smuxi-frontend-stfl man page

smuxi-frontend-stfl — terminal frontend for Smuxi chat client


smuxi-frontend-stfl [-dlh] [-e engine]


smuxi-frontend-stfl is a terminal frontend for the Smuxi chat client, powered by the STFL library. It can operate standalone or attached to a remote Smuxi engine.

The options are as follows:

-d, --debug

Turn on debugging. Debug logs are sent to $XDG_DATA_HOME/smuxi/smuxi-frontend-stfl.log , and older logs are moved to the date of usage.

-h, --help

Show the arguments Smuxi takes.

-l, --list-engines

List the available engines Smuxi can connect to.

-e engine, --engine=engine

Connect to a remote engine.

Key Bindings

The keyboards are similar to that of irssi and similar clients. Note that some terminal control characters (like C-c, C-z, etc) are not intercepted. Common line editing keys that work in graphical applications will also work. In the following examples, C-x means Control-x.


complete nickname


move up the scrollback


move down the scrollback

C-p, C-PageUp

previous window

C-n, C-PageDown

next window


jump to the previous word


jump to the next word


delete word


exit frontend

Smuxi Commands

Like most IRC clients, Smuxi uses commands prefixed with "/", and most use the same commands, also including its own set of commands for the client and engine. In the following examples, the "/" prefix is not included.


Exit the Smuxi frontend gracefully.

window close

Closes the current window.

window number

Goes to the window with that number.

connect protocol protocol-parameters

Connects to the server with the given protocol.

connect network

Connects to the preset network.

disconnect server

Disconnects from server. If no parameter is passed, then the server associated with the current window will be disconnected.

config list

Lists the configuration options.

config get key

Get the configuration key's value.

config set key=value

Set the configuration key's value.


Shuts down the current engine.



smuxi debug log


smuxi local engine config


smuxi frontend configuration and remote engine list

See Also

smuxi-frontend-gnome(1), smuxi-server(1), smuxi-message-buffer(1)



Smuxi, including this frontend, was written by Mirco Bauer. Contributions to this frontend were also made by Ondřej Hošek and Andrius Bentkus.

This manpage was written by Calvin Buckley.

Referenced By

smuxi-frontend-gnome(1), smuxi-message-buffer(1), smuxi-server(1).

February 23, 2014