IRC log file colouriser

This is an improved port of Perl script to Python. I was looking for a nice IRC log colorizer, and I liked the output of best. It had some shortcomings that I wanted to fix, and since Perl code is not exactly easy to maintain, I ported the script to Python, refactored, and added some enhancements.


Output Examples


Get it from the Python Package Index:

pip install irclog2html

There are short usage instructions available on that page.


Report bugs via Github.

You can get the latest version from Github:

git clone


Authors and Licencing

Python version was written by Marius Gedminas.

The original script was written by Jeff Waugh with contributions by Rick Welykochy and Alexander Else. is released under the terms of the GNU GPL.