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Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is an Internet protocol for distributed real-time messaging.

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IRC syntax to join the vyperlang channel on gitter?

From a web browser, I can browse to: https://gitter.im/vyperlang/community From within the pidgin IRC client (I'm actually using the console or terminal variant finch) I can join some channels. What's ...
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Can I keep myself joined to an irc channel even after exiting my client?

Is leaving a channel when exiting and joining when a new session starts considered proper? I am asking this because I have only used Discord as I do not usually need real-time communication. I have ...
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How to make Irssi automatically send a message to a username on connecting to a specific server?

I want Irssi to automatically message NickServ with the message "CONFIRM <PASSWORD HERE>" whenever I connect to irc.rizon.net, and I want it to get the password from a gpg-encrypted ...
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Why can't I use my registered nick? (“Your nick is owned by purple [~work@1.2.3.4]”)

Registered my nick on Freenode and used Irssi on a linux box at work (work@1.2.3.4) a couple months ago, then I wanted to check back on a channel today at my home laptop using Irssi but can't use my ...
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On freenode using Weechat, why does my nick sometimes end with a digit like 1, 2, or 3?

Usually I have this issue if my computer goes to sleep with irc on (Weechat client). When I wake my computer up, I end up reconnecting to the server but as [nick]2, [nick]3, etc. Additionally, how do ...
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Connecting to a ZNC bouncer with hexchat using an ssl certificate?

I'd like to get hexchat to connect automatically to my ZNC bouncer. I have certificate authentication configured, which means that when I connect with a valid certificate I don't need to send a ...
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As an IRC operator, can I see which users use /whois and on who?

I am an IRC operator and there are a lot of commands I can use to check filter, gline, zline, and to see who uses /whois on me. Can I also see which users in IRC are doing /whois and who they are ...
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Is there just one IRC NickServ in the world, or does each IRC network have it's own NickServ?

Is there just one IRC NickServ in the world, that all IRC networks use? Or does each IRC network (e.g. FreeNode, GIMPNet, etc.) have it's own NickServ? In other words do I need at least one pair of ...
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Unable to register channel (IRC) [closed]

I created and register my nickname yesterday using this guide - https://freenode.net/kb/answer/registration /nick YourNick /msg NickServ REGISTER YourPassword youremail@example.com then adding a ...
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can't set back original irc nick in hex chat

I am using a hex chat. I am not able to fall back to my original irc nick. example: original nick: sourabh, last time I change it to sourabh|away. Now I am not able to set back to sourabh. I can set ...
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!seen query on Web IRC client (UnrealIRCd 5.0)

I'm using a Web IRC client - UnrealIRCd 5.0 version. In the main public channel, it has an option to type a query: !seen [nickname] which returns specific information about a certain nickname, and ...
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How do I get a specific whois on connect on mirc

With the new unrealircd 5 series now released, they have introduced a reputation score when you whois a user. I was wondering if there was a way of seeing this without having to whois as part of a ...
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How to register a freenode channel with no op

This is a duplicate of the old question How do I register an irc channel that I'm not an OP of?. We made a channel yesterday, people joined, and today we're in the situation where there is no op ...
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How to specify a server when connected to multiple severs and running a command in WeeChat?

Sometimes I connect to 2 IRC servers in WeeChat: first connect to “Freenode” and then “otw.” WeeChat seems to consider all my commands to be related to server “otw.” Is there any way I can specify ...
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Error while setting up a IRC server at make command

When trying to setup IRC on a Ubuntu 18.04 vps it shows this error. (This error shows when running command make) parse.o: In function `parse': /root/IRC/src/parse.c:356: undefined reference to `...
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How does an irc daemon like Charybdis work?

I am pretty new to irc, and am poking around in it to try and understand it. I am running CentOS 7 on a VM, and have installed charybdis-4.1.1 and atheme-7.2.10-r2, using this marvellous guide. ...
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Why I do not get the registration mail from freenode in gmail

I try to register my nickname on freenode with this command: /msg Nickserv REGISTER secretpassword nickname@gmail.com I do get a confirmation that a email was sent to nickname@gmail.com but there ...
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Different spellcheck dictionaries for different chats in Thunderbird?

I am trying to use Thunderbird as an IRC client. So far so good, but it seems to only remember one spellchecking dictionary, while I use different languages on different channels. Is there a way to ...
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WeeChat only connects to IRC server with SSL if “ssl_verify” option is switched off

Using WeeChat through the terminal (on Arch Linux), I can connect to Freenode's server with SSL. No problem there. But if I try to connect to some IRC servers using SSL (e.g. ircs.overthewire.org), ...
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Facebook connection to IRC client

It is possible to connect facebook messenger to pidgin irc client, but is there a method to connect it with hex chat client?
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IRC “The nickname <nick> is already in use on asimov.freenode.net”

I don't use IRC much but for some tools it's the main support channel. Some years ago I managed to work out how to register and claim my nickname, and joined the couple of channels I was interested ...
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What's the difference between Chanserv and /mode commands in irc (freenode)

I am a bit confused despite I have been using IRC for the past 5 years, there is the ChanServ bot and you can perform the operations (ACL changes) using it, Say, if you want to give the founder status ...
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IRC Client to Bitlbee - end-to-end encryption?

