

    • description: send alert (BEL) when a partial completion occurs

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • weechat.completion.partial_completion_command

    • description: partially complete command names (stop when many commands found begin with same letters)

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • weechat.completion.partial_completion_command_arg

    • description: partially complete command arguments (stop when many arguments found begin with same prefix)

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • weechat.completion.partial_completion_count

    • description: display count for each partial completion in bar item

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • weechat.completion.partial_completion_other

    • description: partially complete outside commands (stop when many words found begin with same letters)

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • weechat.completion.partial_completion_templates

    • description: comma-separated list of templates for which partial completion is enabled by default (with Tab key instead of shift-Tab); the list of templates is in documentation: plugin API reference, function "weechat_hook_command"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "config_options"

  • weechat.history.display_default

    • description: maximum number of commands to display by default in history listing (0 = unlimited)

    • type: integer

    • values: 0 .. 2147483647

    • default value: 5

  • weechat.history.max_buffer_lines_minutes

    • description: maximum number of minutes in history per buffer (0 = unlimited); examples: 1440 = one day, 10080 = one week, 43200 = one month, 525600 = one year; use 0 ONLY if option weechat.history.max_buffer_lines_number is NOT set to 0

    • type: integer

    • values: 0 .. 2147483647

    • default value: 0

  • weechat.history.max_buffer_lines_number

    • description: maximum number of lines in history per buffer (0 = unlimited); use 0 ONLY if option weechat.history.max_buffer_lines_minutes is NOT set to 0

    • type: integer

    • values: 0 .. 2147483647

    • default value: 4096

  • weechat.history.max_commands

    • description: maximum number of user commands in history (0 = unlimited, NOT RECOMMENDED: no limit in memory usage)

    • type: integer

    • values: 0 .. 2147483647

    • default value: 100

  • weechat.history.max_visited_buffers

    • description: maximum number of visited buffers to keep in memory

    • type: integer

    • values: 0 .. 1000

    • default value: 50

  • weechat.key.backspace

    • description: key "backspace" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input delete_previous_char"

  • weechat.key.ctrl-_

    • description: key "ctrl-_" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input undo"

  • weechat.key.ctrl-a

    • description: key "ctrl-a" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input move_beginning_of_line"

  • weechat.key.ctrl-b

    • description: key "ctrl-b" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input move_previous_char"

  • weechat.key.ctrl-c,_

    • description: key "ctrl-c,_" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input insert \x1F"

  • weechat.key.ctrl-c,b

    • description: key "ctrl-c,b" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input insert \x02"

  • weechat.key.ctrl-c,c

    • description: key "ctrl-c,c" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input insert \x03"

  • weechat.key.ctrl-c,d

    • description: key "ctrl-c,d" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input insert \x04"

  • weechat.key.ctrl-c,i

    • description: key "ctrl-c,i" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input insert \x1D"

  • weechat.key.ctrl-c,o

    • description: key "ctrl-c,o" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input insert \x0F"

  • weechat.key.ctrl-c,v

    • description: key "ctrl-c,v" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input insert \x16"

  • weechat.key.ctrl-d

    • description: key "ctrl-d" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input delete_next_char"

  • weechat.key.ctrl-down

    • description: key "ctrl-down" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input history_global_next"

  • weechat.key.ctrl-e

    • description: key "ctrl-e" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input move_end_of_line"

  • weechat.key.ctrl-f

    • description: key "ctrl-f" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input move_next_char"

  • weechat.key.ctrl-f1

    • description: key "ctrl-f1" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/bar scroll buflist * -100%"

  • weechat.key.ctrl-f11

    • description: key "ctrl-f11" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/bar scroll nicklist * -100%"

  • weechat.key.ctrl-f12

    • description: key "ctrl-f12" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/bar scroll nicklist * +100%"

  • weechat.key.ctrl-f2

    • description: key "ctrl-f2" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/bar scroll buflist * +100%"

  • weechat.key.ctrl-k

    • description: key "ctrl-k" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input delete_end_of_line"

  • weechat.key.ctrl-l

    • description: key "ctrl-l" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/window refresh"

  • weechat.key.ctrl-left

    • description: key "ctrl-left" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input move_previous_word"

  • weechat.key.ctrl-n

    • description: key "ctrl-n" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer +1"

  • weechat.key.ctrl-o

    • description: key "ctrl-o" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input history_use_get_next"

  • weechat.key.ctrl-p

    • description: key "ctrl-p" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer -1"

  • weechat.key.ctrl-r

    • description: key "ctrl-r" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input search_history"

  • weechat.key.ctrl-right

    • description: key "ctrl-right" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input move_next_word"

  • weechat.key.ctrl-s

    • description: key "ctrl-s" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input search_text_here"

  • weechat.key.ctrl-t

    • description: key "ctrl-t" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input transpose_chars"

  • weechat.key.ctrl-u

    • description: key "ctrl-u" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input delete_beginning_of_line"

  • weechat.key.ctrl-up

    • description: key "ctrl-up" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input history_global_previous"

  • weechat.key.ctrl-w

    • description: key "ctrl-w" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input delete_previous_word_whitespace"

  • weechat.key.ctrl-x

    • description: key "ctrl-x" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer switch"

  • weechat.key.ctrl-y

    • description: key "ctrl-y" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input clipboard_paste"

  • weechat.key.ctrl-z

    • description: key "ctrl-z" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/sys suspend"

  • weechat.key.delete

    • description: key "delete" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input delete_next_char"

  • weechat.key.down

    • description: key "down" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input history_next"

  • weechat.key.end

    • description: key "end" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input move_end_of_line"

  • weechat.key.f1

    • description: key "f1" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/bar scroll buflist * -100%"

  • weechat.key.f10

    • description: key "f10" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/bar scroll title * +30%"

  • weechat.key.f11

    • description: key "f11" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/bar scroll nicklist * -100%"

  • weechat.key.f12

    • description: key "f12" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/bar scroll nicklist * +100%"

  • weechat.key.f2

    • description: key "f2" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/bar scroll buflist * +100%"

  • weechat.key.f5

    • description: key "f5" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer -1"

  • weechat.key.f6

    • description: key "f6" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer +1"

  • weechat.key.f7

    • description: key "f7" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/window -1"

  • weechat.key.f8

    • description: key "f8" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/window +1"

  • weechat.key.f9

    • description: key "f9" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/bar scroll title * -30%"

  • weechat.key.home

    • description: key "home" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input move_beginning_of_line"

  • weechat.key.left

    • description: key "left" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input move_previous_char"

  • weechat.key.meta--

    • description: key "meta--" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/filter toggle @"

  • [[option_weechat.key.meta-/]] weechat.key.meta-/

    • description: key "meta-/" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer jump last_displayed"

  • weechat.key.meta-0

    • description: key "meta-0" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *10"

  • weechat.key.meta-1

    • description: key "meta-1" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *1"

  • weechat.key.meta-2

    • description: key "meta-2" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *2"

  • weechat.key.meta-3

    • description: key "meta-3" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *3"

  • weechat.key.meta-4

    • description: key "meta-4" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *4"

  • weechat.key.meta-5

    • description: key "meta-5" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *5"

  • weechat.key.meta-6

    • description: key "meta-6" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *6"

  • weechat.key.meta-7

    • description: key "meta-7" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *7"

  • weechat.key.meta-8

    • description: key "meta-8" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *8"

  • weechat.key.meta-9

    • description: key "meta-9" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *9"

  • [[option_weechat.key.meta-<]] weechat.key.meta-<

    • description: key "meta-<" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer jump prev_visited"

  • [[option_weechat.key.meta-=]] weechat.key.meta-=

    • description: key "meta-=" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/filter toggle"

  • [[option_weechat.key.meta→]] weechat.key.meta->

    • description: key "meta->" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer jump next_visited"

  • weechat.key.meta-B

    • description: key "meta-B" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buflist toggle"

  • weechat.key.meta-N

    • description: key "meta-N" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/bar toggle nicklist"

  • weechat.key.meta-R

    • description: key "meta-R" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input delete_input"

  • weechat.key.meta-U

    • description: key "meta-U" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/allbuf /buffer set unread"

  • weechat.key.meta-_

    • description: key "meta-_" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input redo"

  • weechat.key.meta-a

    • description: key "meta-a" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer jump smart"

  • weechat.key.meta-b

    • description: key "meta-b" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input move_previous_word"

  • weechat.key.meta-backspace

    • description: key "meta-backspace" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input delete_previous_word"

  • weechat.key.meta-ctrl-k

    • description: key "meta-ctrl-k" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input delete_end_of_input"

  • weechat.key.meta-ctrl-u

    • description: key "meta-ctrl-u" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input delete_beginning_of_input"

  • weechat.key.meta-d

    • description: key "meta-d" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input delete_next_word"

  • weechat.key.meta-down

    • description: key "meta-down" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer +1"

  • weechat.key.meta-end

    • description: key "meta-end" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/window scroll_bottom"

  • weechat.key.meta-f

    • description: key "meta-f" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input move_next_word"

  • weechat.key.meta-f1

    • description: key "meta-f1" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/bar scroll buflist * b"

  • weechat.key.meta-f11

    • description: key "meta-f11" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/bar scroll nicklist * b"

  • weechat.key.meta-f12

    • description: key "meta-f12" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/bar scroll nicklist * e"

  • weechat.key.meta-f2

    • description: key "meta-f2" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/bar scroll buflist * e"

  • weechat.key.meta-h,meta-R

    • description: key "meta-h,meta-R" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/hotlist restore -all"

  • weechat.key.meta-h,meta-c

    • description: key "meta-h,meta-c" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/hotlist clear"

  • weechat.key.meta-h,meta-m

    • description: key "meta-h,meta-m" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/hotlist remove"

  • weechat.key.meta-h,meta-r

    • description: key "meta-h,meta-r" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/hotlist restore"

  • weechat.key.meta-home

    • description: key "meta-home" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/window scroll_top"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,0,1

    • description: key "meta-j,0,1" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *1"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,0,2

    • description: key "meta-j,0,2" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *2"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,0,3

    • description: key "meta-j,0,3" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *3"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,0,4

    • description: key "meta-j,0,4" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *4"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,0,5

    • description: key "meta-j,0,5" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *5"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,0,6

    • description: key "meta-j,0,6" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *6"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,0,7

    • description: key "meta-j,0,7" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *7"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,0,8

    • description: key "meta-j,0,8" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *8"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,0,9

    • description: key "meta-j,0,9" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *9"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,1,0

    • description: key "meta-j,1,0" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *10"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,1,1

    • description: key "meta-j,1,1" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *11"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,1,2

    • description: key "meta-j,1,2" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *12"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,1,3

    • description: key "meta-j,1,3" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *13"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,1,4

    • description: key "meta-j,1,4" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *14"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,1,5

    • description: key "meta-j,1,5" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *15"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,1,6

    • description: key "meta-j,1,6" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *16"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,1,7

    • description: key "meta-j,1,7" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *17"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,1,8

    • description: key "meta-j,1,8" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *18"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,1,9

    • description: key "meta-j,1,9" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *19"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,2,0

    • description: key "meta-j,2,0" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *20"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,2,1

    • description: key "meta-j,2,1" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *21"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,2,2

    • description: key "meta-j,2,2" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *22"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,2,3

    • description: key "meta-j,2,3" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *23"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,2,4

    • description: key "meta-j,2,4" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *24"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,2,5

    • description: key "meta-j,2,5" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *25"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,2,6

    • description: key "meta-j,2,6" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *26"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,2,7

    • description: key "meta-j,2,7" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *27"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,2,8

    • description: key "meta-j,2,8" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *28"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,2,9

    • description: key "meta-j,2,9" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *29"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,3,0

    • description: key "meta-j,3,0" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *30"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,3,1

    • description: key "meta-j,3,1" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *31"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,3,2

    • description: key "meta-j,3,2" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *32"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,3,3

    • description: key "meta-j,3,3" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *33"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,3,4

    • description: key "meta-j,3,4" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *34"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,3,5

    • description: key "meta-j,3,5" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *35"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,3,6

    • description: key "meta-j,3,6" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *36"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,3,7

    • description: key "meta-j,3,7" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *37"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,3,8

    • description: key "meta-j,3,8" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *38"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,3,9

    • description: key "meta-j,3,9" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *39"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,4,0

    • description: key "meta-j,4,0" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *40"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,4,1

    • description: key "meta-j,4,1" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *41"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,4,2

    • description: key "meta-j,4,2" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *42"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,4,3

    • description: key "meta-j,4,3" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *43"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,4,4

    • description: key "meta-j,4,4" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *44"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,4,5

    • description: key "meta-j,4,5" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *45"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,4,6

    • description: key "meta-j,4,6" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *46"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,4,7

    • description: key "meta-j,4,7" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *47"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,4,8

    • description: key "meta-j,4,8" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *48"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,4,9

    • description: key "meta-j,4,9" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *49"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,5,0

    • description: key "meta-j,5,0" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *50"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,5,1

    • description: key "meta-j,5,1" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *51"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,5,2

    • description: key "meta-j,5,2" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *52"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,5,3

    • description: key "meta-j,5,3" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *53"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,5,4

    • description: key "meta-j,5,4" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *54"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,5,5

    • description: key "meta-j,5,5" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *55"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,5,6

    • description: key "meta-j,5,6" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *56"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,5,7

    • description: key "meta-j,5,7" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *57"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,5,8

    • description: key "meta-j,5,8" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *58"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,5,9

    • description: key "meta-j,5,9" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *59"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,6,0

    • description: key "meta-j,6,0" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *60"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,6,1

    • description: key "meta-j,6,1" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *61"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,6,2

    • description: key "meta-j,6,2" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *62"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,6,3

    • description: key "meta-j,6,3" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *63"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,6,4

    • description: key "meta-j,6,4" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *64"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,6,5

    • description: key "meta-j,6,5" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *65"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,6,6

    • description: key "meta-j,6,6" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *66"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,6,7

    • description: key "meta-j,6,7" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *67"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,6,8

    • description: key "meta-j,6,8" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *68"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,6,9

    • description: key "meta-j,6,9" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *69"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,7,0

    • description: key "meta-j,7,0" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *70"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,7,1

    • description: key "meta-j,7,1" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *71"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,7,2

    • description: key "meta-j,7,2" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *72"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,7,3

    • description: key "meta-j,7,3" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *73"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,7,4

    • description: key "meta-j,7,4" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *74"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,7,5

    • description: key "meta-j,7,5" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *75"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,7,6

    • description: key "meta-j,7,6" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *76"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,7,7

    • description: key "meta-j,7,7" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *77"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,7,8

    • description: key "meta-j,7,8" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *78"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,7,9

    • description: key "meta-j,7,9" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *79"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,8,0

    • description: key "meta-j,8,0" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *80"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,8,1

    • description: key "meta-j,8,1" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *81"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,8,2

    • description: key "meta-j,8,2" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *82"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,8,3

    • description: key "meta-j,8,3" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *83"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,8,4

    • description: key "meta-j,8,4" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *84"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,8,5

    • description: key "meta-j,8,5" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *85"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,8,6

    • description: key "meta-j,8,6" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *86"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,8,7

    • description: key "meta-j,8,7" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *87"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,8,8

    • description: key "meta-j,8,8" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *88"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,8,9

    • description: key "meta-j,8,9" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *89"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,9,0

    • description: key "meta-j,9,0" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *90"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,9,1

    • description: key "meta-j,9,1" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *91"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,9,2

    • description: key "meta-j,9,2" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *92"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,9,3

    • description: key "meta-j,9,3" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *93"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,9,4

    • description: key "meta-j,9,4" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *94"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,9,5

    • description: key "meta-j,9,5" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *95"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,9,6

    • description: key "meta-j,9,6" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *96"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,9,7

    • description: key "meta-j,9,7" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *97"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,9,8

    • description: key "meta-j,9,8" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *98"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,9,9

    • description: key "meta-j,9,9" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer *99"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,meta-f

    • description: key "meta-j,meta-f" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer -"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,meta-l

    • description: key "meta-j,meta-l" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer +"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,meta-r

    • description: key "meta-j,meta-r" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/server raw"

  • weechat.key.meta-j,meta-s

    • description: key "meta-j,meta-s" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/server jump"

  • weechat.key.meta-k

    • description: key "meta-k" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input grab_key_command"

  • weechat.key.meta-l

    • description: key "meta-l" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/window bare"

  • weechat.key.meta-left

    • description: key "meta-left" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer -1"

  • weechat.key.meta-m

    • description: key "meta-m" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/mute mouse toggle"

  • weechat.key.meta-n

    • description: key "meta-n" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/window scroll_next_highlight"

  • weechat.key.meta-p

    • description: key "meta-p" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/window scroll_previous_highlight"

  • weechat.key.meta-pgdn

    • description: key "meta-pgdn" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/window scroll_down"

  • weechat.key.meta-pgup

    • description: key "meta-pgup" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/window scroll_up"

  • weechat.key.meta-r

    • description: key "meta-r" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input delete_line"

  • weechat.key.meta-return

    • description: key "meta-return" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input insert \n"

  • weechat.key.meta-right

    • description: key "meta-right" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer +1"

  • weechat.key.meta-s

    • description: key "meta-s" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/mute spell toggle"

  • weechat.key.meta-u

    • description: key "meta-u" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/window scroll_unread"

  • weechat.key.meta-up

    • description: key "meta-up" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer -1"

  • weechat.key.meta-w,meta-b

    • description: key "meta-w,meta-b" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/window balance"

  • weechat.key.meta-w,meta-down

    • description: key "meta-w,meta-down" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/window down"

  • weechat.key.meta-w,meta-left

    • description: key "meta-w,meta-left" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/window left"

  • weechat.key.meta-w,meta-right

    • description: key "meta-w,meta-right" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/window right"

  • weechat.key.meta-w,meta-s

    • description: key "meta-w,meta-s" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/window swap"

