Difference between revisions of "Filters"

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* default:
* default:
** \bmibbiturl\b -> http://www.mibbit.com/chat/  (\b = word boundary)
** \bmibbiturl\b -> http://www.mibbit.com/chat/  (\b = word boundary)
* Use a matched text within the replaced string
** \b([^ ]+)url\b -> http://www.$1.com -> mozillaurl -> http://www.mozilla.com

Revision as of 13:16, 7 May 2009

(for registered main client users only at the moment)

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

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

You could use this to:

  • 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