Hexchat Tips

Hexchat is a popular IRC client for Windows. For more information see https://hexchat.github.io Bitlbee indicates user online status via +v and -v modes. Almost all IRC clients will print this mode change to the channel.


Hexchat supports Perl, Python and Lua scripts for customization.

Preventing Hexchat from printing "Bitlbee gives channel half-operator status to $USER"

If you want Hexchat to not print these incessant changes, load the Perl script below in Hexchat. You will probably need the correct version of Perl provided by Hexchat - https://hexchat.github.io/downloads.html Tested with HexChat 2.12.1 and Hexchat provided Perl 5.20.0

# Name:        ignore_chan_voices.pl
# Version:     002
# Author:      LifeIsPain < idontlikespam (at) orvp [dot] net >
# Date:        2010-04-29
# Description: Ignore voices that are given and removed in specified channels.

# Version History
# 001  2010-02-10 Initial Version for someone in #xchat
# 002  2010-04-29 Also ignore raw modes if only item
# 003  2016-05-23 Update for Hexchat, thanks to LifeIsPain < idontlikespam (at) orvp [dot] net >
# Original at https://github.com/hexchat/hexchat-addons/blob/master/perl/ignore_chan_voices/ignore_chan_voices.pl

use strict;
use warnings;
use HexChat qw (:all);

register('Ignore Chan Voices', '002', 'Ignore voice and devoice on specified channels');

for ('Channel Voice', 'Channel DeVoice') {
        hook_print($_, \&ignore_voice);
hook_print('Raw Modes', \&ignore_raw_voice);

# specified the channels you wish to ignore in here, same format, lower case channels
my %ignore_list = (
        '&gtalk' => 1,
        '&steam' => 1,

sub ignore_voice {
        my $chan = lc get_info('channel');
        return EAT_HEXCHAT if (defined $ignore_list{$chan});
        return EAT_NONE;

sub ignore_raw_voice {
        my $chan = get_info('channel');
        return EAT_HEXCHAT if (defined $ignore_list{lc $chan} && $_[0][1] =~ m/^$chan [-+]v /i);
        return EAT_NONE;

This is especially nice for the Steam channel (&steam) as it just shows you contact's online/offline status and they game they are playing.

BitlBee Wiki: Hexchat_tips (last edited 2016-05-23 04:27:03 by Stryjar)