Filters

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Filters are a simple yet useful system to replace text. They can be applied to incoming or outgoing IRC chat.

How to Use

Just go to Prefs -> Filters and setup your own.

  • REGEXP - This is a javascript regular expression to match against
  • Replacement - The text you want to replace with
  • In - If checked, it'll be applied to any incoming IRC chat
  • Out - If checked, it'll be applied to any outgoing IRC chat

Note that the filters are applied from first to last, only once.

For the regular expression syntax, see https://developer.mozilla.org/En/Core_JavaScript_1.5_Guide/Regular_Expressions

If part of the regex is going to be in the replacement, place it in parenthesis, and call it by $<number> where the number is signified by which set of parenthesis it is.

Possible Usages

(Feel free to add any that you use that aren't on here.)

  • Replace irritating abbreviations:
    • BRB -> Be right back
    • i18n -> internationalization
  • Filter out offensive words:
    • Damn -> by the beard of Zeus!
  • Store commonly used responses:
    • tellWidget -> "The widget is a fantastic thing that you can find more info about here....."
  • default:
  • Use a matched text within the replaced string

Examples

  • ^gn$
    • Matches only if you send "gn". Will not match " gn" or "gn " or "You have a gn".
    • [Start of line][g][n][End of line]