erc-hl-nicks - ERC Module to Highlight Nicknames
I already have a nickname highlighter, why should I switch?
If you’re happy with what you’re using, you shouldn’t. (If it ain’t broke…) BUT, if you are interested in trying something new, here are some things you should know:
- erc-hl-nicks is based on erc-highlight-nicknames, so it will auto colorize nicknames (you don’t have to specify colors)
- erc-hl-nicks will ignore certain characters that IRC clients add to nicknames to avoid duplicates (nickname, nickname’, nickname”, etc.)
- erc-hl-nicks can attempt to produce colors with a sufficient amount of contrast between the nick color and the background color.
Via Package (recommended)
Pick your favorite package archive- I do try to keep this package up-to-date on Marmalade and it is also available via Mepla and Melpa-stable.
(require 'package) (add-to-list 'package-archives '("melpa" . "http://melpa.org/packages/") t) ;; Either of these will work, as well. ;; (add-to-list 'package-archives ;; '("marmalade" . "http://marmalade-repo.org/packages/") t) ;; (add-to-list 'package-archives ;; '("melpa-stable" . "http://stable.melpa.org/packages/") t) (package-initialize)
Then you can install it:
M-x package-refresh-contents M-x package-install RET erc-hl-nicks RET
Manually (via git)
Download the source or clone the repo and add the following to ~/.emacs.d/init.el:
(add-to-list 'load-path "path/to/erc-hl-nicks") (require 'erc-hl-nicks)