November 19, 2003

[Hack] Audiable PuTTY + screen + irssi

You may use PuTTY to ssh to a remote host, then connect to IRC server via irssi, and keep it alive by using screen, just like me. But I think that less people will resize their PuTTY window into 128 x 14 and keep it on top of desktop (but I do). For those who will switch PuTTY to background, they may like to hear a alert sound when some keywords (e.g., their own ID) appeared on IRC channel.

Here is a tutorial from my friend "asee," which can make this possible:

  • Enter the following commend in irssi, to enable irssi making a sounding signal:
    1. /set beep_when_window_active ON
    2. /set beep_when_away ON
    3. /set beep_msg_level MSGS NOTICES DCC DCCMSGS HILIGHT
    4. /set bell_beeps ON
  • Press the follow keys in screen, to make screen relay sounding signal from irssi:
    • <Ctrl>-<a> <Ctrl>-<g>
  • Modify your PuTTY configuration as below, to let PuTTY play a choosen wave file when receiving any sounding signal:
    • Terminal » Bell » Set the style of the bell » Play a custom sound file
  • Now you can hear when anyone paging you on IRC channel.

    Posted by Jedi at November 19, 2003 11:17 AM | 中文版 (Chinese Version) | TrackBack (0)
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    Thanks, nice to have this.

    Posted by KickMe at September 24, 2006 06:07 PM
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    Be sure to save your new irssi settings with /save before you quit. Great tip, thanks!

    Posted by at June 2, 2007 11:25 AM
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