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Old 04-04-2012, 04:47 PM   #1
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irssi changing the theme


HI..well ive just downloaded irssi and i really want to change the theme to do this i have to open the irssi files, i downloaded it using the terminal, but i dont no or cant find the irssi software i downloaded.? i need to put the new themes in to here..~/.irssi/ directory. i tried doing this in the terminal, im not sure what to do next.I looked in my home folder but i cant see any files to do with irssi.some guidance would be appreciated thanks.
SO basically i need to open this ~/.irssi/directory to put the theme files in to it.
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:05 PM   #2
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.~/.irssi/ directory. i tried doing this in the terminal but got no joy,
"no joy" is not a particularly good way of describing a problem. What exactly happens?

edit: If the ~/.irssi directory doesn't exist, just create it with

Code:
mkdir ~/.irssi

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Old 04-04-2012, 05:15 PM   #3
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"no joy" is not a particularly good way of describing a problem. What exactly happens?

edit: If the ~/.irssi directory doesn't exist, just create it with

Code:
mkdir ~/.irssi
Thanks for reply but i already done this, but got error cannot mkdir: cannot create directory `/home/decksmasher/.irssi': File exists

Regards DEX
 
Old 04-04-2012, 05:19 PM   #4
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Thanks for reply but i already done this, but got error cannot mkdir: cannot create directory `/home/decksmasher/.irssi': File exists

Regards DEX
Thanks for your reply first post edit..i managed to change the theme by doing this..wget -P ~/.irssi http://static.quadpoint.org/irssi/fear2.theme

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Old 04-04-2012, 05:25 PM   #5
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I'm glad you solved your problem
I guess your initial problem stemmed from the fact that any directory/file with . at the beginning is hidden so you can't see it in a file manager by default. You have to change the settings to view hidden directories to be able to access them. If you use command line to copy files, you would have to issue the following (just an example):

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cp ~/Downloads/fear2.theme ~/.irssi
 
Old 04-04-2012, 07:45 PM   #6
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I'm glad you solved your problem
I guess your initial problem stemmed from the fact that any directory/file with . at the beginning is hidden so you can't see it in a file manager by default. You have to change the settings to view hidden directories to be able to access them. If you use command line to copy files, you would have to issue the following (just an example):

Code:
cp ~/Downloads/fear2.theme ~/.irssi
Thanks this answers a lot.. I just worked it out, go to the directory, example home/decksmasher/ then press ctrl + H and this shows all the hidden files..Regards DEX

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