weechat-headless [-a|--no-connect] [--daemon] [--stdout] [-d|--dir <path>] [-t|--temp-dir] [-p|--no-plugin] [-P|--plugins <plugins>] [-r|--run-command <command>] [-s|--no-script] [--upgrade] [debug-option...] [plugin:option...] weechat-headless [-c|--colors] weechat-headless [-h|--help] weechat-headless [-l|--license] weechat-headless [-v|--version]
WeeChat (Wee Enhanced Environment for Chat) is a free chat client, fast and light, designed for many operating systems. It is highly customizable and extensible with scripts.
The command weechat-headless runs WeeChat in a headless mode (no interface). It can be used for tests or to daemonize WeeChat with the option "--daemon".
- -a, --no-connect
Disable auto-connect to servers when WeeChat is starting.
- -c, --colors
Display default colors in terminal.
Run WeeChat in background, as a daemon (works only with the command weechat-headless).
Display log messages on standard output instead of writing them in log file (works only with the command weechat-headless, not compatible with option "--daemon").
- -d, --dir <path>
Force a single directory for all WeeChat files (directory is created if not found). Four directories can be given, separated by colons (in this order: config, data, cache, runtime). If this option is not given, the environment variable WEECHAT_HOME is used (if not empty).
- -t, --temp-dir
Create a temporary WeeChat home directory and delete it on exit (incompatible with option "-d").
The name of the directory is automatically built by WeeChat, with this template: "weechat_temp_XXXXXX" (where "XXXXXX" is random). It it created in the first available directory in this list: environment variable "TMPDIR", "/tmp" (may be different according to the operating system), environment variable "HOME", current directory.
The temporary home directory has permissions 0700 (only owner can read, write and execute).
- -h, --help
- -l, --license
Display WeeChat license.
- -p, --no-plugin
Disable plugins auto-load.
- -P, --plugins <plugins>
Load only these plugins at startup (see /help weechat.plugin.autoload). If this option is given, the option weechat.plugin.autoload is not used.
- -r, --run-command <command>
Run command(s) after startup; many commands can be separated by semicolons, this option can be given multiple times.
- -s, --no-script
Disable scripts auto-load.
Upgrade WeeChat using session files generated with command
- -v, --version
Display WeeChat version.
Option for a plugin.
WARNING: these options are for debug purposes only, DO NOT USE IN PRODUCTION!
Do not call the function dlclose after plugins are unloaded. This is useful with tools like Valgrind to display stack for unloaded plugins.
Do not call the init and deinit functions of GnuTLS library. This is useful with tools like Valgrind and electric-fence, to prevent GnuTLS memory errors.
Do not call the init and deinit functions of Gcrypt library. This is useful with tools like Valgrind, to prevent Gcrypt memory errors.
For complete doc on plugin options, please look at plugins documentation in WeeChat user’s guide.
With irc plugin, you can connect to temporary server with an URL like:
To join WeeChat IRC channel support with nick "mynick":
IPv6 address can be enclosed in brackets to add a port after address, for example:
main WeeChat configuration file
plugins configuration file
configuration file with secured data
configuration file for alias plugin
configuration file for buflist plugin
configuration file for charset plugin
configuration file for exec plugin
configuration file for fifo plugin
configuration file for fset plugin
configuration file for guile plugin
configuration file for irc plugin
configuration file for logger plugin
configuration file for lua plugin
configuration file for perl plugin
configuration file for php plugin
configuration file for python plugin
configuration file for relay plugin
configuration file for ruby plugin
configuration file for script plugin
configuration file for spell plugin
configuration file for tcl plugin
configuration file for trigger plugin
configuration file for typing plugin
configuration file for xfer plugin
WeeChat log file
This manpage was written by Sébastien Helleu.
WeeChat is written by Sébastien Helleu and contributors (complete list is in the Authors.adoc file).
Copyright © 2003-2021 Sébastien Helleu
WeeChat is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
Please read the COPYING file for more information.
Support / Reporting Bugs
For help or a bug report: https://weechat.org/about/support