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4 Modules

One way to add functionality to ERC is to customize which of its many modules are loaded.

There is a spiffy customize interface, which may be reached by typing M-x customize-option RET erc-modules RET. Alternatively, set erc-modules manually and then call erc-update-modules.

The following is a list of available modules.

autoaway

Set away status automatically

autojoin

Join channels automatically

bbdb

Integrate with the Big Brother Database

button

Buttonize URLs, nicknames, and other text

capab-identify

Mark unidentified users on freenode and other servers supporting CAPAB.

completion (aka pcomplete)

Complete nicknames and commands (programmable)

fill

Wrap long lines

identd

Launch an identd server on port 8113

irccontrols

Highlight or remove IRC control characters

log

Save buffers in logs

match

Highlight pals, fools, and other keywords

menu

Display a menu in ERC buffers

netsplit

Detect netsplits

noncommands

Don’t display non-IRC commands after evaluation

notify

Notify when the online status of certain users changes

notifications

Send you a notification when you get a private message, or your nickname is mentioned

page

Process CTCP PAGE requests from IRC

readonly

Make displayed lines read-only

replace

Replace text in messages

ring

Enable an input history

scrolltobottom

Scroll to the bottom of the buffer

services

Identify to Nickserv (IRC Services) automatically

smiley

Convert smileys to pretty icons

sound

Play sounds when you receive CTCP SOUND requests

spelling

Check spelling of messages

stamp

Add timestamps to messages

track

Track channel activity in the mode-line

truncate

Truncate buffers to a certain size

unmorse

Translate morse code in messages

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