  • weechat.key.meta-w,meta-up

    • description: key "meta-w,meta-up" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/window up"

  • weechat.key.meta-x

    • description: key "meta-x" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/buffer zoom"

  • weechat.key.meta-z

    • description: key "meta-z" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/window zoom"

  • weechat.key.pgdn

    • description: key "pgdn" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/window page_down"

  • weechat.key.pgup

    • description: key "pgup" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/window page_up"

  • weechat.key.return

    • description: key "return" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input return"

  • weechat.key.right

    • description: key "right" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input move_next_char"

  • weechat.key.shift-down

    • description: key "shift-down" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input move_next_line"

  • weechat.key.shift-end

    • description: key "shift-end" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input move_end_of_input"

  • weechat.key.shift-home

    • description: key "shift-home" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input move_beginning_of_input"

  • weechat.key.shift-left

    • description: key "shift-left" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input move_previous_char"

  • weechat.key.shift-right

    • description: key "shift-right" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input move_next_char"

  • weechat.key.shift-tab

    • description: key "shift-tab" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input complete_previous"

  • weechat.key.shift-up

    • description: key "shift-up" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input move_previous_line"

  • weechat.key.tab

    • description: key "tab" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input complete_next"

  • weechat.key.up

    • description: key "up" in context "default"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input history_previous"

  • weechat.key_cursor.@chat:Q

    • description: key "@chat:Q" in context "cursor"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "hsignal:chat_quote_time_prefix_message;/cursor stop"

  • weechat.key_cursor.@chat:l

    • description: key "@chat:l" in context "cursor"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "hsignal:chat_quote_focused_line;/cursor stop"

  • weechat.key_cursor.@chat:m

    • description: key "@chat:m" in context "cursor"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "hsignal:chat_quote_message;/cursor stop"

  • weechat.key_cursor.@chat:q

    • description: key "@chat:q" in context "cursor"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "hsignal:chat_quote_prefix_message;/cursor stop"

  • weechat.key_cursor.@item(buffer_nicklist):K

    • description: key "@item(buffer_nicklist):K" in context "cursor"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/window ${_window_number};/kickban ${nick}"

  • weechat.key_cursor.@item(buffer_nicklist):b

    • description: key "@item(buffer_nicklist):b" in context "cursor"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/window ${_window_number};/ban ${nick}"

  • weechat.key_cursor.@item(buffer_nicklist):k

    • description: key "@item(buffer_nicklist):k" in context "cursor"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/window ${_window_number};/kick ${nick}"

  • weechat.key_cursor.@item(buffer_nicklist):q

    • description: key "@item(buffer_nicklist):q" in context "cursor"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/window ${_window_number};/query ${nick};/cursor stop"

  • weechat.key_cursor.@item(buffer_nicklist):w

    • description: key "@item(buffer_nicklist):w" in context "cursor"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/window ${_window_number};/whois ${nick}"

  • weechat.key_cursor.down

    • description: key "down" in context "cursor"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/cursor move down"

  • weechat.key_cursor.left

    • description: key "left" in context "cursor"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/cursor move left"

  • weechat.key_cursor.meta-down

    • description: key "meta-down" in context "cursor"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/cursor move edge_bottom"

  • weechat.key_cursor.meta-end

    • description: key "meta-end" in context "cursor"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/cursor move bottom_right"

  • weechat.key_cursor.meta-home

    • description: key "meta-home" in context "cursor"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/cursor move top_left"

  • weechat.key_cursor.meta-left

    • description: key "meta-left" in context "cursor"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/cursor move edge_left"

  • weechat.key_cursor.meta-right

    • description: key "meta-right" in context "cursor"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/cursor move edge_right"

  • weechat.key_cursor.meta-shift-down

    • description: key "meta-shift-down" in context "cursor"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/cursor move area_down"

  • weechat.key_cursor.meta-shift-left

    • description: key "meta-shift-left" in context "cursor"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/cursor move area_left"

  • weechat.key_cursor.meta-shift-right

    • description: key "meta-shift-right" in context "cursor"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/cursor move area_right"

  • weechat.key_cursor.meta-shift-up

    • description: key "meta-shift-up" in context "cursor"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/cursor move area_up"

  • weechat.key_cursor.meta-up

    • description: key "meta-up" in context "cursor"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/cursor move edge_top"

  • weechat.key_cursor.return

    • description: key "return" in context "cursor"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/cursor stop"

  • weechat.key_cursor.right

    • description: key "right" in context "cursor"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/cursor move right"

  • weechat.key_cursor.up

    • description: key "up" in context "cursor"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/cursor move up"

  • weechat.key_histsearch.ctrl-o

    • description: key "ctrl-o" in context "histsearch"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input history_use_get_next"

  • weechat.key_histsearch.ctrl-q

    • description: key "ctrl-q" in context "histsearch"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input search_stop"

  • weechat.key_histsearch.ctrl-r

    • description: key "ctrl-r" in context "histsearch"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input search_previous"

  • weechat.key_histsearch.ctrl-s

    • description: key "ctrl-s" in context "histsearch"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input search_next"

  • weechat.key_histsearch.ctrl-x

    • description: key "ctrl-x" in context "histsearch"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input search_switch_regex"

  • weechat.key_histsearch.down

    • description: key "down" in context "histsearch"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input search_next"

  • weechat.key_histsearch.meta-c

    • description: key "meta-c" in context "histsearch"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input search_switch_case"

  • weechat.key_histsearch.return

    • description: key "return" in context "histsearch"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input search_stop_here"

  • weechat.key_histsearch.tab

    • description: key "tab" in context "histsearch"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input search_switch_where"

  • weechat.key_histsearch.up

    • description: key "up" in context "histsearch"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input search_previous"

  • weechat.key_mouse.@*:button3

    • description: key "@*:button3" in context "mouse"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/cursor go ${_x},${_y}"

  • weechat.key_mouse.@bar(buflist):ctrl-wheeldown

    • description: key "@bar(buflist):ctrl-wheeldown" in context "mouse"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "hsignal:buflist_mouse"

  • weechat.key_mouse.@bar(buflist):ctrl-wheelup

    • description: key "@bar(buflist):ctrl-wheelup" in context "mouse"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "hsignal:buflist_mouse"

  • weechat.key_mouse.@bar(input):button2

    • description: key "@bar(input):button2" in context "mouse"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input grab_mouse_area"

  • weechat.key_mouse.@bar(nicklist):button1-gesture-down

    • description: key "@bar(nicklist):button1-gesture-down" in context "mouse"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/bar scroll nicklist ${_window_number} +100%"

  • weechat.key_mouse.@bar(nicklist):button1-gesture-down-long

    • description: key "@bar(nicklist):button1-gesture-down-long" in context "mouse"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/bar scroll nicklist ${_window_number} e"

  • weechat.key_mouse.@bar(nicklist):button1-gesture-up

    • description: key "@bar(nicklist):button1-gesture-up" in context "mouse"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/bar scroll nicklist ${_window_number} -100%"

  • weechat.key_mouse.@bar(nicklist):button1-gesture-up-long

    • description: key "@bar(nicklist):button1-gesture-up-long" in context "mouse"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/bar scroll nicklist ${_window_number} b"

  • weechat.key_mouse.@bar:wheeldown

    • description: key "@bar:wheeldown" in context "mouse"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/bar scroll ${_bar_name} ${_window_number} +20%"

  • weechat.key_mouse.@bar:wheelup

    • description: key "@bar:wheelup" in context "mouse"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/bar scroll ${_bar_name} ${_window_number} -20%"

  • weechat.key_mouse.@chat(fset.fset):button1

    • description: key "@chat(fset.fset):button1" in context "mouse"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/window ${_window_number};/fset -go ${fset_option_index}"

  • weechat.key_mouse.@chat(fset.fset):button2*

    • description: key "@chat(fset.fset):button2*" in context "mouse"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "hsignal:fset_mouse"

  • weechat.key_mouse.@chat(fset.fset):wheeldown

    • description: key "@chat(fset.fset):wheeldown" in context "mouse"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/fset -down 5"

  • weechat.key_mouse.@chat(fset.fset):wheelup

    • description: key "@chat(fset.fset):wheelup" in context "mouse"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/fset -up 5"

  • weechat.key_mouse.@chat(irc.list_*):button1

    • description: key "@chat(irc.list_*):button1" in context "mouse"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/window ${_window_number};/list -go ${_chat_line_y}"

  • weechat.key_mouse.@chat(irc.list_*):button2*

    • description: key "@chat(irc.list_*):button2*" in context "mouse"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "hsignal:irc_list_mouse"

  • weechat.key_mouse.@chat(irc.list_*):wheeldown

    • description: key "@chat(irc.list_*):wheeldown" in context "mouse"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/list -down 5"

  • weechat.key_mouse.@chat(irc.list_*):wheelup

    • description: key "@chat(irc.list_*):wheelup" in context "mouse"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/list -up 5"

  • weechat.key_mouse.@chat(script.scripts):button1

    • description: key "@chat(script.scripts):button1" in context "mouse"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/window ${_window_number};/script -go ${_chat_line_y}"

  • weechat.key_mouse.@chat(script.scripts):button2

    • description: key "@chat(script.scripts):button2" in context "mouse"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/window ${_window_number};/script -go ${_chat_line_y};/script installremove -q ${script_name_with_extension}"

  • weechat.key_mouse.@chat(script.scripts):wheeldown

    • description: key "@chat(script.scripts):wheeldown" in context "mouse"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/script -down 5"

  • weechat.key_mouse.@chat(script.scripts):wheelup

    • description: key "@chat(script.scripts):wheelup" in context "mouse"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/script -up 5"

  • weechat.key_mouse.@chat:button1

    • description: key "@chat:button1" in context "mouse"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/window ${_window_number}"

  • weechat.key_mouse.@chat:button1-gesture-left

    • description: key "@chat:button1-gesture-left" in context "mouse"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/window ${_window_number};/buffer -1"

  • weechat.key_mouse.@chat:button1-gesture-left-long

    • description: key "@chat:button1-gesture-left-long" in context "mouse"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/window ${_window_number};/buffer 1"

  • weechat.key_mouse.@chat:button1-gesture-right

    • description: key "@chat:button1-gesture-right" in context "mouse"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/window ${_window_number};/buffer +1"

  • weechat.key_mouse.@chat:button1-gesture-right-long

    • description: key "@chat:button1-gesture-right-long" in context "mouse"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/window ${_window_number};/buffer +"

  • weechat.key_mouse.@chat:ctrl-wheeldown

    • description: key "@chat:ctrl-wheeldown" in context "mouse"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/window scroll_horiz -window ${_window_number} +10%"

  • weechat.key_mouse.@chat:ctrl-wheelup

    • description: key "@chat:ctrl-wheelup" in context "mouse"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/window scroll_horiz -window ${_window_number} -10%"

  • weechat.key_mouse.@chat:wheeldown

    • description: key "@chat:wheeldown" in context "mouse"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/window scroll_down -window ${_window_number}"

  • weechat.key_mouse.@chat:wheelup

    • description: key "@chat:wheelup" in context "mouse"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/window scroll_up -window ${_window_number}"

  • weechat.key_mouse.@item(buffer_nicklist):button1

    • description: key "@item(buffer_nicklist):button1" in context "mouse"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/window ${_window_number};/query ${nick}"

  • weechat.key_mouse.@item(buffer_nicklist):button1-gesture-left

    • description: key "@item(buffer_nicklist):button1-gesture-left" in context "mouse"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/window ${_window_number};/kick ${nick}"

  • weechat.key_mouse.@item(buffer_nicklist):button1-gesture-left-long

    • description: key "@item(buffer_nicklist):button1-gesture-left-long" in context "mouse"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/window ${_window_number};/kickban ${nick}"

  • weechat.key_mouse.@item(buffer_nicklist):button2

    • description: key "@item(buffer_nicklist):button2" in context "mouse"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/window ${_window_number};/whois ${nick}"

  • weechat.key_mouse.@item(buffer_nicklist):button2-gesture-left

    • description: key "@item(buffer_nicklist):button2-gesture-left" in context "mouse"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/window ${_window_number};/ban ${nick}"

  • weechat.key_mouse.@item(buflist):button1*

    • description: key "@item(buflist):button1*" in context "mouse"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "hsignal:buflist_mouse"

  • weechat.key_mouse.@item(buflist):button2*

    • description: key "@item(buflist):button2*" in context "mouse"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "hsignal:buflist_mouse"

  • weechat.key_mouse.@item(buflist2):button1*

    • description: key "@item(buflist2):button1*" in context "mouse"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "hsignal:buflist_mouse"

  • weechat.key_mouse.@item(buflist2):button2*

    • description: key "@item(buflist2):button2*" in context "mouse"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "hsignal:buflist_mouse"

  • weechat.key_mouse.@item(buflist3):button1*

    • description: key "@item(buflist3):button1*" in context "mouse"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "hsignal:buflist_mouse"

  • weechat.key_mouse.@item(buflist3):button2*

    • description: key "@item(buflist3):button2*" in context "mouse"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "hsignal:buflist_mouse"

  • weechat.key_mouse.@item(buflist4):button1*

    • description: key "@item(buflist4):button1*" in context "mouse"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "hsignal:buflist_mouse"

  • weechat.key_mouse.@item(buflist4):button2*

    • description: key "@item(buflist4):button2*" in context "mouse"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "hsignal:buflist_mouse"

  • weechat.key_mouse.@item(buflist5):button1*

    • description: key "@item(buflist5):button1*" in context "mouse"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "hsignal:buflist_mouse"

  • weechat.key_mouse.@item(buflist5):button2*

    • description: key "@item(buflist5):button2*" in context "mouse"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "hsignal:buflist_mouse"

  • weechat.key_search.ctrl-q

    • description: key "ctrl-q" in context "search"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input search_stop"

  • weechat.key_search.ctrl-r

    • description: key "ctrl-r" in context "search"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input search_previous"

  • weechat.key_search.ctrl-s

    • description: key "ctrl-s" in context "search"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input search_next"

  • weechat.key_search.ctrl-x

    • description: key "ctrl-x" in context "search"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input search_switch_regex"

  • weechat.key_search.down

    • description: key "down" in context "search"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input search_next"

  • weechat.key_search.meta-c

    • description: key "meta-c" in context "search"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input search_switch_case"

  • weechat.key_search.return

    • description: key "return" in context "search"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input search_stop_here"

  • weechat.key_search.tab

    • description: key "tab" in context "search"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input search_switch_where"

  • weechat.key_search.up

    • description: key "up" in context "search"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/input search_previous"

  • weechat.look.align_end_of_lines

    • description: alignment for end of lines (all lines after the first): they are starting under this data (time, buffer, prefix, suffix, message (default))

    • type: enum

    • values: time, buffer, prefix, suffix, message

    • default value: message

  • weechat.look.align_multiline_words

    • description: alignment for multiline words according to option weechat.look.align_end_of_lines; if disabled, the multiline words will not be aligned, which can be useful to not break long URLs

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • weechat.look.bar_more_down

    • description: string displayed when bar can be scrolled down (for bars with filling different from "horizontal")

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "++"

  • weechat.look.bar_more_left

    • description: string displayed when bar can be scrolled to the left (for bars with filling "horizontal")

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "<<"

  • weechat.look.bar_more_right

    • description: string displayed when bar can be scrolled to the right (for bars with filling "horizontal")

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ">>"

  • weechat.look.bar_more_up

    • description: string displayed when bar can be scrolled up (for bars with filling different from "horizontal")

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "--"

  • weechat.look.bare_display_exit_on_input

    • description: exit the bare display mode on any changes in input

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • weechat.look.bare_display_time_format

    • description: time format in bare display mode (see API man strftime for date/time specifiers, extra specifiers are supported, see function util_strftimeval in Plugin API reference)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "%H:%M"

  • weechat.look.buffer_auto_renumber

    • description: automatically renumber buffers to have only consecutive numbers and start with number 1; if disabled, gaps between buffer numbers are allowed and the first buffer can have a number greater than 1

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • weechat.look.buffer_notify_default

    • description: default notify level for buffers (used to tell WeeChat if buffer must be displayed in hotlist or not, according to importance of message): all=all messages (default), message=messages+highlights, highlight=highlights only, none=never display in hotlist

    • type: enum

    • values: none, highlight, message, all

    • default value: all

  • weechat.look.buffer_position

    • description: position of a new buffer: end = after the end of list (number = last number + 1) (default), first_gap = at first available number in the list (after the end of list if no number is available); this option is used only if the buffer has no layout number

    • type: enum

    • values: end, first_gap

    • default value: end

  • weechat.look.buffer_search_case_sensitive

    • description: default text search in buffer: case sensitive or not

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • weechat.look.buffer_search_force_default

    • description: force default values for text search in buffer (instead of using values from last search in buffer)

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • weechat.look.buffer_search_history

    • description: default text search command line history: local (buffer) or global history

    • type: enum

    • values: local, global

    • default value: local

  • weechat.look.buffer_search_regex

    • description: default text search in buffer: if enabled, search POSIX extended regular expression, otherwise search simple string

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • weechat.look.buffer_search_where

    • description: default text search in buffer: in message, prefix, prefix and message

    • type: enum

    • values: prefix, message, prefix_message

    • default value: prefix_message

  • weechat.look.buffer_time_format

    • description: time format for each line displayed in buffers (see man strftime for date/time specifiers, extra specifiers are supported, see function util_strftimeval in Plugin API reference) (note: content is evaluated, so you can use colors with format "${color:xxx}", see /help eval); for example time using grayscale: "${color:252}%H${color:243}%M${color:237}%S", the same with milliseconds: "${color:252}%H${color:243}%M${color:237}%S.%.3"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "%H:%M:%S"

