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I was trying to join a chat room in freenode. The freenode faq says to use /msg nickserv register <password> <email> to register an account. I'm using Empathy messenger. It says /msg is not a valid command. Any idea? Is there an alternative for for /msg in Empathy?

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have you tried /ns in place of /msg nickserv ? – sagarchalise Jan 18 '12 at 11:52

some commands have been added in Empathy 2.29.2, such as /say /nick /join /j /msg /query and /help

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