log

Syntax

LOG OPEN [-noopen] [-autoopen] [-window] [-<server tag>] [-targets <targets>] [-colors] <fname> [<levels>]
LOG CLOSE <id>|<file>
LOG START <id>|<file>
LOG STOP <id>|<file>

Parameters

OPEN:

Opens a log file.

CLOSE:

Closes a log file.

START:

Starts logging a log entry.

STOP:

Stops logging a log entry.

-noopen:

Saves the entry in the configuration, but doesn’t actually start logging.

-autoopen:

Automatically opens the log at startup.

-window:

Displays the output to the active window, or the window specified in the targets parameter.

-<server tag>:

The server tag the targets must be on.

-targets:

Logs the specified nicknames or channels.

-colors:

Also log the color codes of the messages.

The filename of the log and the levels to match; if no argument is given, the list of open logs will be displayed.

Description

Opens a log file and stores the messages of the given targets into it; the log files will be locked so multiple clients cannot log to the same file.

You may use any of the date formats to create a log rotation; we strongly recommend you to enable autolog if you are interested in keeping logs.

Examples

/LOG OPEN -targets mike ~/irclogs/mike.log MSGS
/LOG OPEN -targets #irssi-freenode ~/irclogs/freenode/irssi-%Y-%m-%d
/LOG CLOSE ~/irclogs/freenode/irssi-%Y-%m-%d
/LOG STOP ~/irclogs/freenode/irssi-%Y-%m-%d
/LOG START ~/irclogs/freenode/irssi-%Y-%m-%d

/SET autolog ON

References

https://github.com/irssi/irssi/blob/master/docs/formats.txt

See also

SET, LOG, WINDOW, LOG