irssi  1.2.3
About: irssi is a terminal based IRC client that also supports SILC and ICB protocols via plugins.
  Fossies Dox: irssi-1.2.3.tar.gz  ("unofficial" and yet experimental doxygen-generated source code documentation)  

irssi Documentation

Some Fossies usage hints in advance:

  1. To see the Doxygen generated documentation please click on one of the items in the steelblue colored "quick index" bar above or use the side panel at the left which displays a hierarchical tree-like index structure and is adjustable in width.
  2. If you want to search for something by keyword rather than browse for it you can use the client side search facility (using Javascript and DHTML) that provides live searching, i.e. the search results are presented and adapted as you type in the Search input field at the top right.
  3. Doxygen doesn't incorporate all member files but just a definable subset (basically the main project source code files that are written in a supported language). So to search and browse all member files you may visit the Fossies irssi-1.2.3.tar.gz contents page and use the Fossies standard member browsing features (also with source code highlighting and additionally with optional code folding).


Build Status

Irssi is a modular chat client that is most commonly known for its text mode user interface, but 80% of the code isn't text mode specific. Irssi comes with IRC support built in, and there are third party ICB, SILC, XMPP (Jabber), PSYC and Quassel protocol modules available.


Download information

Development source installation

git clone
cd irssi
make && sudo make install

Release source installation

tar xJf irssi-*.tar.xz
cd irssi-*
make && sudo make install


See the INSTALL file for details





Security information

Please report security issues to Thanks!

Bugs / Suggestions / Contributing

Check the GitHub issues if it is already listed in there; if not, open an issue on GitHub or send a mail to

Irssi is always looking for developers. Feel free to submit patches through GitHub pull requests.

You can also contact the Irssi developers in #irssi on freenode.