  • weechat.look.buffer_time_same

    • description: time displayed for a message with same time as previous message: use a space " " to hide time, another string to display this string instead of time, or an empty string to disable feature (display time) (note: content is evaluated, so you can use colors with format "${color:xxx}", see /help eval)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

  • weechat.look.chat_space_right

    • description: keep a space on the right side of chat area if there is a bar displayed on the right (for both text and read marker)

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • weechat.look.color_basic_force_bold

    • description: force "bold" attribute for light colors and "darkgray" in basic colors (this option is disabled by default: bold is used only if terminal has less than 16 colors)

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • weechat.look.color_inactive_buffer

    • description: use a different color for lines in inactive buffer (when line is from a merged buffer not selected)

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • weechat.look.color_inactive_message

    • description: use a different color for inactive message (when window is not current window, or if line is from a merged buffer not selected)

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • weechat.look.color_inactive_prefix

    • description: use a different color for inactive prefix (when window is not current window, or if line is from a merged buffer not selected)

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • weechat.look.color_inactive_prefix_buffer

    • description: use a different color for inactive buffer name in prefix (when window is not current window, or if line is from a merged buffer not selected)

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • weechat.look.color_inactive_time

    • description: use a different color for inactive time (when window is not current window, or if line is from a merged buffer not selected)

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • weechat.look.color_inactive_window

    • description: use a different color for lines in inactive window (when window is not current window)

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • weechat.look.color_nick_offline

    • description: use a different color for offline nicks (not in nicklist any more)

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • weechat.look.color_pairs_auto_reset

    • description: automatically reset table of color pairs when number of available pairs is lower or equal to this number (-1 = disable automatic reset, and then a manual "/color reset" is needed when table is full)

    • type: integer

    • values: -1 .. 256

    • default value: 5

  • weechat.look.color_real_white

    • description: if set, uses real white color, disabled by default for terms with white background (if you never use white background, you should turn on this option to see real white instead of default term foreground color)

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • weechat.look.command_chars

    • description: chars used to determine if input string is a command or not: input must start with one of these chars; the slash ("/") is always considered as command prefix (example: ".$")

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

  • weechat.look.command_incomplete

    • description: if set, incomplete and unambiguous commands are allowed, for example /he for /help

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • weechat.look.confirm_quit

    • description: if set, /quit command must be confirmed with extra argument "-yes" (see /help quit)

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • weechat.look.confirm_upgrade

    • description: if set, /upgrade command must be confirmed with extra argument "-yes" (see /help upgrade)

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • weechat.look.day_change

    • description: display special message when day changes

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • weechat.look.day_change_message_1date

    • description: message displayed when the day has changed, with one date displayed (for example at beginning of buffer) (see man strftime for date/time specifiers) (note: content is evaluated, so you can use colors with format "${color:xxx}", see /help eval)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "-- %a, %d %b %Y --"

  • weechat.look.day_change_message_2dates

    • description: message displayed when the day has changed, with two dates displayed (between two messages); the second date specifiers must start with two "%" because strftime is called two times on this string (see man strftime for date/time specifiers) (note: content is evaluated, so you can use colors with format "${color:xxx}", see /help eval)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "-- %%a, %%d %%b %%Y (%a, %d %b %Y) --"

  • weechat.look.eat_newline_glitch

    • description: if set, the eat_newline_glitch will be set to 0; this is used to not add new line char at end of each line, and then not break text when you copy/paste text from WeeChat to another application (this option is disabled by default because it can cause serious display bugs)

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • weechat.look.emphasized_attributes

    • description: attributes for emphasized text: one or more attribute chars ("%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline); if the string is empty, the colors weechat.color.emphasized* are used

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

  • weechat.look.highlight

    • description: comma separated list of words to highlight; case insensitive comparison (use "(?-i)" at beginning of words to make them case sensitive), words may begin or end with "*" for partial match; example: "test,(?-i)*toto*,flash*"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

  • weechat.look.highlight_disable_regex

    • description: POSIX extended regular expression used to prevent any highlight from a message: this option has higher priority over other highlight options (if the string is found in the message, the highlight is disabled and the other options are ignored), regular expression is case insensitive (use "(?-i)" at beginning to make it case sensitive), examples: "", "(?-i)"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

  • weechat.look.highlight_regex

    • description: POSIX extended regular expression used to check if a message has highlight or not, at least one match in string must be surrounded by delimiters (chars different from: alphanumeric, "-", "_" and "|"), regular expression is case insensitive (use "(?-i)" at beginning to make it case sensitive), examples: "flashcode|flashy", "(?-i)FlashCode|flashy"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

  • weechat.look.highlight_tags

    • description: comma separated list of tags to highlight; case insensitive comparison; wildcard "*" is allowed in each tag; many tags can be separated by "+" to make a logical "and" between tags; examples: "nick_flashcode" for messages from nick "FlashCode", "irc_notice+nick_toto*" for notices from a nick starting with "toto"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

  • weechat.look.hotlist_add_conditions

    • description: conditions to add a buffer in hotlist (if notify level is OK for the buffer); you can use in these conditions: "window" (current window pointer), "buffer" (buffer pointer to add in hotlist), "priority" (0 = low, 1 = message, 2 = private, 3 = highlight); by default a buffer is added to hotlist if you are away, or if the buffer is not visible on screen (not displayed in any window), or if at least one relay client is connected via the weechat protocol

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "${away} || ${buffer.num_displayed} == 0 || ${info:relay_client_count,weechat,connected} > 0"

  • weechat.look.hotlist_buffer_separator

    • description: string displayed between buffers in hotlist

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ", "

  • weechat.look.hotlist_count_max

    • description: max number of messages count to display in hotlist for a buffer: 0 = never display messages count, other number = display max N messages count (from the highest to lowest priority)

    • type: integer

    • values: 0 .. 4

    • default value: 2

  • weechat.look.hotlist_count_min_msg

    • description: display messages count if number of messages is greater or equal to this value

    • type: integer

    • values: 1 .. 100

    • default value: 2

  • weechat.look.hotlist_names_count

    • description: max number of names in hotlist (0 = no name displayed, only buffer numbers)

    • type: integer

    • values: 0 .. 10000

    • default value: 3

  • weechat.look.hotlist_names_length

    • description: max length of names in hotlist (0 = no limit)

    • type: integer

    • values: 0 .. 32

    • default value: 0

  • weechat.look.hotlist_names_level

    • description: level for displaying names in hotlist (combination of: 1=join/part, 2=message, 4=private, 8=highlight, for example: 12=private+highlight)

    • type: integer

    • values: 1 .. 15

    • default value: 12

  • weechat.look.hotlist_names_merged_buffers

    • description: if set, force display of names in hotlist for merged buffers

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • weechat.look.hotlist_prefix

    • description: text displayed at the beginning of the hotlist

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "H: "

  • weechat.look.hotlist_remove

    • description: remove buffers in hotlist: buffer = remove buffer by buffer, merged = remove all visible merged buffers at once

    • type: enum

    • values: buffer, merged

    • default value: merged

  • weechat.look.hotlist_short_names

    • description: if set, uses short names to display buffer names in hotlist (start after first "." in name)

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • weechat.look.hotlist_sort

    • description: sort of hotlist: group_time_*: group by notify level (highlights first) then sort by time, group_number_*: group by notify level (highlights first) then sort by number, number_*: sort by number; asc = ascending sort, desc = descending sort

    • type: enum

    • values: group_time_asc, group_time_desc, group_number_asc, group_number_desc, number_asc, number_desc

    • default value: group_time_asc

  • weechat.look.hotlist_suffix

    • description: text displayed at the end of the hotlist

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

  • weechat.look.hotlist_unique_numbers

    • description: keep only unique numbers in hotlist (this applies only on hotlist items where name is NOT displayed after number)

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • weechat.look.hotlist_update_on_buffer_switch

    • description: update the hotlist when switching buffers

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • weechat.look.input_cursor_scroll

    • description: number of chars displayed after end of input line when scrolling to display end of line

    • type: integer

    • values: 0 .. 100

    • default value: 20

  • weechat.look.input_multiline_lead_linebreak

    • description: start the input text on a new line when the input contains multiple lines, so that the start of the lines align

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • weechat.look.input_share

    • description: share commands, text, or both in input for all buffers (there is still local history for each buffer)

    • type: enum

    • values: none, commands, text, all

    • default value: none

  • weechat.look.input_share_overwrite

    • description: if set and input is shared, always overwrite input in target buffer

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • weechat.look.input_undo_max

    • description: max number of "undo" for command line, by buffer (0 = undo disabled)

    • type: integer

    • values: 0 .. 65535

    • default value: 32

  • weechat.look.item_away_message

    • description: display server away message in away bar item

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • weechat.look.item_buffer_filter

    • description: string used to show that some lines are filtered in current buffer (bar item "buffer_filter")

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "*"

  • weechat.look.item_buffer_zoom

    • description: string used to show zoom on merged buffer (bar item "buffer_zoom")

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "!"

  • weechat.look.item_mouse_status

    • description: string used to show if mouse is enabled (bar item "mouse_status")

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "M"

  • weechat.look.item_time_format

    • description: time format for "time" bar item (see man strftime for date/time specifiers) (note: content is evaluated, so you can use colors with format "${color:xxx}", see /help eval)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "%H:%M"

  • weechat.look.jump_current_to_previous_buffer

    • description: jump to previous buffer displayed when jumping to current buffer number with /buffer *N (where N is a buffer number), to easily switch to another buffer, then come back to current buffer

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • weechat.look.jump_previous_buffer_when_closing

    • description: jump to previously visited buffer when closing a buffer (if disabled, then jump to buffer number - 1)

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • weechat.look.jump_smart_back_to_buffer

    • description: jump back to initial buffer after reaching end of hotlist

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • weechat.look.key_bind_safe

    • description: allow only binding of "safe" keys (beginning with a ctrl or meta code)

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • weechat.look.key_grab_delay

    • description: default delay (in milliseconds) to grab a key (using default key alt-k); this delay can be overridden in the /input command (see /help input)

    • type: integer

    • values: 1 .. 10000

    • default value: 800

  • weechat.look.mouse

    • description: enable mouse support

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • weechat.look.mouse_timer_delay

    • description: delay (in milliseconds) to grab a mouse event: WeeChat will wait this delay before processing event

    • type: integer

    • values: 1 .. 10000

    • default value: 100

  • weechat.look.nick_color_force

    • description: force color for some nicks: hash computed with nickname to find color will not be used for these nicks (format is: "nick1:color1;nick2:color2"); look up for nicks is with exact case then lower case, so it's possible to use only lower case for nicks in this option; color can include background with the format "text,background", for example "yellow,red"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

  • weechat.look.nick_color_hash

    • description: hash algorithm used to find the color for a nick: djb2 = variant of djb2 (position of letters matters: anagrams of a nick have different color), djb2_32 = variant of djb2 using 32-bit instead of 64-bit integer, sum = sum of letters, sum_32 = sum of letters using 32-bit instead of 64-bit integer

    • type: enum

    • values: djb2, sum, djb2_32, sum_32

    • default value: djb2

  • weechat.look.nick_color_hash_salt

    • description: salt for the hash algorithm used to find nick colors (the nickname is appended to this salt and the hash algorithm operates on this string); modifying this shuffles nick colors

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

  • weechat.look.nick_color_stop_chars

    • description: chars used to stop in nick when computing color with letters of nick (at least one char outside this list must be in string before stopping) (example: nick "|nick|away" with "|" in chars will return color of nick "|nick"); this option has an impact on option weechat.look.nick_color_force, so the nick for the forced color must not contain the chars ignored by this option

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "_|["

  • weechat.look.nick_prefix

    • description: text to display before nick in prefix of message, example: "<"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

  • weechat.look.nick_suffix

    • description: text to display after nick in prefix of message, example: ">"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

  • weechat.look.paste_bracketed

    • description: enable terminal "bracketed paste mode" (not supported in all terminals/multiplexers): in this mode, pasted text is bracketed with control sequences so that WeeChat can differentiate pasted text from typed-in text ("ESC[200~", followed by the pasted text, followed by "ESC[201~")

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • weechat.look.paste_bracketed_timer_delay

    • description: force end of bracketed paste after this delay (in seconds) if the control sequence for end of bracketed paste ("ESC[201~") was not received in time

    • type: integer

    • values: 1 .. 60

    • default value: 10

  • weechat.look.paste_max_lines

    • description: max number of lines for paste without asking user (-1 = disable this feature); this option is used only if the bar item "input_paste" is used in at least one bar (by default it is used in "input" bar)

    • type: integer

    • values: -1 .. 2147483647

    • default value: 100

  • weechat.look.prefix_action

    • description: prefix for action messages (note: content is evaluated, so you can use colors with format "${color:xxx}", see /help eval)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: " *"

  • weechat.look.prefix_align

    • description: prefix alignment (none, left, right (default))

    • type: enum

    • values: none, left, right

    • default value: right

  • weechat.look.prefix_align_max

    • description: max size for prefix (0 = no max size)

    • type: integer

    • values: 0 .. 128

    • default value: 0

  • weechat.look.prefix_align_min

    • description: min size for prefix

    • type: integer

    • values: 0 .. 128

    • default value: 0

  • weechat.look.prefix_align_more

    • description: char to display if prefix is truncated (must be exactly one char on screen)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "+"

  • weechat.look.prefix_align_more_after

    • description: display the truncature char (by default "+") after the text (by replacing the space that should be displayed here); if disabled, the truncature char replaces last char of text

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • weechat.look.prefix_buffer_align

    • description: prefix alignment for buffer name, when many buffers are merged with same number (none, left, right (default))

    • type: enum

    • values: none, left, right

    • default value: right

  • weechat.look.prefix_buffer_align_max

    • description: max size for buffer name, when many buffers are merged with same number (0 = no max size)

    • type: integer

    • values: 0 .. 128

    • default value: 0

  • weechat.look.prefix_buffer_align_more

    • description: char to display if buffer name is truncated (when many buffers are merged with same number) (must be exactly one char on screen)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "+"

  • weechat.look.prefix_buffer_align_more_after

    • description: display the truncature char (by default "+") after the text (by replacing the space that should be displayed here); if disabled, the truncature char replaces last char of text

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • weechat.look.prefix_error

    • description: prefix for error messages (note: content is evaluated, so you can use colors with format "${color:xxx}", see /help eval)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "=!="

  • weechat.look.prefix_join

    • description: prefix for join messages (note: content is evaluated, so you can use colors with format "${color:xxx}", see /help eval)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "-->"

  • weechat.look.prefix_network

    • description: prefix for network messages (note: content is evaluated, so you can use colors with format "${color:xxx}", see /help eval)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "--"

  • weechat.look.prefix_quit

    • description: prefix for quit messages (note: content is evaluated, so you can use colors with format "${color:xxx}", see /help eval)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "<--"

  • weechat.look.prefix_same_nick

    • description: prefix displayed for a message with same nick as previous but not next message: use a space " " to hide prefix, another string to display this string instead of prefix, or an empty string to disable feature (display prefix)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

  • weechat.look.prefix_same_nick_middle

    • description: prefix displayed for a message with same nick as previous and next message: use a space " " to hide prefix, another string to display this string instead of prefix, or an empty string to disable feature (display prefix)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

  • weechat.look.prefix_suffix

    • description: string displayed after prefix

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "│"

  • weechat.look.quote_nick_prefix

    • description: text to display before nick when quoting a message (see /help cursor)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "<"

  • weechat.look.quote_nick_suffix

    • description: text to display after nick when quoting a message (see /help cursor)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ">"

  • weechat.look.quote_time_format

    • description: time format when quoting a message (see /help cursor) (see man strftime for date/time specifiers, extra specifiers are supported, see function util_strftimeval in Plugin API reference)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "%H:%M:%S"

  • weechat.look.read_marker

    • description: use a marker (line or char) on buffers to show first unread line

    • type: enum

    • values: none, line, char

    • default value: line

  • weechat.look.read_marker_always_show

    • description: always show read marker, even if it is after last buffer line

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • weechat.look.read_marker_string

    • description: string used to draw read marker line (string is repeated until end of line)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "- "

  • weechat.look.read_marker_update_on_buffer_switch

    • description: update the read marker when switching buffers

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • weechat.look.save_config_on_exit

    • description: save configuration file on exit

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • weechat.look.save_config_with_fsync

    • description: use fsync to synchronize the configuration file with the storage device (see man fsync); this is slower but should prevent any data loss in case of power failure during the save of configuration file

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • weechat.look.save_layout_on_exit

    • description: save layout on exit (buffers, windows, or both)

    • type: enum

    • values: none, buffers, windows, all

    • default value: none

  • weechat.look.scroll_amount

    • description: how many lines to scroll by with scroll_up and scroll_down

    • type: integer

    • values: 1 .. 2147483647

    • default value: 3

  • weechat.look.scroll_bottom_after_switch

    • description: scroll to bottom of window after switch to another buffer (do not remember scroll position in windows); the scroll is done only for buffers with formatted content (not free content)

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • weechat.look.scroll_page_percent

    • description: percent of screen to scroll when scrolling one page up or down (for example 100 means one page, 50 half-page)

    • type: integer

    • values: 1 .. 100

    • default value: 100

  • weechat.look.search_text_not_found_alert

    • description: alert user when text sought is not found in buffer

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • weechat.look.separator_horizontal

    • description: char used to draw horizontal separators around bars and windows (empty value will draw a real line with ncurses, but may cause bugs with URL selection under some terminals); width on screen must be exactly one char

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "-"

  • weechat.look.separator_vertical

    • description: char used to draw vertical separators around bars and windows (empty value will draw a real line with ncurses); width on screen must be exactly one char

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

  • weechat.look.tab_width

    • description: number of spaces used to display tabs in messages

    • type: integer

    • values: 1 .. 64

    • default value: 1

  • weechat.look.time_format

    • description: time format for dates converted to strings and displayed in messages (see man strftime for date/time specifiers)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "%a, %d %b %Y %T"

