Making irssi refresh work with tmux

The first time you try using irssi with tmux you might notice that on screens larger than 40 rows the refresh functionality does not work. This is a known not-really-an-issue tmux requires a particular term and is quite clear about it in the docs (if you read them I did not). Found the solution here, when you start tmux set the term for it correctly:





9 thoughts on “Making irssi refresh work with tmux”

1. Aaron says:

Worked for me. Thanks!

2. Shawn says:

Thanks for this. I was scratching my head over this issue since it only recently broke for me. (I changed my default TERM line in tmux). This fixed it perfectly.

3. REUBEN says:

Finally something that works. Have had the same problem with vimpc. Started using irssi very recently and didn’t want to have another separate window just because it didn’t refresh correctly. In irssi I was getting by ctrl+l to refresh. But this worked liked charm. Thanks!

4. hatt says:

this saved me, too. Thanks!

5. Teppo Tohveli says:

Thank you so much! I was having so much trouble with this, trying to find proper words for google. This worked perfectly. *Thumbs up*

6. Joohan says:

Thank you for this, I’ve been wondering why I was unable to scrollup and have irssi refresh the whole page… Now it’s working – a little late though :)

7. Anonymous Coward says:

I used this:

set -g default-terminal “screen-256color”

on my .tmux.conf and it worked correctly for all my use cases, instead of setting an alias just for irssi.

1. Grant says:

Thank you for sharing that.

8. User says:

Great stuff, that saved my life, thanks!!