| This is an external module.
Please note that it may or may not work with the current release (1.6.5).
This module is not included in the default ZNC installation, and you will need to manually compile it before you can load this module.
Contact the author if you have any questions, but feel free to ask on #znc (chat.freenode.net). Someone might be able to help you there.
znc-backlog is a ZNC module that makes it easy to request backlog. Its intended use is for when you have just launched your IRC client and gotten a few lines of backlog sent to you, but want to read more. Instead of having to deal with shelling into the box where you run ZNC and manually sifting through the logs, you can issue a short command in your IRC client to request any amount of the most recent lines of log.
At the moment you must specify a log path manually:
/msg *backlog LogPath /path/to/your/logs/$USER_$NETWORK_$WINDOW_*.log
$USER will be replaced with your ZNC username, $NETWORK with the current network and $WINDOW with the requested channel/window name. The last found asterisk character '*' in the string is assumed to be a date, and the order in which the files are read is determined by a simple alphabetical sort. (ie. date format order must be year-month-date)
Optionally, you may specify this path as an argument to the module.
After the module is loaded and LogPath is set, you can request for logs with:
/msg *backlog <window-name> [num-lines]
/msg *backlog #znc 42
[num-lines] is optional and defaults to 150.
Help (print this text) LogPath <path> (use keywords $USER, $NETWORK, $WINDOW and an asterisk * for date) PrintStatusMsgs true/false (print join/part/rename messages)
In weechat, you can create an alias to make requesting logs for the current window easier:
/alias bl msg *backlog $channel $1
Now you can: