I'm looking for a (preferably free and/or open source) IRC client running on the Windows' command line. I searched for a while and found that this kind of tools exists for Linux and that you can improvise something with telnet, but is there a native IRC client that can be executed within cmd?

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irssi is open source terminal based IRC client for multiple platform including windows. It can be operated by default windows command-line or puttycyg.

  • Hm. It seems good, but I can only start it by executing the .bat, and then it opens in a new window. If I try to put it on the PATH and start it by typing "irssi", the terminal just close. Is it normal? – Timst Oct 28 '12 at 10:28
  • You need to pass command-line parameters, here is manual explaining parameters required on 1st index. – Mayura Oct 28 '12 at 13:58

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