taskWeeChat - Tasks: task #5597, Allow user command upon highlight


task #5597: Allow user command upon highlight

Submitter:  Aaron Griffin <phrakture>
Submitted:  Wed 24 May 2006 08:02:45 PM UTC
Category:  display Should Start On:  Wed 24 May 2006 12:00:00 AM UTC
Should be Finished on:  Wed 24 May 2006 12:00:00 AM UTC Priority:  * 5 - Normal
Status:  Cancelled Privacy:  Public
Percent Complete:  0% Assigned to:  flashcode
Originator Name:  phrakture Open/Closed:  Closed
Planned Release:  None IRC nick: 
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Wed 31 May 2006 07:20:48 AM UTC, comment #3: 

It's possible to catch highlight event with script today, like following code in Perl:

weechat::add_message_handler("weechat_highlight", "highlight");
sub highlight {

Please look at WeeChat doc for other possible events you can use.

Sebastien Helleu <flashcode>
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Wed 24 May 2006 08:28:19 PM UTC, comment #2: 

This is already possible by merging awaylog.pl and exec.pl and change it apropriately.

Jiri Golembiovsky <golemj>
Wed 24 May 2006 08:10:04 PM UTC, comment #1: 

I would also really like to see this feature in weechat.  Makes using any notification as simple as calling an executable.

Wed 24 May 2006 08:02:45 PM UTC, original submission:  

Allowing some sort of "exec" command to fire off upon highlight would be a great addition.  This would allow for the "beep on highlight" rather trivially, using aplay or some such tool.  One could also configure gnu screen to flag the window, or numerous other things.

I'm aware this could potentially be done with a plugin, however, it would be duplication of work, as the plugin would have to watch all windows for highlight text, then fire off a command.

Perhaps this can be done by mapping a weechat command to the highlight event, allowing for one to use an "exec" plugin (i.e. shell.py) to then do the real aplay command.

Aaron Griffin <phrakture>


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