#674 new enhancement

Sending multiline messages

Reported by: zuran_ Owned by:
Priority: wishlist Milestone:
Component: BitlBee Version: 1.3dev
Keywords: multiline messaging Cc:
IRC client+version: Client-independent Operating System: Public server
OS version/distro:


I'd like to see support for sending multiline messages with bitlbee. The way to do this would probably be using an escaped newline character, for instance "\n" or whatever you see fit.



Sending someone "Hello\n\nHow are you?" would display as:


How are you?"


If it doesn't already do so, it could also be implemented in the buddy_sendbuffer/send_buffer feature, so that multiline pastes shows as multiline at the recievers.

Just to be sure someone doesn't get a \n translated into a newline by accident, it could be an option, defaulting to "off".

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comment:1 Changed at 2012-12-02T08:03:27Z by yes, exactly. this.


comment:2 Changed at 2017-01-17T18:50:13Z by budkin

is there any progress on this? is it already implemented? I tried paste_buffer setting and it didn't work, it still sends separate messages

comment:3 Changed at 2017-01-17T22:41:46Z by dx

It works, set a high enough timeout and ensure your client doesn't delay messages with its own flood control.

comment:4 Changed at 2017-01-18T12:13:23Z by budkin

Thank you for a quick response. I can't get it to work in weechat, maybe I should change some setting? It works in other clients out of the box, though, I tried irssi and hexchat

comment:5 Changed at 2017-01-18T13:16:50Z by anonymous

ah, I found it. had to set "irc.server.<server>.anti_flood_prio_high" to 0

comment:6 Changed at 2017-01-18T13:55:45Z by budkin

now, when I send a multiline message to someone on Telegram, the lines are glued together in one big line, regardless of the client I use. It's probably a libpurple or purple-telegram bug

comment:7 Changed at 2017-01-18T20:52:47Z by wilmer

Could even be that Telegram is HTML-ish and interprets all kinds of whitespace like single horizontal spaces? (Wild guess.)

comment:8 Changed at 2017-01-18T22:35:21Z by budkin

No, it's a bug in the telegram plugin for libpurple,see

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