  • weechat.look.window_auto_zoom

    • description: automatically zoom on current window if the terminal becomes too small to display all windows (use alt-z to unzoom windows when the terminal is big enough)

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • weechat.look.window_separator_horizontal

    • description: display an horizontal separator between windows

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • weechat.look.window_separator_vertical

    • description: display a vertical separator between windows

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • weechat.look.window_title

    • description: title for window (terminal for Curses GUI), set on startup; an empty string will keep title unchanged (note: content is evaluated, see /help eval); example: "WeeChat ${info:version}"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

  • weechat.look.word_chars_highlight

    • description: comma-separated list of chars (or range of chars) that are considered part of words for highlights; each item can be a single char, a range of chars (format: a-z), a class of wide character (for example "alnum", see man wctype); a "!" before the item makes it negative (ie the char is NOT considered part of words); the value "*" matches any char; unicode chars are allowed with the format \u1234, for example \u00A0 for unbreakable space (see /help print for supported formats)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "!\u00A0,-,_,|,alnum"

  • weechat.look.word_chars_input

    • description: comma-separated list of chars (or range of chars) that are considered part of words for command line; each item can be a single char, a range of chars (format: a-z), a class of wide character (for example "alnum", see man wctype); a "!" before the item makes it negative (ie the char is NOT considered part of words); the value "*" matches any char; unicode chars are allowed with the format \u1234, for example \u00A0 for unbreakable space (see /help print for supported formats)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "!\u00A0,-,_,|,alnum"

  • weechat.network.connection_timeout

    • description: timeout (in seconds) for connection to a remote host (made in a child process)

    • type: integer

    • values: 1 .. 2147483647

    • default value: 60

  • weechat.network.gnutls_ca_system

    • description: load system's default trusted certificate authorities on startup; this can be turned off to save some memory only if you are not using TLS connections at all

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • weechat.network.gnutls_ca_user

    • description: extra file(s) with certificate authorities; multiple files must be separated by colons (each path is evaluated, see function string_eval_path_home in plugin API reference)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

  • weechat.network.gnutls_handshake_timeout

    • description: timeout (in seconds) for gnutls handshake

    • type: integer

    • values: 1 .. 2147483647

    • default value: 30

  • weechat.network.proxy_curl

    • description: name of proxy used for download of URLs with Curl (used to download list of scripts and in scripts calling function hook_process); the proxy must be defined with command /proxy

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

  • weechat.plugin.autoload

    • description: comma separated list of plugins to load automatically at startup, "*" means all plugins found, a name beginning with "!" is a negative value to prevent a plugin from being loaded, wildcard "*" is allowed in names (examples: "*" or "*,!lua,!tcl")

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "*"

  • weechat.plugin.extension

    • description: comma separated list of file name extensions for plugins

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ".so,.dll"

  • weechat.plugin.path

    • description: path for searching plugins (path is evaluated, see function string_eval_path_home in plugin API reference)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "${weechat_data_dir}/plugins"

  • weechat.plugin.save_config_on_unload

    • description: save configuration files when unloading plugins

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • weechat.signal.sighup

    • description: command to execute when the signal is received, multiple commands can be separated by semicolons (note: commands are evaluated, see /help eval)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "${if:${info:weechat_headless}?/reload:/quit -yes}"

  • weechat.signal.sigquit

    • description: command to execute when the signal is received, multiple commands can be separated by semicolons (note: commands are evaluated, see /help eval)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/quit -yes"

  • weechat.signal.sigterm

    • description: command to execute when the signal is received, multiple commands can be separated by semicolons (note: commands are evaluated, see /help eval)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "/quit -yes"

  • weechat.signal.sigusr1

    • description: command to execute when the signal is received, multiple commands can be separated by semicolons (note: commands are evaluated, see /help eval)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

  • weechat.signal.sigusr2

    • description: command to execute when the signal is received, multiple commands can be separated by semicolons (note: commands are evaluated, see /help eval)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

  • weechat.startup.command_after_plugins

    • description: command executed when WeeChat starts, after loading plugins; multiple commands can be separated by semicolons (note: commands are evaluated, see /help eval)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

  • weechat.startup.command_before_plugins

    • description: command executed when WeeChat starts, before loading plugins; multiple commands can be separated by semicolons (note: commands are evaluated, see /help eval)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

  • weechat.startup.display_logo

    • description: display WeeChat logo at startup

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • weechat.startup.display_version

    • description: display WeeChat version at startup

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • weechat.startup.sys_rlimit

    • description: set resource limits for WeeChat process, format is: "res1:limit1,res2:limit2"; resource name is the end of constant (RLIMIT_XXX) in lower case (see man setrlimit for values); limit -1 means "unlimited"; example: set unlimited size for core file and max 1GB of virtual memory: "core:-1,as:1000000000"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

8. IRC

The IRC plugin is designed to chat through IRC protocol with other people.

It is multi-servers, and offers all supported IRC commands including DCC chat and file transfer (via xfer plugin, see Xfer plugin).

8.1. Command line options

It is possible to give URL for one or many IRC servers, as follow:

irc[6][s]://[nick[:password]@]irc.example.org[:port][/channel][,channel[...]]

Example to join #weechat and #weechat-fr on server irc.libera.chat server, default port (6667), with nick alice:

$ weechat irc://alice@irc.libera.chat/#weechat,#weechat-fr

8.2. Servers

Add a server

By default no servers are defined. You can add as many servers as you want with the /server command.

For example to connect to libera.chat  with TLS (encrypted trafic):

/server add libera irc.libera.chat/6697 -tls

You can tell WeeChat to auto-connect to this server on startup:

/set irc.server.libera.autoconnect on

To authenticate, it is recommended to use SASL (if supported on the server), with the password stored as secured data (see also chapter on SASL authentication):

/set irc.server.libera.sasl_username "alice"
/secure set libera xxxxxxx
/set irc.server.libera.sasl_password "${sec.data.libera}"

If SASL is not supported, you can use a command to send a message to nickserv:

/set irc.server.libera.command "/msg nickserv identify ${sec.data.libera}"
By sending a message to nickserv, you may authenticate after joining channels which could be a problem on some channels requiring you to be authenticated to join. In this case, you can set a command delay: /set irc.server.libera.command_delay 5.

Server options

Server options are named irc.server.<server>.<option> where <server> is the internal name of the server and <option> the name of an option.
The value of a server option is inherited from irc.server_default.xxx if the server option has the special value null.

For example if you created the libera server with the commands above, you’ll see this with the command /fset libera:

irc.server.libera.addresses             string   "irc.libera.chat/6697"
irc.server.libera.anti_flood_prio_high  integer  null -> 2
irc.server.libera.anti_flood_prio_low   integer  null -> 2
irc.server.libera.autoconnect           boolean  on
irc.server.libera.autojoin              string   null -> ""
irc.server.libera.autojoin_dynamic      boolean  null -> off
irc.server.libera.autoreconnect         boolean  null -> on
irc.server.libera.autoreconnect_delay   integer  null -> 10
irc.server.libera.autorejoin            boolean  null -> off
irc.server.libera.autorejoin_delay      integer  null -> 30
irc.server.libera.away_check            integer  null -> 0
irc.server.libera.away_check_max_nicks  integer  null -> 25
irc.server.libera.capabilities          string   null -> "*"
irc.server.libera.charset_message       enum     null -> message
irc.server.libera.command               string   null -> ""
irc.server.libera.command_delay         integer  null -> 0
irc.server.libera.connection_timeout    integer  null -> 60
irc.server.libera.default_chantypes     string   null -> "#&"
irc.server.libera.ipv6                  boolean  null -> on
irc.server.libera.local_hostname        string   null -> ""
irc.server.libera.msg_kick              string   null -> ""
irc.server.libera.msg_part              string   null -> "WeeChat ${info:version}"
irc.server.libera.msg_quit              string   null -> "WeeChat ${info:version}"
irc.server.libera.nicks                 string   null -> "alice,alice1,alice2,alice3,alice4"
irc.server.libera.nicks_alternate       boolean  null -> on
irc.server.libera.notify                string   null -> ""
irc.server.libera.password              string   null -> ""
irc.server.libera.proxy                 string   null -> ""
irc.server.libera.realname              string   null -> ""
irc.server.libera.sasl_fail             enum     null -> reconnect
irc.server.libera.sasl_key              string   null -> ""
irc.server.libera.sasl_mechanism        enum     null -> plain
irc.server.libera.sasl_password         string   "${sec.data.libera}"
irc.server.libera.sasl_timeout          integer  null -> 15
irc.server.libera.sasl_username         string   "alice"
irc.server.libera.split_msg_max_length  integer  null -> 512
irc.server.libera.tls                   boolean  on
irc.server.libera.tls_cert              string   null -> ""
irc.server.libera.tls_dhkey_size        integer  null -> 2048
irc.server.libera.tls_fingerprint       string   null -> ""
irc.server.libera.tls_password          string   null -> ""
irc.server.libera.tls_priorities        string   null -> "NORMAL:-VERS-SSL3.0"
irc.server.libera.tls_verify            boolean  null -> on
irc.server.libera.usermode              string   null -> ""
irc.server.libera.username              string   null -> "alice"

For example if you want to automatically connect to all servers you define without having to do it on each server, you can do:

/set irc.server_default.autoconnect on

And then you can reset the server option so that it uses the default inherited value, which is now on instead of the default value off:

/unset irc.server.libera.autoconnect

TLS certificates

When connecting to IRC server with TLS, WeeChat checks by default that the connection is fully trusted.

Some options are used to control TLS connection:

weechat.network.gnutls_ca_system

load system’s default trusted certificate authorities on startup

weechat.network.gnutls_ca_user

extra file(s) with certificate authorities

irc.server.xxx.tls_cert

TLS certificate file used to automatically identify your nick (for example CertFP on oftc, see below)

irc.server.xxx.tls_dhkey_size

size of the key used during the Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange (by default: 2048)

irc.server.xxx.tls_verify

check that the TLS connection is fully trusted (on by default)

Option "tls_verify" is on by default, so verification is strict and may fail, even if it was OK with versions prior to 0.3.1.
First example: connect to oftc and check certificate
  • Import certificate in shell:

$ mkdir -p ~/.config/weechat/tls
$ wget -O ~/.config/weechat/tls/CAs.pem https://www.spi-inc.org/ca/spi-cacert.crt
You must replace ~/.config/weechat by the path to your WeeChat config directory which can also be for example ~/.weechat.
It is possible to concatenate many certificates in file CAs.pem.
  • In WeeChat, with "oftc" server already added:

/connect oftc
Second example: connect to oftc using CertFP
  • Create certificate in shell:

$ mkdir -p ~/.config/weechat/tls
$ cd ~/.config/weechat/tls
$ openssl req -nodes -newkey rsa:2048 -keyout nick.pem -x509 -days 365 -out nick.pem
You must replace ~/.config/weechat by the path to your WeeChat config directory which can also be for example ~/.weechat.
  • In WeeChat, with "oftc" server already added:

/set irc.server.oftc.tls_cert "${weechat_config_dir}/tls/nick.pem"
/connect oftc
/msg nickserv cert add

For more information, please look at this page .

SASL authentication

WeeChat supports SASL authentication, using different mechanisms:

  • plain: plain text password (default)

  • scram-sha-1: SCRAM with SHA-1 digest algorithm

  • scram-sha-256: SCRAM with SHA-256 digest algorithm

  • scram-sha-512: SCRAM with SHA-512 digest algorithm

  • ecdsa-nist256p-challenge: challenge with public/private key

  • external: client side TLS cert

Options in servers are:

  • sasl_mechanism: mechanism to use (see above)

  • sasl_timeout: timeout (in seconds) for authentication

  • sasl_fail: action to perform if authentication fails

  • sasl_username: username (nick)

  • sasl_password: password

  • sasl_key: file with ECC private key (for mechanism ecdsa-nist256p-challenge)

SASL ECDSA-NIST256P-CHALLENGE

You must generate a private key in order to authentify with the ECDSA-NIST256P-CHALLENGE mechanism (no password is required on connection).

You can generate the key with this command:

$ openssl ecparam -genkey -name prime256v1 -out ~/.config/weechat/ecdsa.pem
You must replace ~/.config/weechat by the path to your WeeChat config directory which can also be for example ~/.weechat.

Get the public key (encoded as base64) with this command:

$ openssl ec -noout -text -conv_form compressed -in ~/.config/weechat/ecdsa.pem | grep '^pub:' -A 3 | tail -n 3 | tr -d ' \n:' | xxd -r -p | base64

Connect to the server, identify (for example with "nickserv identify") and set your public key in your account, using nickserv (replace the base64 value with your public key):

/connect libera
/msg nickserv identify your_password
/msg nickserv set pubkey Av8k1FOGetUDq7sPMBfufSIZ5c2I/QYWgiwHtNXkVe/q

Configure the SASL options in the server:

/set irc.server.libera.sasl_mechanism ecdsa-nist256p-challenge
/set irc.server.libera.sasl_username "your_nickname"
/set irc.server.libera.sasl_key "${weechat_config_dir}/ecdsa.pem"

Reconnect to the server:

/reconnect libera

Connection

You can connect to server with the /connect command:

/connect libera

To disconnect:

/disconnect libera

Or just this if you are on any buffer belonging to libera server (server, channel, private):

/disconnect

When you connect to multiple servers at same time, server buffers are merged by default and you can switch between them with the Ctrl+x key.
It is possible to disable auto merge of server buffers to have independent server buffers:

/set irc.look.server_buffer independent

Connect with Tor and SASL

Some servers support connections with Tor , a network of virtual tunnels that allows people and groups to improve their privacy and security on the Internet.

In first place, install Tor. For Debian (and derived):

$ sudo apt-get install tor

In WeeChat you need to add a socks5 proxy for Tor service (hostname/IP and port depend on your Tor configuration):

/proxy add tor socks5 127.0.0.1 9050

Now, add a new server (replace server name "irc-tor" and the address by a valid one):

/server add irc-tor this.is.the.address.onion

Set proxy for Tor:

/set irc.server.irc-tor.proxy "tor"

Set SASL authentication with ECDSA-NIST256P-CHALLENGE (see the chapter SASL ECDSA-NIST256P-CHALLENGE to generate a private key):

/set irc.server.irc-tor.sasl_mechanism ecdsa-nist256p-challenge
/set irc.server.irc-tor.sasl_username "your_nickname"
/set irc.server.irc-tor.sasl_key "${weechat_config_dir}/ecdsa.pem"

And finally, connect to the server:

/connect irc-tor

8.3. IRCv3 support

WeeChat supports the following IRCv3 extensions :

By default all capabilities supported by the server and WeeChat are automatically enabled (see option irc.server_default.capabilities).

Tables with comparison of different IRC clients, including WeeChat, are available on this page .

account-notify

Specification: account-notify 

This capability allows the server to send messages when users identify or unidentify on the server.
WeeChat displays such messages if the option irc.look.display_account_message is enabled (default value).

Examples:

-- alice has identified as Alice01

-- alice has unidentified

account-tag

Specification: account-tag 

This capability allows the server to send account as message tag to commands sent to the client.
WeeChat parses this tag and saves it in the message, but it is not used or displayed. It can be used in /filter command to filter messages matching specific accounts.

Example of raw IRC message received:

@account=Alice01 :user@example.com PRIVMSG #test :Hello!

Message displayed in channel:

<alice> Hello!

Message with tags:

<alice> Hello! [irc_privmsg,irc_tag_account_Alice01,notify_message,prefix_nick_lightcyan,nick_alice,host_user@example.com,log1]

away-notify

Specification: away-notify 

This capability allows the server to send away notifications for users present on the same channels as you.

When the away status is changed for a user (away or back), this is reflected with a specific color in the nicklist, using the following options:

batch

Specification: batch 

This capability allows the server to send batched events (grouping of several messages that are related).

For now, WeeChat only stores messages received in a batch and processes as usual later, when the batch ends.

cap-notify

Specification: cap-notify 

This capability allows the server to advertise on new or removed capabilities on the server (via CAP NEW and CAP DEL commands).

Examples:

-- irc: client capability, now available: sasl

-- irc: client capability, removed: sasl

chghost

Specification: chghost 

This capability allows the server to send messages when users change name or host.
When the option irc.look.smart_filter_chghost is enabled (default value), the host changes are automatically hidden if the nick has not spoken for several minutes.
The color of the change host message is controlled by the option irc.color.message_chghost.

Example:

-- alice (user@example.com) has changed host to test.com

draft/multiline

Specification: multiline 

This capability allows the client and server to send messages with multiple lines, using the batch capability, that must be enabled as well.

There are limits in term of bytes or number of lines in a multiline message that are given in the capability sent by the server, for example:

CAP alice LS * :draft/multiline=max-bytes=4096,max-lines=24

This sets a limit of 4096 bytes and 24 lines for a multiline batched content.

If the limits are not given by the server, the default in WeeChat are:

  • max bytes: 4096

  • max lines: 24

Only standard messages and those send by the /notice command can be multiline.
ACTION CTCP messages sent with command /me are not affected by this capability. That means multiline actions are sent as multiple actions.

As the specification is a "draft", it may change and the multiline support can possibly break at any time in WeeChat.
The capability is automatically enabled if the server supports it and can be disabled with this command: /set irc.server_default.capabilities "*,!draft/multiline".
When the capability is disabled, a multiline message is sent as multiple messages, as if they were sent sequentially to the server.

Example of IRC messages sent for a user message with two lines (this is a test / on two lines), send to channel #test:

BATCH +i8Je7M7gquddoyC9 draft/multiline #test
@batch=i8Je7M7gquddoyC9 PRIVMSG #test :this is a test
@batch=i8Je7M7gquddoyC9 PRIVMSG #test :on two lines
BATCH -i8Je7M7gquddoyC9

Display of the message sent in WeeChat:

19:01:45 alice | this is a test
               | on two lines

echo-message

Specification: echo-message 

This capability forces the server to send PRIVMSG, NOTICE and TAGMSG messages back to WeeChat.

