#699 new enhancement

nick_format compatible with renamed nicks (rename cmd)

Reported by: harmen@… Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: BitlBee Version: devel
Keywords: nick_format rename Cc:
IRC client+version: Client-independent Operating System: Linux
OS version/distro:


Hi there,

First of all, congrats with the new bitlbee version, 3.x was REALLY what I was looking forward to for decades. :-)

I've got a feature request though. I noticed that the new setting "nick_format" doesn't apply to manually changed nicks with "rename".

On the IRC channel I was told that this was probably by design, so I decided to file a feature request for it. :-)

I kinda use that sometimes to match someone's nick to the name I known them best by.

Would be great if you had the time to take a look at this...

BTW this is the 3.0 version, but that's version is not yet selectable in the pulldown menu. :-)


Harmen (Murf)

Attachments (0)

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed at 2010-10-23T03:40:42Z by wilmer

Yeah, this is more or less by design, nick_format sets the auto-generated nick and any manually-set nick will always override it.

I can see the point for this, but also fear there are some implementation issues here in making it happen. I'll think about it!

comment:2 Changed at 2010-11-23T07:15:26Z by deurk

I second that request. Maybe adding a parameter to the command like %setnick which would just be replaced by what the user has been renamed to so that we can use for example nick_format = '[%account]%setnick or something similar.

Modify Ticket

as new The ticket will remain with no owner.

Add Comment

E-mail address and name can be saved in the Preferences.

Note: See TracTickets for help on using tickets.