Help: exec

Syntax

EXEC [-] [-nosh] [-out | -msg <target> | -notice <target>] [-name <name>] <cmd line>
EXEC -out | -window | -msg <target> | -notice <target> | -close | -<signal> %<id>
EXEC -in %<id> <text to send to process>

Parameters

-: Suppresses the process termination notification.
-nosh: Doesn’t execute the command through /bin/sh.
-out: Sends the output to the active channel or query.
-msg: Sends the output to the specified nickname or channel.
-notice: Sends the output to the specified nickname or channel as notices.
-name: Gives the process the specified name.
-window: Displays the output in the active window.
-close: Forcibly closes a process that doesn’t die.
-<signal>: Sends the given signal to the process.
-in: Sends text to the standard input of the process.
-interactive: Executes the process in a new window item.

The command to execute; if no output parameter is given, the active window will be used and if no parameters are given at all, the list of active processes will be displayed.

Description

Executes the specified command in the background; the process can be accessed by its id or the name you gave it.

The output of the process can be redirected to various targets, such as a window, a channel, a nickname or a query.

The process identifier must always begin with the ‘%’ character. For example %0.

If you remove a process with the close parameter, it will only make Irssi detach from it; the process will keep running until it terminates.

Examples

/EXEC
/EXEC ls
/EXEC -msg #irssi cat unicorn.txt
/EXEC -out cat /etc/passwd | grep $USER | awk -F: '{print $5}'
/EXEC -name ssh -nosh -interactive -window ssh staff.irssi.org
/EXEC -close mailserver
/EXEC -close %0

See also

CAT, CD, ECHO, EVAL