WeeChat displays only the message received and not the message sent, so a delay can be noticed between the send and the display. When the message is displayed, it means it has been properly received by the server and propagated to other clients connected to the server as well.

extended-join

Specification: extended-join 

This capability allows the server to send account and real name when users join channels.
WeeChat displays this additional information in join messages if the option irc.look.display_extended_join is enabled (default value).

Example:

--> john [John01] (John Doe) (~user@example.com) has joined #test

invite-notify

Specification: invite-notify 

This capability allows the server to send invite messages when users are invited to channels.

Example:

-- alice has invited bob to #test

message-tags

Specification: message-tags 

This capability allows to add metadata in messages.
These tags can be displayed using the command /debug tags.

It must be enabled to use typing notifications.

monitor

Specification: monitor 

This capability allows the server to send notifications when clients become online/offline.
WeeChat automatically uses this extension if available when using the /notify command.

multi-prefix

Specification: multi-prefix 

This capability allows the server to send all user modes at once in /names and /whois responses.

For now, WeeChat doesn’t display all prefixes in the /names output, even if they are received and properly saved internally.

Example: output of /whois alice:

-- [alice] @%+#test

SASL

Specification: SASL 3.2 

See the dedicated chapter SASL authentication.

server-time

Specification: server-time 

This capability allows the server to send time for messages as message tag.
When the time is received in a message, WeeChat uses it to display the message (it can then be displayed with a past date).

The IRC proxy in Relay plugin supports this capability, so any IRC client of Relay should enable it to display the real message time in the backlog sent upon connection.

setname

Specification: setname 

This capability lets you change your real name by using the /setname command.

typing

Specification: typing 

See the dedicated chapter Typing notifications.

userhost-in-names

Specification: userhost-in-names 

This capability allows the server to send hostnames in /names responses.

WeeChat doesn’t display hostnames in the /names output.

Example of raw IRC messages received without the capability:

:irc.server 353 alice = #test :@alice bob +carol

Example of raw IRC messages received with the capability:

:irc.server 353 alice = #test :@alice!user1@host1 bob!user2@host2 +carol!user3@host3

WHOX

Specification: WHOX 

This capability lets you request additional fields in the WHO response (via the /who command).
WeeChat displays all additional information received in the WHO output.

8.4. Channels

You can join channels with the /join command:

/join #channel

Part a channel (keeping the buffer open):

/part [quit message]

The channels you joined are not saved. If you want to join them automatically when connecting to the server, you must set the server autojoin option:

/set irc.server.libera.autojoin "#weechat,#weechat-fr"
Some scripts can help to automatically set this option, see /script search autojoin.

Be careful, spaces can be used only to separate list of channels from keys, for example if #channel1 requires a key but not #channel2:

/set irc.server.libera.autojoin "#channel1,#channel2 key1"

For help on the format, see /help irc.server.libera.autojoin.

8.5. Private messages

You can send a private message with the /query command, which opens a separate buffer:

/query bob hi, how are you?

Without arguments the command just opens the buffer (or selects it if already open):

/query bob

To close the private buffer, you can do this command on the private buffer:

/close

8.6. Smart filter

A smart filter is available to filter some messages when someone did not write anything in the channel during a configurable delay:

  • join: user joins the channel

  • part: user leaves the channel

  • quit: user quits the server

  • account: user changes its account

  • chghost: user changes name or host

  • mode: mode changes on channel

  • nick: user changes its nick

  • setname: user changes its real name

Smart filter is enabled by default, but you must add a filter to hide lines on buffers, for example:

/filter add irc_smart * irc_smart_filter *

It is possible to create filter for one channel only or channels beginning with same name (see /help filter):

/filter add irc_smart_weechat irc.libera.#weechat* irc_smart_filter *

You can setup a longer delay (in minutes):

/set irc.look.smart_filter_delay 10

If someone did not write anything during last 10 minutes, its messages like join/part/quit will be hidden by default on channel, and you can use key Alt+= (toggle filters) to see them.

8.7. CTCP replies

It is possible to customize CTCP replies, or block some CTCP queries (do not reply).

For example, to customize reply to CTCP "VERSION", use following command:

/set irc.ctcp.version "I'm running WeeChat ${version}, it rocks!"
The name of CTCP must be in lower case. That means option irc.ctcp.VERSION would not work.

If you want to block CTCP "VERSION" (do not reply to a query), then set empty string:

/set irc.ctcp.version ""

Even unknown CTCP can be customized, for example you can reply to CTCP "BLABLA":

/set irc.ctcp.blabla "This is my answer to CTCP BLABLA"

It is possible to customize CTCP for one server only, using its internal name before CTCP name:

/set irc.ctcp.libera.version "WeeChat ${version} (for libera)"

If you want to restore standard CTCP reply, then remove option:

/unset irc.ctcp.version

The CTCP replies are evaluated (see command /eval) and the following extra variables are available:

Variable Description Value/example

${clientinfo}

List of supported CTCP

ACTION DCC CLIENTINFO PING SOURCE TIME VERSION

${version}

WeeChat version

4.1.0-dev

${versiongit}

WeeChat version + Git version (1)

4.1.0-dev (git: v4.0.0-51-g8f98b922a)

${git}

Git version (1)

v4.0.0-51-g8f98b922a

${compilation}

WeeChat compilation date

Jul 8 2023 20:14:23

${osinfo}

Info about OS

Linux 5.10.0-23-amd64 / x86_64

${site}

WeeChat site

https://weechat.org/

${download}

WeeChat site, download page

https://weechat.org/download/

${time}

Current date/time

Sat, 08 Jul 2023 21:11:19 +0200

${username}

User name on IRC server

name

${realname}

Real name on IRC server

John Doe

(1) The Git version is the output of command git describe. It is known only if WeeChat has been compiled inside the Git repository and if Git was installed.

The default CTCP replies are:

CTCP Reply format Example

CLIENTINFO

${clientinfo}

ACTION DCC CLIENTINFO PING SOURCE TIME VERSION

SOURCE

${download}

https://weechat.org/download/

TIME

${time}

Sat, 08 Jul 2023 21:11:19 +0200

VERSION

WeeChat ${version}

WeeChat 4.1.0-dev

8.8. Target buffer for IRC messages

It is possible to customize target buffer for IRC messages (buffer used to display message) with options irc.msgbuffer.*.

For some IRC messages (see list below), you can use value:

current

current buffer (if it’s IRC buffer, or on server buffer by default)

private

private buffer for nick, or current/server buffer if not found (according to option irc.look.msgbuffer_fallback)

server

server buffer

weechat

WeeChat "core" buffer

When option is not set (default), WeeChat chooses appropriate buffer, commonly server or channel buffer.

Non-comprehensive list of IRC messages or alias that you can customize:

message alias description

error

error

invite

invited on a channel

join

join

kick

kick

kill

kill

mode

mode

notice

notice

part

part

quit

quit

topic

topic

wallops

wallops

ctcp

ctcp (sent or received, in a privmsg or notice message)

221

user mode string

275

whois

whois (secure connection)

301

whois

whois (away)

303

ison

305

unaway

unaway

306

away

away

307

whois

whois (registered nick)

310

whois

whois (help mode)

311

whois

whois (user)

312

whois

whois (server)

313

whois

whois (operator)

314

whowas

whowas

315

who

who (end)

317

whois

whois (idle)

318

whois

whois (end)

319

whois

whois (channels)

320

whois

whois (identified user)

321

list

list (start)

322

list

list (channel)

323

list

list (end)

326

whois

whois (has oper privs)

327

whois

whois (host)

328

channel URL

329

channel creation date

330

whois

whois (logged in as)

331

no topic for channel

332

topic of channel

333

infos about topic

335

whois

whois (is a bot on)

338

whois

whois (host)

341

inviting

343

whois

whois (is opered as)

344

reop

channel reop

345

reop

channel reop (end)

346

invitelist

invite list

347

invitelist

invite list (end)

348

exceptionlist

exception list

349

exceptionlist

exception list (end)

351

server version

352

who

who

353

names

list of users on channel

366

names

end of /names list

367

banlist

ban list

368

banlist

end of ban list

369

whowas

whowas (end)

378

whois

whois (connecting from)

379

whois

whois (using modes)

401

whois

no such nick/channel

402

whois

no such server

432

erroneous nickname

433

nickname already in use

438

not authorized to change nickname

671

whois

whois (secure connection)

728

quietlist

quiet list

729

quietlist

end of quiet list

732

monitor

list of monitored nicks

733

monitor

list of monitored nicks (end)

901

you are now logged in

Other numeric commands can be customized as well.

Message can be prefixed by server name to be specific to an irc server (for example: libera.whois).

Some examples:

  • Display result of /whois on private buffer:

/set irc.msgbuffer.whois private
  • Restore default buffer for whois (server buffer):

/unset irc.msgbuffer.whois
  • Display invitation on current buffer, only for "libera" server:

/set irc.msgbuffer.libera.invite current
  • Display message "303" (ison) on WeeChat "core" buffer:

/set irc.msgbuffer.303 weechat

8.9. Commands

  • action: send a CTCP action to a nick or channel

/action  [-server <server>] <target>[,<target>...] <text>

server: send to this server (internal name)
target: nick or channel (may be mask, "*" = current channel)
  text: text to send
  • admin: find information about the administrator of the server

/admin  [<target>]

target: server name
  • allchan: execute a command on all channels of all connected servers

/allchan  [-current] [-parted] [-exclude=<channel>[,<channel>...]] <command>
          [-current] [-parted] -include=<channel>[,<channel>...] <command>

-current: execute command for channels of current server only
 -parted: execute on parted channels only
-exclude: exclude some channels (wildcard "*" is allowed)
-include: include only some channels (wildcard "*" is allowed)
 command: command to execute (or text to send to buffer if command does not start with "/")

Command and arguments are evaluated (see /help eval), the following variables are replaced:
  $server: server name
  $channel: channel name
  $nick: nick on server
  ${irc_server.xxx}: variable xxx in server
  ${irc_channel.xxx}: variable xxx in channel

Examples:
  execute "/me is testing" on all channels:
    /allchan /me is testing
  say "hello" everywhere but not on #weechat:
    /allchan -exclude=#weechat hello
  say "hello" everywhere but not on #weechat and channels beginning with #linux:
    /allchan -exclude=#weechat,#linux* hello
  say "hello" on all channels beginning with #linux:
    /allchan -include=#linux* hello
  close all buffers with parted channels:
    /allchan -parted /close
  • allpv: execute a command on all private buffers of all connected servers

/allpv  [-current] [-exclude=<nick>[,<nick>...]] <command>
        [-current] -include=<nick>[,<nick>...] <command>

-current: execute command for private buffers of current server only
-exclude: exclude some nicks (wildcard "*" is allowed)
-include: include only some nicks (wildcard "*" is allowed)
 command: command to execute (or text to send to buffer if command does not start with "/")

Command and arguments are evaluated (see /help eval), the following variables are replaced:
  $server: server name
  $channel: channel name
  $nick: nick on server
  ${irc_server.xxx}: variable xxx in server
  ${irc_channel.xxx}: variable xxx in channel

Examples:
  execute "/me is testing" on all private buffers:
    /allpv /me is testing
  say "hello" everywhere but not for nick foo:
    /allpv -exclude=foo hello
  say "hello" everywhere but not for nick foo and nicks beginning with bar:
    /allpv -exclude=foo,bar* hello
  say "hello" for all nicks beginning with bar:
    /allpv -include=bar* hello
  close all private buffers:
    /allpv /close
  • allserv: execute a command on all connected servers

/allserv  [-exclude=<server>[,<server>...]] <command>
          -include=<server>[,<server>...] <command>

-exclude: exclude some servers (wildcard "*" is allowed)
-include: include only some servers (wildcard "*" is allowed)
 command: command to execute (or text to send to buffer if command does not start with "/")

Command and arguments are evaluated (see /help eval), the following variables are replaced:
  $server: server name
  $nick: nick on server
  ${irc_server.xxx}: variable xxx in server

Examples:
  change nick on all servers:
    /allserv /nick newnick
  do a whois on my nick on all servers:
    /allserv /whois $nick
  • auth: authenticate with SASL

/auth  [<username> <password>]

username: SASL username (content is evaluated, see /help eval; server options are evaluated with ${irc_server.xxx} and ${server} is replaced by the server name)
password: SASL password or path to file with private key (content is evaluated, see /help eval; server options are evaluated with ${irc_server.xxx} and ${server} is replaced by the server name)

If username and password are not provided, the values from server options "sasl_username" and "sasl_password" (or "sasl_key") are used.

Examples:
  authenticate with username/password defined in the server:
    /auth
  authenticate as a different user:
    /auth user2 password2
  authenticate as a different user with mechanism ecdsa-nist256p-challenge:
    /auth user2 ${weechat_config_dir}/ecdsa2.pem
  • autojoin: configure the "autojoin" server option

/autojoin  add [<channel1> [<channel2>...]]
           addraw <channel1>[,<channel2>...] [<key1>[,<key2>...]]
           del [<channel1> [<channel2>...]]
           apply
           join
           sort [buffer]

    add: add current channel or a list of channels (with optional keys) to the autojoin option; if you are on the channel and the key is not provided, the key is read in the channel
 addraw: use the IRC raw format (same as /join command): all channels separated by commas, optional keys separated by commas
    del: delete current channel or a list of channels from the autojoin option
channel: channel name
    key: key for the channel
  apply: set currently joined channels in the autojoin option
   join: join the channels in the autojoin option
   sort: sort alphabetically channels in the autojoin option; with "buffer": first sort by buffer number, then alphabetically

Examples:
  /autojoin add
  /autojoin add #test
  /autojoin add #chan1 #chan2
  /allchan /autojoin add
  /autojoin addraw #chan1,#chan2,#chan3 key1,key2
  /autojoin del
  /autojoin del #chan1
  /autojoin apply
  /autojoin join
  /autojoin sort
  /autojoin sort buffer
  • ban: ban nicks or hosts

/ban  [<channel>] [<nick> [<nick>...]]

channel: channel name
   nick: nick or host

Without argument, this command displays the ban list for current channel.
  • cap: client capability negotiation

/cap  ls
      list
      req|ack [<capability> [<capability>...]]
      end

  ls: list the capabilities supported by the server
list: list the capabilities currently enabled
 req: request a new capability or remove a capability (if starting with "-", for example: "-multi-prefix")
 ack: acknowledge capabilities which require client-side acknowledgement
 end: end the capability negotiation

Without argument, "ls" and "list" are sent.

Capabilities supported by WeeChat are: account-notify, account-tag, away-notify, batch, cap-notify, chghost, draft/multiline, echo-message, extended-join, invite-notify, message-tags, multi-prefix, server-time, setname, userhost-in-names.

The capabilities to automatically enable on servers can be set in option irc.server_default.capabilities (or by server in option irc.server.xxx.capabilities).

Examples:
  display supported and enabled capabilities:
    /cap
  request capabilities multi-prefix and away-notify:
    /cap req multi-prefix away-notify
  request capability extended-join, remove capability multi-prefix:
    /cap req extended-join -multi-prefix
  remove capability away-notify:
    /cap req -away-notify
  • connect: connect to IRC server(s)

/connect  [<server> [<server>...]] [-<option>[=<value>]] [-no<option>] [-nojoin] [-switch]
          -all|-auto|-open [-nojoin] [-switch]

  server: server name, which can be:
          - internal server name (added by /server add, recommended usage)
          - hostname/port or IP/port, port is 6697 by default for TLS, 6667 otherwise
          - URL with format: irc[6][s]://[nickname[:password]@]irc.example.org[:port][/#channel1][,#channel2[...]]
          Note: for an address/IP/URL, a temporary server is added (NOT SAVED), see /help irc.look.temporary_servers
  option: set option for server (for boolean option, value can be omitted)
nooption: set boolean option to "off" (for example: -notls)
    -all: connect to all servers defined in configuration
   -auto: connect to servers with autoconnect enabled
   -open: connect to all opened servers that are not currently connected
 -nojoin: do not join any channel (even if autojoin is enabled on server)
 -switch: switch to next server address

To disconnect from a server or stop any connection attempt, use command /disconnect.

