A quick guide to log messages using irssi. Made this guide to record Edgy1’s IRC.

Install irssi:

$  sudo apt install irssi

Open irssi

$ irssi

Execute the following on the irssi window:

/set nick nick
/set real_name John doe
/set user_name nick
/server add -auto -network edgy1net irc.edgy1.net
/network add -autosendcmd '^MSG NickServ identify nick pass' edgy1net
/channel add -auto #VineMine edgy1net
/set timestamp_format %Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S%z
/set log_timestamp %Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S%z
/set autolog on
/connect edgy1net
/join #VineMine
/layout save

nick is the nickname
irc.edgy1.net is the IRC Server
edgy1net is the servername (you can set this to any name)
pass is the password you used when registering with NickServ
#VineMine is the target channel name
The datetime format will be: 2021-03-08 10:57:50+0800, check the references for more information.

View the log file at: /home/$USERNAME/irclogs/<Server>/#CHANNELNAME



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