Recently I want to log my IRC traffic even when I’m away so I registered a free shell account on shellmix.com and configured ZNC to run on it. ERC is my choice of IRC client. It’s powerful and heavily customizable because of Emacs’ nature (E-Lisp for extensions). Here’s my .emacs config:
;; erc logging (setq erc-generate-log-file-name-function 'erc-generate-log-file-name-with-date erc-log-matches-flag t erc-save-buffer-on-part nil erc-save-queries-on-quit nil erc-log-write-after-send t erc-log-write-after-insert t erc-log-file-coding-system 'utf-8)
Above config makes ERC log every message and write to log files right after receive or send. I don’t want it to write when I close Emacs and then ask for saving ~.~, which is the default behavior.
That’s all, folks .