Examples:
  /connect libera
  /connect irc.oftc.net
  /connect irc.oftc.net/6667 -notls
  /connect irc6.oftc.net/9999 -ipv6
  /connect my.server.org -password=test
  /connect irc://nick@irc.oftc.net/#channel
  /connect -switch
  • ctcp: send a CTCP message (Client-To-Client Protocol)

/ctcp  [-server <server>] <target>[,<target>...] <type> [<arguments>]

   server: send to this server (internal name)
   target: nick or channel ("*" = current channel)
     type: CTCP type (examples: "version", "ping", etc.)
arguments: arguments for CTCP

Examples:
  /ctcp toto time
  /ctcp toto version
  /ctcp * version
  • cycle: leave and rejoin a channel

/cycle  [<channel>[,<channel>...]] [<message>]

channel: channel name
message: part message (displayed to other users)
  • dcc: start a DCC (passive file transfer or direct chat)

/dcc  chat <nick>
      send <nick> <file>

nick: nick
file: filename (on local host)

Examples:
  /dcc chat toto
  /dcc send toto /home/foo/bar.txt
  • dehalfop: remove channel half-operator status from nick(s)

/dehalfop  <nick> [<nick>...]
           * -yes

nick: nick or mask (wildcard "*" is allowed)
   *: remove channel half-operator status from everybody on channel except yourself
  • deop: remove channel operator status from nick(s)

/deop  <nick> [<nick>...]
       * -yes

nick: nick or mask (wildcard "*" is allowed)
   *: remove channel operator status from everybody on channel except yourself
  • devoice: remove voice from nick(s)

/devoice  <nick> [<nick>...]
          * -yes

nick: nick or mask (wildcard "*" is allowed)
   *: remove voice from everybody on channel
  • die: shutdown the server

/die  [<target>]

target: server name
  • disconnect: disconnect from one or all IRC servers

/disconnect  [<server>|-all|-pending [<reason>]]

  server: internal server name
    -all: disconnect from all servers
-pending: cancel auto-reconnection on servers currently reconnecting
  reason: reason for the "quit"
  • halfop: give channel half-operator status to nick(s)

/halfop  <nick> [<nick>...]
         * -yes

nick: nick or mask (wildcard "*" is allowed)
   *: give channel half-operator status to everybody on channel
  • ignore: ignore nicks/hosts from servers or channels

/ignore  list
         add [re:]<nick> [<server> [<channel>]]
         del <number>|-all

   list: list all ignores
    add: add an ignore
   nick: nick or hostname; can be a POSIX extended regular expression if "re:" is given or a mask using "*" to replace zero or more chars (the regular expression can start with "(?-i)" to become case sensitive)
    del: delete an ignore
 number: number of ignore to delete (look at list to find it)
   -all: delete all ignores
 server: internal server name where ignore is working
channel: channel name where ignore is working

Note: if option irc.look.ignore_tag_messages is enabled, the ignored messages are just tagged with "irc_ignored" instead of being completely removed.

Examples:
  /ignore add toto
  /ignore add toto@domain.com libera
  /ignore add toto*@*.domain.com libera #weechat
  • info: get information describing the server

/info  [<target>]

target: server name
  • invite: invite a nick on a channel

/invite  <nick> [<nick>...] [<channel>]

   nick: nick
channel: channel name
  • ison: check if a nick is currently on IRC

/ison  <nick> [<nick>...]

nick: nick
  • join: join a channel

/join  [-noswitch] [-server <server>] [<channel1>[,<channel2>...]] [<key1>[,<key2>...]]

-noswitch: do not switch to new buffer
   server: send to this server (internal name)
  channel: channel name
      key: key to join the channel (channels with a key must be the first in list)

Examples:
  /join #weechat
  /join #protectedchan,#weechat key
  /join -server libera #weechat
  /join -noswitch #weechat
  • kick: kick a user out of a channel

/kick  [<channel>] <nick> [<reason>]

channel: channel name
   nick: nick
 reason: reason (evaluated, see /help eval; special variables ${nick} (self nick), ${target} (target nick), ${channel} and ${server} are replaced by their values)
  • kickban: kick a user out of a channel and ban the host

/kickban  [<channel>] <nick> [<reason>]

channel: channel name
   nick: nick
 reason: reason (evaluated, see /help eval; special variables ${nick} (self nick), ${target} (target nick), ${channel} and ${server} are replaced by their values)

It is possible to kick/ban with a mask, nick will be extracted from mask and replaced by "*".

Example:
  /kickban toto!*@host.com
  • kill: close client-server connection

/kill  <nick> [<reason>]

  nick: nick
reason: reason
  • knock: send a notice to an invitation-only channel, requesting an invite

/knock  <channel> [<message>]

channel: channel name
message: message to send
/links  [[<target>] <server_mask>]

     target: this remote server should answer the query
server_mask: list of servers must match this mask
  • list: list channels and their topics

/list  [-server <server>] [-re <regex>] [<channel>[,<channel>...]] [<target>]
       -up|-down [<number>]
       -left|-right [<percent>]
       -go <line>|end
       -join

 server: send to this server (internal name)
  regex: POSIX extended regular expression used to filter results (case insensitive, can start by "(?-i)" to become case sensitive); when a regular expression is used, the result is displayed on server buffer instead of a dedicated buffer
channel: channel name
 target: server name
    -up: move the selected line up by "number" lines
  -down: move the selected line down by "number" lines
  -left: scroll the buffer by "percent" of width on the left
 -right: scroll the buffer by "percent" of width on the right
    -go: select a line by number, first line number is 0 ("end" to select the last line)
  -join: join the channel on the selected line

For keys, input and mouse actions on the buffer, see key bindings in User's guide.

Sort keys on /list buffer:
  name: channel name (eg: "##test")
  name2: channel name without prefix (eg: "test")
  users: number of users on channel
  topic: channel topic

Examples:
  list all channels on server and display them in a dedicated buffer (can be slow on large networks):
    /list
  list channel #weechat:
    /list #weechat
  list all channels beginning with "#weechat" (can be very slow on large networks):
    /list -re #weechat.*
  on /list buffer:
    channels with "weechat" in name:
      n:weechat
    channels with at least 100 users:
      u:100
    channels with "freebsd" (case insensitive) in topic and more than 10 users:
      c:${topic} =- freebsd && ${users} > 10
    sort channels by users (big channels first), then name2 (name without prefix):
      s:-users,name2
  • lusers: get statistics about the size of the IRC network

/lusers  [<mask> [<target>]]

  mask: servers matching the mask only
target: server for forwarding request
  • map: show a graphical map of the IRC network


  • me: send a CTCP action to the current channel

/me  <message>

message: message to send
  • mode: change channel or user mode

/mode  [<channel>] [+|-]o|p|s|i|t|n|m|l|b|e|v|k [<arguments>]
       <nick> [+|-]i|s|w|o

channel: channel name to modify (default is current one)

Channel modes:
  o: give/take channel operator privileges
  p: private channel
  s: secret channel
  i: invite-only channel
  t: topic settable by channel operator only
  n: no messages to channel from clients on the outside
  m: moderated channel
  l: set the user limit to channel
  b: set a ban mask to keep users out
  e: set exception mask
  v: give/take the ability to speak on a moderated channel
  k: set a channel key (password)

User modes:
  nick: nick to modify
  i: invisible
  s: user receives server notices
  w: user receives wallops
  o: operator

List of modes is not comprehensive, you should read documentation about your server to see all possible modes.

Examples:
  /mode #weechat +t
  /mode nick +i
  • motd: get the "Message Of The Day"

/motd  [<target>]

target: server name
  • msg: send message to a nick or channel

/msg  [-server <server>] <target>[,<target>...] <text>

server: send to this server (internal name)
target: nick or channel (may be mask, "*" = current channel)
  text: text to send
  • names: list nicks on channels

/names  [-count | -x] [<channel>[,<channel>...]]

 -count: display only number of users
     -x: display only users with this mode: -o for ops, -h for halfops, -v for voiced, etc. and -* for regular users
channel: channel name
  • nick: change current nick

/nick  [-all] <nick>

-all: set new nick for all connected servers
nick: new nick
  • notice: send notice message to user

/notice  [-server <server>] <target> <text>

server: send to this server (internal name)
target: nick or channel name
  text: text to send
  • notify: add a notification for presence or away status of nicks on servers

/notify  add <nick> [<server> [-away]]
         del <nick>|-all [<server>]

   add: add a notification
  nick: nick
server: internal server name (by default current server)
 -away: notify when away message is changed (by doing whois on nick)
   del: delete a notification
  -all: delete all notifications

Without argument, this command displays notifications for current server (or all servers if command is issued on core buffer).

Examples:
  /notify add toto
  /notify add toto libera
  /notify add toto libera -away
  • op: give channel operator status to nick(s)

/op  <nick> [<nick>...]
     * -yes

nick: nick or mask (wildcard "*" is allowed)
   *: give channel operator status to everybody on channel
  • oper: get operator privileges

/oper  <user> <password>

    user: user
password: password
  • part: leave a channel

/part  [<channel>[,<channel>...]] [<message>]

channel: channel name
message: part message (displayed to other users)
  • ping: send a ping to server

/ping  <target1> [<target2>]

target1: server
target2: forward ping to this server
  • pong: answer to a ping message

/pong  <daemon> [<daemon2>]

 daemon: daemon who has responded to Ping message
daemon2: forward message to this daemon
  • query: send a private message to a nick

/query  [-noswitch] [-server <server>] <nick>[,<nick>...] [<text>]

-noswitch: do not switch to new buffer
   server: send to this server (internal name)
     nick: nick
     text: text to send
  • quiet: quiet nicks or hosts

/quiet  [<channel>] [<nick> [<nick>...]]

channel: channel name
   nick: nick or host

Without argument, this command displays the quiet list for current channel.
  • quote: send raw data to server without parsing

/quote  [-server <server>] <data>

server: send to this server (internal name)
  data: raw data to send
  • reconnect: reconnect to server(s)

/reconnect  <server> [<server>...] [-nojoin] [-switch]
            -all [-nojoin] [-switch]

 server: internal server name
   -all: reconnect to all servers
-nojoin: do not join any channel (even if autojoin is enabled on server)
-switch: switch to next server address
  • rehash: tell the server to reload its config file

/rehash  [<option>]

option: extra option, for some servers
  • remove: force a user to leave a channel

/remove  [<channel>] <nick> [<reason>]

channel: channel name
   nick: nick
 reason: reason (special variables $nick, $channel and $server are replaced by their values)
  • restart: tell the server to restart itself

/restart  [<target>]

target: server name
  • rules: request the server rules


  • sajoin: force a user to join channel(s)

/sajoin  <nick> <channel>[,<channel>...]

   nick: nick
channel: channel name
  • samode: change mode on channel, without having operator status

/samode  [<channel>] <mode>

channel: channel name
   mode: mode for channel
  • sanick: force a user to use another nick

/sanick  <nick> <new_nick>

    nick: nick
new_nick: new nick
  • sapart: force a user to leave channel(s)

/sapart  <nick> <channel>[,<channel>...]

   nick: nick
channel: channel name
  • saquit: force a user to quit server with a reason

/saquit  <nick> <reason>

  nick: nick
reason: reason
  • server: list, add or remove IRC servers

/server  list|listfull [<name>]
         add <name> <hostname>[/<port>] [-temp] [-<option>[=<value>]] [-no<option>]
         copy|rename <name> <new_name>
         reorder <name> [<name>...]
         open <name>|-all [<name>...]
         del|keep <name>
         deloutq|jump
         raw [<filter>]

    list: list servers (without argument, this list is displayed)
listfull: list servers with detailed info for each server
     add: add a new server
    name: server name, for internal and display use; this name is used to connect to the server (/connect name) and to set server options: irc.server.name.xxx
hostname: name or IP address of server, with optional port (default: 6697 for TLS, 6667 otherwise), many addresses can be separated by a comma
   -temp: add a temporary server (not saved)
  option: set option for server (for boolean option, value can be omitted)
nooption: set boolean option to "off" (for example: -notls)
    copy: duplicate a server
  rename: rename a server
 reorder: reorder list of servers
    open: open the server buffer without connecting
    keep: keep server in config file (for temporary servers only)
     del: delete a server
 deloutq: delete messages out queue for all servers (all messages WeeChat is currently sending)
    jump: jump to server buffer
     raw: open buffer with raw IRC data
  filter: set a new filter to see only matching messages (this filter can be used as input in raw IRC data buffer as well); allowed formats are:
          `*`: show all messages (no filter)
          `xxx`: show only messages containing "xxx"
          `s:xxx`: show only messages for server "xxx"
          `f:xxx`: show only messages with a flag: recv (message received), sent (message sent), modified (message modified by a modifier), redirected (message redirected)
          `m:xxx`: show only IRC command "xxx"
          `c:xxx`: show only messages matching the evaluated condition "xxx", using following variables: output of function irc_message_parse (like nick, command, channel, text, etc., see function info_get_hashtable in plugin API reference for the list of all variables), date (format: "%FT%T.%f", see function util_strftimeval in Plugin API reference), server, recv, sent, modified, redirected

Examples:
  /server listfull
  /server add libera irc.libera.chat
  /server add libera irc.libera.chat/6667 -notls -autoconnect
  /server add chatspike irc.chatspike.net/6667,irc.duckspike.net/6667 -notls
  /server copy libera libera-test
  /server rename libera-test libera2
  /server reorder libera2 libera
  /server del libera
  /server deloutq
  /server raw
  /server raw s:libera
  /server raw c:${recv} && ${command}==PRIVMSG && ${nick}==foo
  • service: register a new service

/service  <nick> <reserved> <distribution> <type> <reserved> <info>

distribution: visibility of service
        type: reserved for future usage
  • servlist: list services currently connected to the network

/servlist  [<mask> [<type>]]

mask: list only services matching this mask
type: list only services of this type
  • setname: set real name

/setname  <realname>

realname: new real name
  • squery: deliver a message to a service

/squery  <service> <text>

service: name of service
   text: text to send
  • squit: disconnect server links

/squit  <target> <comment>

 target: server name
comment: comment
  • stats: query statistics about server

/stats  [<query> [<target>]]

 query: c/h/i/k/l/m/o/y/u (see RFC1459)
target: server name
  • summon: give users who are on a host running an IRC server a message asking them to please join IRC

/summon  <user> [<target> [<channel>]]

   user: username
 target: server name
channel: channel name
  • time: query local time from server

/time  [<target>]

target: query time from specified server
  • topic: get/set channel topic

/topic  [<channel>] [<topic>|-delete]

channel: channel name
  topic: new topic
-delete: delete channel topic
  • trace: find the route to specific server

/trace  [<target>]

target: server name
  • unban: unban nicks or hosts

/unban  [<channel>] <nick>|<number> [<nick>|<number>...]

channel: channel name
   nick: nick or host
 number: ban number (as displayed by command /ban)
  • unquiet: unquiet nicks or hosts

/unquiet  [<channel>] <nick>|<number> [<nick>|<number>...]

channel: channel name
   nick: nick or host
 number: quiet number (as displayed by command /quiet)
  • userhost: return a list of information about nicks

/userhost  <nick> [<nick>...]

nick: nick
  • users: list of users logged into the server

/users  [<target>]

target: server name
  • version: give the version info of nick or server (current or specified)

/version  [<target>|<nick>]

target: server name
  nick: nick
  • voice: give voice to nick(s)

/voice  <nick> [<nick>...]
        * -yes

nick: nick or mask (wildcard "*" is allowed)
   *: give voice to everybody on channel
  • wallchops: send a notice to channel ops

/wallchops  [<channel>] <text>

channel: channel name
   text: text to send
  • wallops: send a message to all currently connected users who have set the "w" user mode for themselves

/wallops  <text>

text: text to send
  • who: generate a query which returns a list of information

/who  [<mask> [o]]

mask: only information which match this mask
   o: only operators are returned according to the mask supplied
  • whois: query information about user(s)

/whois  [<target>] [<nick>[,<nick>...]]

target: server name
  nick: nick (may be a mask)

Without argument, this command will do a whois on:
  - your own nick if buffer is a server/channel
  - remote nick if buffer is a private.

If option irc.network.whois_double_nick is enabled, two nicks are sent (if only one nick is given), to get idle time in answer.
  • whowas: ask for information about a nick which no longer exists

/whowas  <nick>[,<nick>...] [<count> [<target>]]

  nick: nick
 count: number of replies to return (full search if negative number)
target: reply should match this mask

8.10. Options

Sections in file irc.conf:

Section Control command Description

look

/set irc.look.*

Look and feel.

color

/set irc.color.*

Colors.

network

/set irc.network.*

Network options.

msgbuffer

/set irc.msgbuffer.*

Target buffer for IRC messages (options can be added/removed in section).

ctcp

/set irc.ctcp.*

CTCP replies (options can be added/removed in section).

ignore

/ignore

Ignore people.

server_default

/set irc.server_default.*

Default values for servers (used when options in server are not defined).

server

/server
/set irc.server.*

Servers.

