#1258 closed defect (fixed)

Is there a MOTD line limit? Cut off after line 43 in IRC client.

Reported by: anonymous Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: IRC Version: devel
Keywords: Cc:
IRC client+version: Client-independent Operating System: Linux
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I'm wondering if there is a line limit hardcoded of 43 in bitlbee. Because in my IRC client - KDE/Konversation - the MOTD shows only up to line 43 and everything beyond is missing.

I created a summary of the most important things as MOTD for a quick reference to avoid clicking through the wiki everytime when I forget something. My MOTD has 137 lines and contains a total of 5986 characters.

If this is the case, where can I find the responsibly code so I can change it by myself. Or is this a limitation in the IRC standard itself?

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comment:1 Changed at 2016-07-07T01:27:05Z by dx

You could just join irc to ask questions like this. For some reason I didn't get an email about this one until now.

Anyway the limit is 2048 characters, it's in the irc_send_motd function in irc_send.c

Out of curiosity, what kind of stuff did you write there that isn't in the built-in help?

comment:2 Changed at 2016-07-07T08:57:12Z by anonymous

Thanks for the reply, I changed this to 1MB (1048576) and tweaked some other stuff to fit my preferences. I store there several information about account management, like creating filter channels (contact lists) and other account modifications. It's easier and faster, than typing help commands all the time. I also compiled a list of supported services including custom plugins for a quick lookup :)

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