Irssi

Irssi

Chat Client

Est. 1999

Getting Irssi

Read tutorials and docs

What’s new

2022-07-17 Irssi 1.4.2 Released

About

Irssi is a modular text mode chat client. It comes with IRC support built in.

Themes

Irssi is completely themeable. Every single message can be themed. True colours can be used in your themes. Check the theme gallery for some impressions.

Modules

Irssi makes it easy to write protocol modules in C. You can enjoy the chatting power of Irssi in combination with IRC, ICB or SILC. Find more modules on the Modules page.

Scripting

Irssi features a sane and minimal scripting API together with a coherent signal handling mechanism. There are many existing scripts for Irssi, see Finding scripts for some good resources.