Options:

  • irc.color.input_nick

    • description: color for nick in input bar

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: lightcyan

  • irc.color.item_channel_modes

    • description: color for channel modes, near channel name

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: default

  • irc.color.item_lag_counting

    • description: color for lag indicator, when counting (pong not received from server, lag is increasing)

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: default

  • irc.color.item_lag_finished

    • description: color for lag indicator, when pong has been received from server

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: yellow

  • irc.color.item_nick_modes

    • description: color for nick modes in bar item "input_prompt"

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: default

  • irc.color.item_tls_version_deprecated

    • description: color for deprecated TLS versions in bar item "tls_version"

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: yellow

  • irc.color.item_tls_version_insecure

    • description: color for insecure TLS versions in bar item "tls_version"

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: red

  • irc.color.item_tls_version_ok

    • description: color for higher supported TLS version in bar item "tls_version"

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: green

  • irc.color.list_buffer_line_selected

    • description: color for selected line on /list buffer

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: white

  • irc.color.list_buffer_line_selected_bg

    • description: background color for selected line on /list buffer

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: 24

  • irc.color.message_account

    • description: color for text in account messages

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: cyan

  • irc.color.message_chghost

    • description: color for text in "chghost" messages

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: brown

  • irc.color.message_join

    • description: color for text in join messages

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: green

  • irc.color.message_kick

    • description: color for text in kick/kill messages

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: red

  • irc.color.message_quit

    • description: color for text in part/quit messages

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: red

  • irc.color.message_setname

    • description: color for text in "setname" messages

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: brown

  • irc.color.mirc_remap

    • description: remap mirc colors in messages using a hashtable (used only for standard colors, not RGB colors): keys are "fg,bg" as integers between -1 (not specified) and 15, values are WeeChat color names or numbers (format is: "1,-1:color1;2,7:color2"), example: "1,-1:darkgray;1,2:white,blue" to remap black to "darkgray" and black on blue to "white,blue"; default WeeChat colors for IRC codes: 0=white, 1=black, 2=blue, 3=green, 4=lightred, 5=red, 6=magenta, 7=brown, 8=yellow, 9=lightgreen, 10=cyan, 11=lightcyan, 12=lightblue, 13=lightmagenta, 14=darkgray, 15=gray

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "1,-1:darkgray"

  • irc.color.nick_prefixes

    • description: color for nick prefixes using mode char (o=op, h=halfop, v=voice, ..), format is: "o:color1;h:color2;v:color3" (if a mode is not found, WeeChat will try with next modes received from server ("PREFIX"); a special mode "*" can be used as default color if no mode has been found in list)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "y:lightred;q:lightred;a:lightcyan;o:lightgreen;h:lightmagenta;v:yellow;*:lightblue"

  • irc.color.notice

    • description: color for text "Notice" in notices

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: green

  • irc.color.reason_kick

    • description: color for reason in kick/kill messages

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: default

  • irc.color.reason_quit

    • description: color for reason in part/quit messages

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: 244

  • irc.color.term_remap

    • description: remap terminal color numbers in messages using a hashtable (used only for RGB colors as hexadecimal, which are first translated to terminal color numbers): keys are "fg,bg" as integers between -1 (not specified) and 255, values are WeeChat color names or numbers (format is: "1,-1:color1;2,7:color2"), example: "0,-1:darkgray;0,90:white,blue" to remap black to "darkgray" and black on dark magenta to "white,blue"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "0,-1:darkgray"

  • irc.color.topic_current

    • description: color for current channel topic (when joining a channel or using /topic)

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: default

  • irc.color.topic_new

    • description: color for new channel topic (when topic is changed)

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: 36

  • irc.color.topic_old

    • description: color for old channel topic (when topic is changed)

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: 244

  • irc.ctcp.clientinfo

    • description: format for CTCP reply or empty string for blocking CTCP (no reply); content is evaluated, see /help eval; following variables are replaced: ${clientinfo}: list of supported CTCP, ${version}: WeeChat version, ${git}: Git version, ${versiongit}: WeeChat version and Git version, ${compilation}: compilation date, ${osinfo}: info about OS, ${site}: WeeChat site, ${download}: WeeChat site, download page, ${time}: current date and time as text, ${username}: username on server, ${realname}: realname on server

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "${clientinfo}"

  • irc.ctcp.source

    • description: format for CTCP reply or empty string for blocking CTCP (no reply); content is evaluated, see /help eval; following variables are replaced: ${clientinfo}: list of supported CTCP, ${version}: WeeChat version, ${git}: Git version, ${versiongit}: WeeChat version and Git version, ${compilation}: compilation date, ${osinfo}: info about OS, ${site}: WeeChat site, ${download}: WeeChat site, download page, ${time}: current date and time as text, ${username}: username on server, ${realname}: realname on server

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "${download}"

  • irc.ctcp.time

    • description: format for CTCP reply or empty string for blocking CTCP (no reply); content is evaluated, see /help eval; following variables are replaced: ${clientinfo}: list of supported CTCP, ${version}: WeeChat version, ${git}: Git version, ${versiongit}: WeeChat version and Git version, ${compilation}: compilation date, ${osinfo}: info about OS, ${site}: WeeChat site, ${download}: WeeChat site, download page, ${time}: current date and time as text, ${username}: username on server, ${realname}: realname on server

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "${time}"

  • irc.ctcp.version

    • description: format for CTCP reply or empty string for blocking CTCP (no reply); content is evaluated, see /help eval; following variables are replaced: ${clientinfo}: list of supported CTCP, ${version}: WeeChat version, ${git}: Git version, ${versiongit}: WeeChat version and Git version, ${compilation}: compilation date, ${osinfo}: info about OS, ${site}: WeeChat site, ${download}: WeeChat site, download page, ${time}: current date and time as text, ${username}: username on server, ${realname}: realname on server

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "WeeChat ${version}"

  • irc.look.buffer_open_before_autojoin

    • description: open channel buffer before the JOIN is received from server when it is auto joined (with server option "autojoin"); this is useful to open channels with always the same buffer numbers on startup

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • irc.look.buffer_open_before_join

    • description: open channel buffer before the JOIN is received from server when it is manually joined (with /join command)

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • irc.look.buffer_switch_autojoin

    • description: auto switch to channel buffer when it is auto joined (with server option "autojoin")

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • irc.look.buffer_switch_join

    • description: auto switch to channel buffer when it is manually joined (with /join command)

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • irc.look.color_nicks_in_names

    • description: use nick color in output of /names (or list of nicks displayed when joining a channel)

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • irc.look.color_nicks_in_nicklist

    • description: use nick color in nicklist

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • irc.look.color_nicks_in_server_messages

    • description: use nick color in messages from server

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • irc.look.color_pv_nick_like_channel

    • description: use same nick color for channel and private

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • irc.look.ctcp_time_format

    • description: time format used in answer to message CTCP TIME (see man strftime for date/time specifiers, extra specifiers are supported, see function util_strftimeval in Plugin API reference)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "%a, %d %b %Y %T %z"

  • irc.look.display_account_message

    • description: display ACCOUNT messages received when capability account-notify is enabled

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • irc.look.display_away

    • description: display message when (un)marking as away (off: do not display/send anything, local: display locally, channel: send action to channels)

    • type: enum

    • values: off, local, channel

    • default value: local

  • irc.look.display_ctcp_blocked

    • description: display CTCP message even if it is blocked

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • irc.look.display_ctcp_reply

    • description: display CTCP reply sent by WeeChat

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • irc.look.display_ctcp_unknown

    • description: display CTCP message even if it is unknown CTCP

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • irc.look.display_extended_join

    • description: display extra information in the JOIN messages: account name and real name (capability extended-join must be enabled)

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • irc.look.display_host_join

    • description: display host in join messages

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • irc.look.display_host_join_local

    • description: display host in join messages from local client

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • irc.look.display_host_notice

    • description: display host in notice messages

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • irc.look.display_host_quit

    • description: display host in part/quit messages

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • irc.look.display_host_wallops

    • description: display host in wallops messages

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • irc.look.display_join_message

    • description: comma-separated list of messages to display after joining a channel: 324 = channel modes, 329 = channel creation date, 332 = topic, 333 = nick/date for topic, 353 = names on channel, 366 = names count

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "329,332,333,366"

  • irc.look.display_old_topic

    • description: display old topic when channel topic is changed

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • irc.look.display_pv_away_once

    • description: display remote away message only once in private

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • irc.look.display_pv_back

    • description: display a message in private when user is back (after quit on server)

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • irc.look.display_pv_nick_change

    • description: display nick change in private

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • irc.look.display_pv_warning_address

    • description: display a warning in private buffer if the address of remote nick has changed; this option is disabled by default because servers like bitlbee are causing this warning to be displayed when it is not expected (the address of remote nick changes multiple times on login)

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • irc.look.highlight_channel

    • description: comma separated list of words to highlight in channel buffers (case insensitive, use "(?-i)" at beginning of words to make them case sensitive; special variables $nick, $channel and $server are replaced by their values), these words are added to buffer property "highlight_words" only when buffer is created (it does not affect current buffers), an empty string disables default highlight on nick, examples: "$nick", "(?-i)$nick"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "$nick"

  • irc.look.highlight_pv

    • description: comma separated list of words to highlight in private buffers (case insensitive, use "(?-i)" at beginning of words to make them case sensitive; special variables $nick, $channel and $server are replaced by their values), these words are added to buffer property "highlight_words" only when buffer is created (it does not affect current buffers), an empty string disables default highlight on nick, examples: "$nick", "(?-i)$nick"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "$nick"

  • irc.look.highlight_server

    • description: comma separated list of words to highlight in server buffers (case insensitive, use "(?-i)" at beginning of words to make them case sensitive; special variables $nick, $channel and $server are replaced by their values), these words are added to buffer property "highlight_words" only when buffer is created (it does not affect current buffers), an empty string disables default highlight on nick, examples: "$nick", "(?-i)$nick"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "$nick"

  • irc.look.highlight_tags_restrict

    • description: restrict highlights to these tags on irc buffers (to have highlight on user messages but not server messages); tags must be separated by a comma and "+" can be used to make a logical "and" between tags; wildcard "*" is allowed in tags; an empty value allows highlight on any tag

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "irc_privmsg,irc_notice"

  • irc.look.ignore_tag_messages

    • description: add tag "irc_ignored" in ignored messages instead of removing them; that way messages can be filtered with /filter command and toggled on-demand

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • irc.look.item_channel_modes_hide_args

    • description: hide channel modes arguments if at least one of these modes is in channel modes ("*" to always hide all arguments, empty value to never hide arguments); example: "kf" to hide arguments if "k" or "f" are in channel modes

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "k"

  • irc.look.item_display_server

    • description: name of bar item where IRC server is displayed (for status bar)

    • type: enum

    • values: buffer_plugin, buffer_name

    • default value: buffer_plugin

  • irc.look.item_nick_modes

    • description: display nick modes in bar item "input_prompt"

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • irc.look.item_nick_prefix

    • description: display nick prefix in bar item "input_prompt"

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • irc.look.join_auto_add_chantype

    • description: automatically add channel type in front of channel name on command /join if the channel name does not start with a valid channel type for the server; for example: "/join weechat" will in fact send: "/join #weechat"

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • irc.look.list_buffer

    • description: use a dedicated buffer for the output of /list

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • irc.look.list_buffer_scroll_horizontal

    • description: left/right scroll in /list buffer (percent of width)

    • type: integer

    • values: 1 .. 100

    • default value: 10

  • irc.look.list_buffer_sort

    • description: comma-separated list of fields to sort channels (see /help list for a list of fields); char "-" can be used before field to reverse order, char "~" can be used to do a case insensitive comparison; example: "-count,~name" for biggest channels first then case insensitive sort on name

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "~name2"

  • irc.look.list_buffer_topic_strip_colors

    • description: strip channel topic colors in /list buffer

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • irc.look.msgbuffer_fallback

    • description: default target buffer for msgbuffer options when target is private and that private buffer is not found

    • type: enum

    • values: current, server

    • default value: current

  • irc.look.new_channel_position

    • description: force position of new channel in list of buffers (none = default position (should be last buffer), next = current buffer + 1, near_server = after last channel/pv of server)

    • type: enum

    • values: none, next, near_server

    • default value: none

  • irc.look.new_list_position

    • description: force position of new /list buffer in list of buffers (none = default position (should be last buffer), next = current buffer + 1, near_server = after last channel/pv of server)

    • type: enum

    • values: none, next, near_server

    • default value: none

  • irc.look.new_pv_position

    • description: force position of new private in list of buffers (none = default position (should be last buffer), next = current buffer + 1, near_server = after last channel/pv of server)

    • type: enum

    • values: none, next, near_server

    • default value: none

  • irc.look.nick_completion_smart

    • description: smart completion for nicks (completes first with last speakers): speakers = all speakers (including highlights), speakers_highlights = only speakers with highlight

    • type: enum

    • values: off, speakers, speakers_highlights

    • default value: speakers

  • irc.look.nick_mode

    • description: display nick mode (op, voice, ...) before nick (none = never, prefix = in prefix only (default), action = in action messages only, both = prefix + action messages)

    • type: enum

    • values: none, prefix, action, both

    • default value: prefix

  • irc.look.nick_mode_empty

    • description: display a space if nick mode is enabled but nick has no mode (not op, voice, ...)

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • irc.look.nicks_hide_password

    • description: comma separated list of nicks for which passwords will be hidden when a message is sent, for example to hide password in message displayed by "/msg nickserv identify password", example: "nickserv,nickbot"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "nickserv"

  • irc.look.notice_as_pv

    • description: display notices as private messages (if auto, use private buffer if found)

    • type: enum

    • values: auto, never, always

    • default value: auto

  • irc.look.notice_welcome_redirect

    • description: automatically redirect channel welcome notices to the channel buffer; such notices have the nick as target but a channel name in beginning of notice message, for example the ENTRYMSG notices sent by Atheme IRC Services which look like: "[#channel] Welcome to this channel..."

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • irc.look.notice_welcome_tags

    • description: comma separated list of tags used in a welcome notices redirected to a channel, for example: "notify_private"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

  • irc.look.notify_tags_ison

    • description: comma separated list of tags used in messages displayed by notify when a nick joins or quits server (result of command ison or monitor), for example: "notify_message", "notify_private" or "notify_highlight"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "notify_message"

  • irc.look.notify_tags_whois

    • description: comma separated list of tags used in messages displayed by notify when a nick away status changes (result of command whois), for example: "notify_message", "notify_private" or "notify_highlight"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "notify_message"

  • irc.look.open_pv_buffer_echo_msg

    • description: open a private buffer on self message when capability echo-message is enabled

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • irc.look.part_closes_buffer

    • description: close buffer when /part is issued on a channel

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • irc.look.pv_buffer

    • description: merge private buffers

    • type: enum

    • values: independent, merge_by_server, merge_all

    • default value: independent

  • irc.look.pv_tags

    • description: comma separated list of tags used in private messages, for example: "notify_message", "notify_private" or "notify_highlight"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "notify_private"

  • irc.look.raw_messages

    • description: number of raw messages to save in memory when raw data buffer is closed (messages will be displayed when opening raw data buffer)

    • type: integer

    • values: 0 .. 65535

    • default value: 256

  • irc.look.server_buffer

    • description: merge server buffers; this option has no effect if a layout is saved and is conflicting with this value (see /help layout)

    • type: enum

    • values: merge_with_core, merge_without_core, independent

    • default value: merge_with_core

  • irc.look.smart_filter

    • description: filter join/part/quit/nick messages for a nick if not speaking for some minutes on channel (you must create a filter on tag "irc_smart_filter", see /help filter)

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • irc.look.smart_filter_account

    • description: enable smart filter for "account" messages

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • irc.look.smart_filter_chghost

    • description: enable smart filter for "chghost" messages

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • irc.look.smart_filter_delay

    • description: delay for filtering join/part/quit messages (in minutes): if the nick did not speak during the last N minutes, the join/part/quit is filtered

    • type: integer

    • values: 1 .. 10080

    • default value: 5

  • irc.look.smart_filter_join

    • description: enable smart filter for "join" messages

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • irc.look.smart_filter_join_unmask

    • description: delay for unmasking a join message that was filtered with tag "irc_smart_filter" (in minutes): if a nick has joined max N minutes ago and then says something on channel (message, notice or update on topic), the join is unmasked, as well as nick changes after this join (0 = disable: never unmask a join)

    • type: integer

    • values: 0 .. 10080

    • default value: 30

  • irc.look.smart_filter_mode

    • description: enable smart filter for "mode" messages: "*" to filter all modes, "+" to filter all modes in server prefixes (for example "ovh"), "xyz" to filter only modes x/y/z, "-xyz" to filter all modes but not x/y/z; examples: "ovh": filter modes o/v/h, "-bkl": filter all modes but not b/k/l

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "+"

  • irc.look.smart_filter_nick

    • description: enable smart filter for "nick" messages (nick changes)

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • irc.look.smart_filter_quit

    • description: enable smart filter for "part" and "quit" messages

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • irc.look.smart_filter_setname

    • description: enable smart filter for "setname" messages

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • irc.look.temporary_servers

    • description: enable automatic addition of temporary servers with command /connect

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • irc.look.topic_strip_colors

    • description: strip colors in topic (used only when displaying buffer title)

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • irc.look.typing_status_nicks

    • description: display nicks typing on the channel in bar item "typing" (option typing.look.enabled_nicks must be enabled and capability "message-tags" must be enabled on the server)

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • irc.look.typing_status_self

    • description: send self typing status to channels so that other users see when you are typing a message (option typing.look.enabled_self must be enabled and capability "message-tags" must be enabled on the server)

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • irc.network.autoreconnect_delay_growing

    • description: growing factor for autoreconnect delay to server (1 = always same delay, 2 = delay*2 for each retry, etc.)

