irssi

irssi

TLDR

Open Irssi and connect to a server with a nickname

$ irssi -n [nickname] -c [irc.example.com]
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Open Irssi and connect with a specific server on a given port

$ irssi -c [irc.example.com] -p [port]
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View the help

$ irssi --help
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Join a channel

$ /join [#channelname]
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Change active window (starts at 1)

$ /win [window_number]
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Exit the application cleanly and quitting any server(s)

$ /quit
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SYNOPSIS

irssi [--config=PATH] [--home=PATH] [-dv!?] [-c server] [-p port] [-n nickname] [-w password] [-h hostname]

DESCRIPTION

Irssi is a modular Internet Relay Chat client; it is highly extensible and very secure. Being a fullscreen, termcap based client with many features, Irssi is easily extensible through scripts and modules.

OPTIONS

--config=FILE

use FILE instead of ~/.irssi/config

--home=PATH

PATH specifies the home directory of Irssi; default is ~/.irssi

-c, --connect=SERVER

connect to SERVER

-w, --password=PASSWORD

use PASSWORD for authentication.

-p, --port=PORT

automatically connect to PORT on server.

-!, --noconnect

disable autoconnecting of servers

-n, --nick=NICKNAME

specify NICKNAME as your nick

-h, --hostname=HOSTNAME

use HOSTNAME for your irc session

-v, --version

display the version of Irssi

-?, --help

show a help message

FILES

~/.irssi/config

personal configuration file

~/.irssi/config.autosave

automatic save of the personal config file when it was changed externally

~/.irssi/default.theme

default irssi theme

~/.irssi/away.log

logged messages in away status

~/.irssi/scripts/

default scripts directory

~/.irssi/scripts/autorun/

directory containing links to scripts that should be loaded automatically on startup

~/.irssi/startup

file containing a list of commands to execute on startup

AUTHORS/CREDITS

Irssi was written by Timo Sirainen; this manpage was written by Istvan Sebestyen, Stefan Tomanek, Geert Hauwaerts.

SEE ALSO

Irssi has a solid amount of documentation available; check /HELP or look online at https://irssi.org

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