I'm a newbie to Bitlbee, using it with libpurple to aggregate all my messaging. It's very cool, but I have some security concerns, which I'd like to clarify. When connecting from an IRC Client (I'm ...
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noob on freenode wondering what “auth to services” checkbox does. Already registered Nick

New to freenode wondering what "auth to services" checkbox does? I have Already registered Nick.
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irc terminology: 'network' vs 'server'

In irc (internet relay chat) documentation I see the terms 'network' and 'server' but not clearly distinguished. Is there a distinction, or do they refer to the same thing? And/or does this ...
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IRC: /whois and other commands not working in channel

I'm a IRC first-timer using irrsi on Ubuntu with the following commands: /connect chat.freenode.net /join #worldchat The /whois username command doesn't work after I join a channel: it doesn't show ...
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adams.freenode.net: *** Notice — TS for #https changed from 1515925182 to 1272500695

In IRC, if I join the irc.freenode.net channel's https room, I will get bellow information. adams.freenode.net: *** Notice -- TS for #https changed from 1515925182 to 1272500695 Whats the meaning ...
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Are hyperlinks supported in IRC chat?

Are hyperlinks supported in IRC chat? I've tried using the standard hyperlink formats, but none of them seem to render as expected: Markdown: [Super User](https://superuser.com/) Wikitext: [https://...
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(IRC) How to register on FreeNode using HexChat when I get disconnected immediately?

I have been trying to get on #httpd on FreeNode. From the instructions here, I understand I am supposed to enter /msg NickServ REGISTER password youremail@example.com using my info instead. I can't ...
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jitsi account “name” or “default identiy” sticks and cannot be removed

how do I change or remove where it shows a "name" above offline to the right of the silhouette of the user and below the files tools help menu? I removed all accounts. I'm only using Jitsi for SIP ...
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Can I use my IP address as a IRC server address?

If I'm making an IRC server of my own, can I use my IP address as the server address? Will other people be able to connect to my server using my IP as the server address?
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Bitlbee and ZNC: is it possible to keep query history on all clients

I have installed bitlbee to emulate all my contacts from various instant messaging services as IRC contacts. In order to keep history, and allow them to message me when I'm not connected to IRC, I ...
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Is it possible to list all nicknames used for a specific IP address on IRC?

Is it possible to list all nicknames used or has been logged in with, for a specific IP address on IRC?
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Hexchat IRC Client over http / https?

Is there a way you can use an IRC Client such as hexchat for ports 80/443 out to connect into freenode for example? I understand that http://webchat.freenode.net/ has a gateway into IRC over port 80 ...
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How to modify/disable cloak on freenode?

I recently discovered that I have a cloak on my freenode account. If I try to disabled it with /msg NickServ VHOST myusername OFF FORCE I get this message: Notice NickServ : You are not authorized ...
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Irssi won't /ignore -except #channel QUITS

In irssi, I prefer to ignore joins, parts, quits globally. However there are a few channels in which I'd like to see even these messages. I followed the instructions on How can I ignore all JOINS, ...
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Searching /list with irssi

I have installed grep.pl in my irssi, and try running /grep foo /list, however I just get the entire output of the /list command. Grep does work fine with other commands, for example /grep foo /window ...
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How to get weechat to stop highlighting my nick in white in chat messages?

I'm using weechat (1.5), and it insists on highlighting mentions of my name in white, which is remarkably hard to see in my "solarized" theme terminals. While I am easily able to configure many of ...
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Can't connect to IRC Freenode from Taiwan (Colloquy)

I'm studying Mandarin in Taiwan for 6 weeks and do web dev on the side. For some reason I can't connect to Freenode IRC with my Colloquy app. What's going on and how can I connect? I don't see any ...
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Bitlbee without password

I have a local instance of bitlbee to which I connect from irssi on the same machine. Since everything is on localhost, I don't think it makes much sense for me to need to identify (password) every ...
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proper way to set IRCSERVER env environment variable?

the IRC BitchX guide says two conflicting things: earlier, when describe all the env vars: IRCSERVER - Server(s) separated by spaces to use, in the format irc.host.com:port[:password] Then ...
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Unknown command “script” (type /help for help) in WeeChat

I've been trying to load some python scripts into WeeChat but every time I use the command /script load script.py it returns the line 'unknown command “script” (type /help for help)'. Anyone know how ...
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Can people on IRC get notified if I do /whois on them?

Do people I use /whois command on see it somehow, or is there a setting that lets them see? Is that possible on any client? If yes, how? I hope it isn't, I don't want people to see me stalking.
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IRC client cannot connect on Windows 10

When trying to launch an IRC client on my Windows 10 laptop, I get the following error: * Looking up irc.freenode.net * Connecting to irc.freenode.net (31.13.222.109) port 6667... * Connection failed....
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Perl IRC Bot running on the machine

I had someone hacked into my linux machine and was running a perl code which seems to be some kind of a bot. The next day I got a call from ISP saying that there are large number of spam mails ...
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Disable notifications for mode changes

When someone assigns me a +o it triggers the status icon to blink, as if someone "pinged" me by Carpetsmoker: Hello or sent me a private message. For example: (13:36:09) mode (+o Carpetsmoker ) by ...
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Setting up hostmask for IRC users

I have set up an irc network but i would like to hide the ip address of users that connect to the network. I have BNC, is that something i can use to mask everyone's ip or just mine? I just want an ...
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Interaction with Kubuntu Irc channel crashes Quassel

I use Quassel as my irc client and have lately run into the following problem. The Kubuntu IRC network will not connect and if ever I go into the Configure Networks menu to delete it, the second that ...
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Implementing irssi IRC Anonymity

I'm looking to connect to an IRC server that I do not trust with any of my information, including my IP. In the past I have connected through a web client over Tor but it has become unreliable. My ...
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IRC Bouncer connect without /quote pass?

I am using a bouncer (ZNC) to connect to an IRC network. I am using ChatZilla to connect to the bouncer. On connect I get the following message: You need to send your password. Try /quote PASS <...

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