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Revision as of 20:40, 17 January 2014 by >Resistance (Spacing fix)
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This module logs your conversations to some special place on your disk.

Depending on how the log module is loaded, the logs are stored:

 global:  ~/.znc/moddata/log/$user_$network_$channel_YYYYMMDD.log
 user:    ~/.znc/users/$user/moddata/log/$network_$channel_YYYYMMDD.log
 network: ~/.znc/users/$user/networks/$network/moddata/log/$channel_YYYYMMDD.log

(Note that $channel is not an acceptable argument, it's simply there for human readability purposes. Also note that you will need to replace ~/.znc/ with the correct path to the data directory on your system if you use a non-standard setup.)

You can make a symlink for easier access to that location, e.g.

ln -s $HOME/.znc/users/dude/moddata/log/ $HOME/dude_irc_logs


In the znc-0.206 release this module is NOT a core module, see ZNC-Extra for more information on how to use it

In a future ZNC release, this module will mimic directory permissions set on its data directory (moddata/log, in whatever location appropriate to the mode it is running in; see above) when creating new subdirectories. However, as of 2013-08-20, umasks may interfere with it and result in less access being granted than expected. For example, the module may be unable to grant write access to Group or World (umask 0022).

To get the directory permission inheritance under ZNC 1.0, use this file and znc-buildmod log.cpp, then move the module to the ZNC modules directory.



This user module takes up to one argument. Path where to store logs. It can contain $USER, $NETWORK and $WINDOW substitutes.

Read loading modules to learn more about loading modules. Load the module to start logging, unload it to stop logging. Kinda easy, eh?


This module does not support any commands.


The log module uses the "energymech" format so it can be used with pisg if so desired.

Example Config

       Logfile = "/home/znc/.znc/users/efnet/moddata/log/#znc_*.log"
       Format = "energymech"
       Network = "EFnet"
       OutputFile = "znc.html"