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h1. Quassel Logging


Quassel saves all logs into the database, it never forgets backlogs unless you delete a buffer. You can either scroll back in chat windows as far as you like, or you can use a tool to dump or view the logs in plaintext format.

h2. Tools

h3. dumplog

this tool (written in Python) dumps quassel logs to a file. Currently it exports mIRC format.
You can get it at


it is rather self-explanatory, telling you if something went wrong. you can run it with

*default database path (ok for most unixes)*
<pre>python -u username -n network -c "#channel" -o channel.log</pre>

*custom database path (Windows etc.)*
<pre>python -d "C:\Quassel\quassel-storage.sqlite"</pre>

>*show users in quasseldb*
>*show networks for quassel user john*
><pre>python -u john</pre>
>*show channels for network Freenode for user john*
><pre>python -u john -n Freenode</pre>
>*dump channel #quassel on network Freenode for user john to file quassel.log*
><pre>python -u john -n Freenode -c "#quassel" -o quassel.log</pre>

*Limitations / Known Issues*
dumplog currently only handles sqlite databases, postgres shouldn't be too hard if requested though.
nasty charset conversion takes place, gonna be fixed soon
topics will only be properly parsed with English logs, need to talk with Sput/EgS about that ;P

this tool is not maintained by quassel staff, contact Gentle on Freenode for bugs or feature requests

h3. quasselsuche

A webbased Quassel-Search-Engine for Quassel IRC


Snapshots and git version tracker can be found here:

this tool is not maintained by quassel staff, contact m4yer on Freenode for bugs or feature requests

h3. Windows - Portable quasselsuche

This is the same quasselsuche as above, pre-packaged for Windows with a web server ("mongoose": and php. Just *extract* and *run start-search-server.bat*. No install required and no traces are left outside the extracted directory. Further info and instructions are available at readme.txt in that package.

Current version is 1.1 (updated 2012-08-19): "portable-quassel-backlog-search-v1.1.7z":

*Note - The above package is 9 MB since it includes php. If you already have a local copy of php (zipped package for windows), you can download a smaller package (180 KB) to which you would need to extract php yourself: "portable-quassel-backlog-search-v1.1-NO-PHP.7z":

this tool is not maintained by quassel staff, contact Avi Halachmi (avih avih on Freenode) Freenode for bugs or feature requests