    • type: integer

    • values: 1 .. 100

    • default value: 2

  • irc.network.autoreconnect_delay_max

    • description: maximum autoreconnect delay to server (in seconds, 0 = no maximum)

    • type: integer

    • values: 0 .. 604800

    • default value: 600

  • irc.network.ban_mask_default

    • description: default ban mask for commands /ban, /unban and /kickban; variables $nick, $user, $ident and $host are replaced by their values (extracted from "nick!user@host"); $ident is the same as $user if $user does not start with "~", otherwise it is set to "*"; this default mask is used only if WeeChat knows the host for the nick

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "*!$ident@$host"

  • irc.network.colors_receive

    • description: when off, colors codes are ignored in incoming messages

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • irc.network.colors_send

    • description: allow user to send colors with special codes (ctrl-c + a code and optional color: b=bold, cxx=color, cxx,yy=color+background, i=italic, o=disable color/attributes, r=reverse, u=underline)

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • irc.network.lag_check

    • description: interval between two checks for lag (in seconds, 0 = never check)

    • type: integer

    • values: 0 .. 604800

    • default value: 60

  • irc.network.lag_max

    • description: maximum lag (in seconds): if this lag is reached, WeeChat will consider that the answer from server (pong) will never be received and will give up counting the lag (0 = never give up)

    • type: integer

    • values: 0 .. 604800

    • default value: 1800

  • irc.network.lag_min_show

    • description: minimum lag to show (in milliseconds)

    • type: integer

    • values: 0 .. 86400000

    • default value: 500

  • irc.network.lag_reconnect

    • description: reconnect to server if lag is greater than or equal to this value (in seconds, 0 = never reconnect); this value must be less than or equal to irc.network.lag_max

    • type: integer

    • values: 0 .. 604800

    • default value: 300

  • irc.network.lag_refresh_interval

    • description: interval between two refreshes of lag item, when lag is increasing (in seconds)

    • type: integer

    • values: 1 .. 3600

    • default value: 1

  • irc.network.notify_check_ison

    • description: interval between two checks for notify with IRC command "ison" (in minutes)

    • type: integer

    • values: 1 .. 10080

    • default value: 1

  • irc.network.notify_check_whois

    • description: interval between two checks for notify with IRC command "whois" (in minutes)

    • type: integer

    • values: 1 .. 10080

    • default value: 5

  • irc.network.sasl_fail_unavailable

    • description: cause SASL authentication failure when SASL is requested but unavailable on the server; when this option is enabled, it has effect only if option "sasl_fail" is set to "reconnect" or "disconnect" in the server

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • irc.network.send_unknown_commands

    • description: send unknown commands to server

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • irc.network.whois_double_nick

    • description: double the nick in /whois command (if only one nick is given), to get idle time in answer; for example: "/whois nick" will send "whois nick nick"

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • irc.server_default.addresses

    • description: list of hostname/port or IP/port for server (separated by comma) (note: content is evaluated, see /help eval; server options are evaluated with ${irc_server.xxx} and ${server} is replaced by the server name)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

  • irc.server_default.anti_flood

    • description: delay in milliseconds between two messages sent to server (anti-flood protection); 0 = disable protection and always send messages immediately (not recommended because the server can close the connection if you send several messages in a short time); internally there are queues with different priorities: when connecting to the server all messages are sent immediately and your messages have higher priority than some automatic messages that are sent in background by WeeChat

    • type: integer

    • values: 0 .. 60000

    • default value: 2000

  • irc.server_default.autoconnect

    • description: automatically connect to server when WeeChat is starting

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • irc.server_default.autojoin

    • description: comma separated list of channels to join after connection to server (and after executing command + delay if they are set); the channels that require a key must be at beginning of the list, and all the keys must be given after the channels (separated by a space) (example: "#channel1,#channel2,#channel3 key1,key2" where #channel1 and #channel2 are protected by key1 and key2) (note: content is evaluated, see /help eval; server options are evaluated with ${irc_server.xxx} and ${server} is replaced by the server name)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

  • irc.server_default.autojoin_dynamic

    • description: set automatically the "autojoin" option according to the channels you manually join and part with commands /join and /part

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • irc.server_default.autoreconnect

    • description: automatically reconnect to server when disconnected

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • irc.server_default.autoreconnect_delay

    • description: delay (in seconds) before trying again to reconnect to server

    • type: integer

    • values: 1 .. 65535

    • default value: 10

  • irc.server_default.autorejoin

    • description: automatically rejoin channels after kick; you can define a buffer local variable on a channel to override this value (name of variable: "autorejoin", value: "on" or "off")

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • irc.server_default.autorejoin_delay

    • description: delay (in seconds) before autorejoin (after kick)

    • type: integer

    • values: 0 .. 86400

    • default value: 30

  • irc.server_default.away_check

    • description: interval between two checks for away (in minutes, 0 = never check)

    • type: integer

    • values: 0 .. 10080

    • default value: 0

  • irc.server_default.away_check_max_nicks

    • description: do not check away nicks on channels with high number of nicks (0 = unlimited)

    • type: integer

    • values: 0 .. 1000000

    • default value: 25

  • irc.server_default.capabilities

    • description: comma-separated list of client capabilities to enable for server if they are available (see /help cap for a list of capabilities supported by WeeChat); "*" enables all capabilities by default (supported by both server and WeeChat); wildcard "*" is allowed; a capability beginning with "!" is excluded (example: "*,!account-*,!extended-join")

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "*"

  • irc.server_default.charset_message

    • description: part of the IRC message (received or sent) which is decoded/encoded to the target charset; message = the whole IRC message (default), channel = starting from the channel name only (if found, with fallback on text), text = starting from the text only (you should try this value if you have issues with the channel name encoding)

    • type: enum

    • values: message, channel, text

    • default value: message

  • irc.server_default.command

    • description: command(s) to run after connection to server and before auto-join of channels (many commands can be separated by ";", use "\;" for a semicolon, special variables $nick, $channel and $server are replaced by their values) (note: commands are evaluated, see /help eval; server options are evaluated with ${irc_server.xxx} and ${server} is replaced by the server name)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

  • irc.server_default.command_delay

    • description: delay (in seconds) after execution of command and before auto-join of channels (example: give some time for authentication before joining channels)

    • type: integer

    • values: 0 .. 3600

    • default value: 0

  • irc.server_default.connection_timeout

    • description: timeout (in seconds) between TCP connection to server and message 001 received, if this timeout is reached before 001 message is received, WeeChat will disconnect from server

    • type: integer

    • values: 1 .. 3600

    • default value: 60

  • irc.server_default.default_chantypes

    • description: channel type prefixes to use if the server does not send them in message 005 (default is "#&")

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "#&"

  • irc.server_default.ipv6

    • description: use IPv6 protocol for server communication (try IPv6 then fallback to IPv4); if disabled, only IPv4 is used

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • irc.server_default.local_hostname

    • description: custom local hostname/IP for server (optional, if empty local hostname is used)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

  • irc.server_default.msg_kick

    • description: default kick message used by commands "/kick" and "/kickban" (note: content is evaluated, see /help eval; special variables ${nick} (self nick), ${target} (target nick), ${channel} and ${server} are replaced by their values)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

  • irc.server_default.msg_part

    • description: default part message (leaving channel) (note: content is evaluated, see /help eval; special variables ${nick}, ${channel} and ${server} are replaced by their values; "%v" is replaced by WeeChat version if there is no ${...} in string)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "WeeChat ${info:version}"

  • irc.server_default.msg_quit

    • description: default quit message (disconnecting from server) (note: content is evaluated, see /help eval; special variables ${nick}, ${channel} and ${server} are replaced by their values; "%v" is replaced by WeeChat version if there is no ${...} in string)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "WeeChat ${info:version}"

  • irc.server_default.nicks

    • description: nicknames to use on server (separated by comma) (note: content is evaluated, see /help eval; ${username} is replaced by system username (fallback to "weechat" if not found), server options are evaluated with ${irc_server.xxx} and ${server} is replaced by the server name)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "${username},${username}2,${username}3,${username}4,${username}5"

  • irc.server_default.nicks_alternate

    • description: get an alternate nick when all the declared nicks are already used on server: add some "_" until the nick has a length of 9, and then replace last char (or the two last chars) by a number from 1 to 99, until we find a nick not used on server

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • irc.server_default.notify

    • description: notify list for server (you should not change this option but use /notify command instead)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

  • irc.server_default.password

    • description: password for server (note: content is evaluated, see /help eval; server options are evaluated with ${irc_server.xxx} and ${server} is replaced by the server name)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

  • irc.server_default.proxy

    • description: name of proxy used for this server (optional, proxy must be defined with command /proxy)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

  • irc.server_default.realname

    • description: real name to use on server (note: content is evaluated, see /help eval; server options are evaluated with ${irc_server.xxx} and ${server} is replaced by the server name)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

  • irc.server_default.registered_mode

    • description: mode that is set on registered users (default is "r")

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "r"

  • irc.server_default.sasl_fail

    • description: action to perform if SASL authentication fails: "continue" to ignore the authentication problem, "reconnect" to schedule a reconnection to the server, "disconnect" to disconnect from server (see also option irc.network.sasl_fail_unavailable)

    • type: enum

    • values: continue, reconnect, disconnect

    • default value: reconnect

  • irc.server_default.sasl_key

    • description: file with ECC private key for mechanism "ecdsa-nist256p-challenge" (path is evaluated, see function string_eval_path_home in plugin API reference)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

  • irc.server_default.sasl_mechanism

    • description: mechanism for SASL authentication: "plain" for plain text password, "scram-sha-1" for SCRAM authentication with SHA-1 digest algorithm, "scram-sha-256" for SCRAM authentication with SHA-256 digest algorithm, "scram-sha-512" for SCRAM authentication with SHA-512 digest algorithm, "ecdsa-nist256p-challenge" for key-based challenge authentication, "external" for authentication using client side TLS certificate

    • type: enum

    • values: plain, scram-sha-1, scram-sha-256, scram-sha-512, ecdsa-nist256p-challenge, external

    • default value: plain

  • irc.server_default.sasl_password

    • description: password for SASL authentication; this option is not used for mechanisms "ecdsa-nist256p-challenge" and "external" (note: content is evaluated, see /help eval; server options are evaluated with ${irc_server.xxx} and ${server} is replaced by the server name)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

  • irc.server_default.sasl_timeout

    • description: timeout (in seconds) before giving up SASL authentication

    • type: integer

    • values: 1 .. 3600

    • default value: 15

  • irc.server_default.sasl_username

    • description: username for SASL authentication; this option is not used for mechanism "external" (note: content is evaluated, see /help eval; server options are evaluated with ${irc_server.xxx} and ${server} is replaced by the server name)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

  • irc.server_default.split_msg_max_length

    • description: split outgoing IRC messages to fit in this number of chars; the default value is 512, this is a safe and recommended value; value 0 disables the split (not recommended, unless you know what you do); allowed values are 0 or any integer between 128 and 4096; this option should be changed only on non-standard IRC servers, for example gateways like bitlbee

    • type: integer

    • values: 0 .. 4096

    • default value: 512

  • irc.server_default.tls

    • description: use TLS for server communication

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • irc.server_default.tls_cert

    • description: TLS certificate file used to automatically identify your nick (path is evaluated, see function string_eval_path_home in plugin API reference)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

  • irc.server_default.tls_dhkey_size

    • description: size of the key used during the Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange

    • type: integer

    • values: 0 .. 2147483647

    • default value: 2048

  • irc.server_default.tls_fingerprint

    • description: fingerprint of certificate which is trusted and accepted for the server; only hexadecimal digits are allowed (0-9, a-f): 128 chars for SHA-512, 64 chars for SHA-256, 40 chars for SHA-1 (insecure, not recommended); many fingerprints can be separated by commas; if this option is set, the other checks on certificates are NOT performed (option "tls_verify") (note: content is evaluated, see /help eval; server options are evaluated with ${irc_server.xxx} and ${server} is replaced by the server name)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

  • irc.server_default.tls_password

    • description: password for TLS certificate's private key; only used with gnutls version >= 3.1.0 (note: content is evaluated, see /help eval; server options are evaluated with ${irc_server.xxx} and ${server} is replaced by the server name)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

  • irc.server_default.tls_priorities

    • description: string with priorities for gnutls (for syntax, see documentation of function gnutls_priority_init in gnutls manual, common strings are: "PERFORMANCE", "NORMAL", "SECURE128", "SECURE256", "EXPORT", "NONE")

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "NORMAL"

  • irc.server_default.tls_verify

    • description: check that the TLS connection is fully trusted

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • irc.server_default.usermode

    • description: user mode(s) to set after connection to server and before executing command and the auto-join of channels; examples: "+R" (to set mode "R"), "+R-i" (to set mode "R" and remove "i"); see /help mode for the complete mode syntax (note: content is evaluated, see /help eval; server options are evaluated with ${irc_server.xxx} and ${server} is replaced by the server name)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

  • irc.server_default.username

    • description: user name to use on server (note: content is evaluated, see /help eval; ${username} is replaced by system username (fallback to "weechat" if not found), server options are evaluated with ${irc_server.xxx} and ${server} is replaced by the server name)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "${username}"

9. Xfer

Xfer plugin brings:

  • direct chat (between two hosts, without server): for example "DCC Chat" via IRC plugin

  • file transfer, for example "DCC" via IRC plugin

9.1. Commands

  • me: send a CTCP action to remote host

/me  <message>

message: message to send
  • xfer: xfer control

/xfer  [list|listfull]

    list: list xfer
listfull: list xfer (verbose)

Without argument, this command opens buffer with xfer list.

9.2. Options

Sections in file xfer.conf:

Section Control command Description

look

/set xfer.look.*

Look and feel.

color

/set xfer.color.*

Colors.

network

/set xfer.network.*

Network options.

file

/set xfer.file.*

Options for files sent/received.

Options:

  • xfer.color.status_aborted

    • description: text color for "aborted" status

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: lightred

  • xfer.color.status_active

    • description: text color for "active" status

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: lightblue

  • xfer.color.status_connecting

    • description: text color for "connecting" status

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: yellow

  • xfer.color.status_done

    • description: text color for "done" status

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: lightgreen

  • xfer.color.status_failed

    • description: text color for "failed" status

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: lightred

  • xfer.color.status_waiting

    • description: text color for "waiting" status

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: lightcyan

  • xfer.color.text

    • description: text color in xfer buffer

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: default

  • xfer.color.text_bg

    • description: background color in xfer buffer

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: default

  • xfer.color.text_selected

    • description: text color of selected line in xfer buffer

    • type: color

    • values: a WeeChat color name (default, black, (dark)gray, white, (light)red, (light)green, brown, yellow, (light)blue, (light)magenta, (light)cyan), a terminal color number or an alias; attributes are allowed before color (for text color only, not background): "%" for blink, "." for "dim" (half bright), "*" for bold, "!" for reverse, "/" for italic, "_" for underline

    • default value: white

  • xfer.file.auto_accept_chats

    • description: automatically accept chat requests (use carefully!)

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • xfer.file.auto_accept_files

    • description: automatically accept incoming files (use carefully!)

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • xfer.file.auto_accept_nicks

    • description: comma-separated list of nicks for which the incoming files and chats are automatically accepted; format is "server.nick" (for a specific server) or "nick" (for all servers); example: "libera.FlashCode,andrew"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

  • xfer.file.auto_check_crc32

    • description: automatically check CRC32 file checksum if it is found in the filename (8 hexadecimal chars)

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: off

  • xfer.file.auto_rename

    • description: rename incoming files if already exists (add ".1", ".2", ...)

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • xfer.file.auto_resume

    • description: automatically resume file transfer if connection with remote host is lost

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • xfer.file.convert_spaces

    • description: convert spaces to underscores when sending and receiving files

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • xfer.file.download_path

    • description: path for writing incoming files (path is evaluated, see function string_eval_path_home in plugin API reference)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "${weechat_data_dir}/xfer"

  • xfer.file.download_temporary_suffix

    • description: temporary filename suffix used during the transfer for a file received, it is removed after successful transfer; if empty string, no filename suffix is used during the transfer

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ".part"

  • xfer.file.upload_path

    • description: path for reading files when sending (path is evaluated, see function string_eval_path_home in plugin API reference)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "~"

  • xfer.file.use_nick_in_filename

    • description: use remote nick as prefix in local filename when receiving a file

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • xfer.look.auto_open_buffer

    • description: auto open xfer buffer when a new xfer is added to list

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • xfer.look.progress_bar_size

    • description: size of progress bar, in chars (if 0, progress bar is disabled)

    • type: integer

    • values: 0 .. 256

    • default value: 20

  • xfer.look.pv_tags

    • description: comma separated list of tags used in private messages, for example: "notify_message", "notify_private" or "notify_highlight"

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: "notify_private"

  • xfer.network.blocksize

    • description: block size for sending packets, in bytes

    • type: integer

    • values: 1024 .. 102400

    • default value: 65536

  • xfer.network.fast_send

    • description: does not wait for ACK when sending file

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • xfer.network.own_ip

    • description: IP or DNS address used for sending and passively receiving files/chats (if empty, local interface IP is used)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

  • xfer.network.port_range

    • description: restricts outgoing files/chats and incoming/passive files to use only ports in the given range (useful for NAT) (syntax: a single port, ie. 5000 or a port range, ie. 5000-5015, empty value means any port, it's recommended to use ports greater than 1024, because only root can use ports below 1024)

    • type: string

    • values: any string

    • default value: ""

  • xfer.network.send_ack

    • description: send acks when receiving files; if disabled, the transfer may freeze if the sender is waiting for acks (for example a WeeChat sending a file with option xfer.network.fast_send set to off); on the other hand, disabling send of acks may prevent a freeze if the acks are not sent immediately to the sender

    • type: boolean

    • values: on, off

    • default value: on

  • xfer.network.speed_limit_recv

    • description: speed limit for receiving files, in kilo-bytes by second (0 means no limit)

    • type: integer

    • values: 0 .. 2147483647

    • default value: 0

  • xfer.network.speed_limit_send

    • description: speed limit for sending files, in kilo-bytes by second (0 means no limit)

    • type: integer

    • values: 0 .. 2147483647

    • default value: 0

  • xfer.network.timeout

    • description: timeout for xfer request (in seconds)

    • type: integer

    • values: 5 .. 2147483647

    • default value: 300

10. Typing notifications

The typing plugin is used to inform other users you are typing messages and show a list of users currently typing a message on the buffer.

It is used by IRC plugin on channel and private buffers, when the "message-tags" capability is enabled (you can check with /cap command).
Under the hood, typing client tag is used, following this specification .

10.1. Activation

For privacy considerations, the typing feature is disabled by default.
If you want to use it, you must enable options in both typing and irc plugins:

/set typing.look.enabled_nicks on
/set typing.look.enabled_self on
/set irc.look.typing_status_nicks on
/set irc.look.typing_status_self on

The typing notifications are displayed at the end of the status bar.

Example of status bar with the "typing" item: "bob" is typing a message and "alice" was typing a message but made a pause:

│[12:55] [6] [irc/libera] 3:#test(+n){4} [Typing: bob, (alice)]                   │
│[@Flashy] █                                                                      │
└─────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘

10.2. Signals sent

When you are typing a message (not a command starting with /), the typing plugin sends signals to inform other plugins (like IRC) that you are typing, and these plugins can then send typing notifications to other users.

The following signals are sent when you are typing messages:

Signal Arguments Description

typing_self_typing

Pointer: buffer.

You are typing a message.

typing_self_paused

Pointer: buffer.

You made a pause while typing a message.

typing_self_cleared

Pointer: buffer.

You cleared the command line without sending the message.

typing_self_sent

Pointer: buffer.

You sent the message to the buffer.

10.3. Signals caught

The typing plugin is catching some signals that can be sent by other plugins (like IRC), to update internal hashtables used to store the typing state of nicks on buffers. These hashtables are used to build the content of "typing" bar item.

The following signals are caught by the typing plugin:

Signal Arguments Description

typing_set_nick