The configuration is saved to
~/.irssi/config file. You can edit
it with text editor if you want, you can also add comments to it
and they stay there even if
/SAVE is used. Comments are the lines
# character. Any errors in config file are displayed
Irssi uses it’s own config library for handling the config file. The format is pretty much the same as in libPropList and should be easily understandable.
You can reload the config file on the fly with
/RELOAD command, you
can also read a different config file with
If you change any settings, they aren’t saved to file until you use
/SAVE. You can save the config file to different place with
You can view or change the settings with
/SET without any arguments displays all the settings.
/SET <key> displays settings which key (partly) matches
/SET <key> <value> sets
Boolean settings accepts only values
TOGGLE. You can
/TOGGLE command to change them, so
/TOGGLE <key> behaves
/SET <key> TOGGLE.
/TOGGLE also accepts arguments
/TOGGLE behaves exactly like
Remember that changes are not saved until you use
/SAVE, or until
the periodic auto-save, or on
/QUIT when auto-save is enabled.
For a complete documentation of the available settings, refer to the Settings Documentation.