Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a messaging protocol for groups to interact in real time.

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Is there a IRC Client which can use or emulate mIRC scripts

I've used mIRC (Windows) for years, and have some custom scripts, written in mIRC's own scripting language. Is there an Ubuntu/Linux IRC Client which will allow me to use my scripts as-is? ...
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How to configure two servers with two charsets on Irssi

I like to connect to some IRC servers with different charsets. For example, IRC-Hispano [still] uses ISO-8859-15, and Freenode uses UTF-8. I want to use the right charset in every server. In the case ...
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Xchat : How to hide join/leave messages

I am wondering if there is a way to hide the 'blalbal has joins the #channel' messages for people joining and leaving. There are so many of them. I am using the IRC client Xchat.
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What IRC clients are available? [closed]

What programs can be used for IRC (=Internet Relay Chat)?
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UnrealIRCd 4.x.x on Ubuntu 15.10

Depending on installation and desired configuration, why do I get errors with everything from c-ares to pkg-config when trying to install unrealIRCd 4.x? I followed the installation steps, so what ...
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how to connect with my registered nickname on freenode webchat from xchat

I have registered my nickname on freenode webchat and now I want to connect from xchat irc client.
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IRC chat on Telepathy

I'm trying to figure out how to get IRC working on Telepathy. I have installed the telepathy-idle package as suggested here and here. I have installed these telepathy packages ii ...
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First setup with Empathy

I am on Ubuntu 14.04 and completely new with IRC, so I would even not know what client to choose. I decided to have a go with Empathy because it is installed by default in Ubuntu, although Pidgin and ...
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Command-line IRC program? [duplicate]

I currently use xchat as my default IRC program, but I don't really like GUIs, I prefer TUIs, is there an IRC program out there which has a TUI rather than a GUI? I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with ...
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Polari dumps user into Empathy when joining certain rooms on Ubuntu GNOME

I upgraded to Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 yesterday with no issues. Today, I decided to try out Polari, joinig the 2 rooms I usually do. The first one (#ubuntu-us-wi on freenode) worked fine, but when joining ...
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xchat: how to connect automatically to a network?

I have to sign into a network on startup. Is there a way that I can automatically sign into freenode / #lisp ?
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weechat fresh installation OR reset all settings to default

Being new to Ubuntu/Linux I've tried to quickly setup the newly installed weechat using this proposed configuration. Now, since it is hard to learn to use it, respectively get easy help AND weechat ...
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Import Error When Trying to Run Bot

Recently upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 and now I get this error when I try to run the irc bot sopel: File "/usr/local/bin/sopel", line 9, in <module> load_entry_point('sopel==6.0.0a4', ...
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Prevent xchat from trying to join channels until I have been authenticated

I use XChat for IRC. Some of the automatic channels I want to join require that I be identified with services. I have set xchat to autologin with nickserv when i start up, but sometimes there is a ...
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ircii - how to set default server in ircII?

I somehow set Freenode as my default server in ircII, but now I can't figure out how to change it. Is there any .irciirc file or something?
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Build Essentials

Good morning everyone, the long and short of it is I'm setting up an interdomain IRC server for my company. To do so I needed a c++ compiler so I was directed to build essentials. However whenever I ...
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Coolest looking terminal IRC client [closed]

I am looking for a IRC client for the terminal that has colors, user list and just generally looks awesome ;) Any recommendations? There are loads of IRC clients in the repositories and I don't want ...
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Anyone know of a good IRC client that can transfer files and display images?

I'm sick of Skype 4.3 with it's slow speeds and major incompatibilities along with it's malicious reputation. I'd like to switch to an IRC, but XChat is just too plain in comparison... MIRC ...
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Using IRC with password on empathy gets stuck on “Authorize Ubuntu”

I'm trying to set up empathy to use IRC on the Rizon network. After following these instructions to add IRC support, adding the Rizon server to the list (using SSL), accepting the self-signed ...
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How does firefox open irc:// links?

If I click on a link in the form of irc://irc.hackint.eu/#ubuntu I get a popup asking me, If I want to open it with the webclient Mibbit.com This used to work a few years ago, but I get no connection ...
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How to fix : unable to reconnect with Empathy / telepathy to a specific IRC channel after computer hard reboot ? Others channels are OK

After a crach of my computer I reboot it.Empathy started to auto-connect to the set IRC channels, except to #gaia on irc.mozilla.org . Other channels on the same server works well. I'm unable to ...
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Why is ircd-hybrid max nickname length 9? (hybserv)

I have installed hybrid and hybserv and configured them both to interact properly and everything is working. The only issue I seem to have is max nickname length is only 9 and I can't find a config ...
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Why are there mystery phantom keystrokes entered in Konversation's input box in GNOME 3.12 after heavy load and how do I fix it w/o restarting IRC?

This is getting ridiculous. In 14.10, with GNOME 3.12 and Konversation 1.5-master #4303, I sometimes wind up in a situation where the system locks up for whatever reason (heavy load from other ...
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How do I run weechat and screen as an upstart service without error?

I want to run weechat constantly in the background so that I can ssh in and reattach to it via screen. I'm trying to accomplish this via the following file in /etc/init/chatscreen.conf: description ...
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What IRC servers are available for Ubuntu

I want to setup an IRC server in my local network. I would like to know the IRC server options available for Ubuntu. I heard that irc-hybrid is good. Do you have any other suggestions. The thing is ...
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Self-hosted browser based IRC client alternatives

I have looked at the self-hosted web browser based IRC-clients Subway and Alice as I never seem to get an invite for IRCcloud. The two alternatives I have found suffer from really bad bugs. They work ...
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Weechat error: unkown command “script” (type /help for help)

While trying to set an autoloading python script in ubuntu, I received the error listed in the title. A google search returned no similar issues and when I type /help scriptthe output returns: No ...
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Xchat unable to connect

I am using Xubuntu 12.04.4 LTS. I have been trying to connect to freenode IRC server through Xchat application but I am getting the following error: Looking up irc.freenode.net * Connecting to ...
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Where or when can I ask Ubuntu employees questions related to Ubuntu?

Where or when can I ask Ubuntu employees questions related to Ubuntu? Is there a Google Hangouts session where they regularly take questions from the community? Is there a Schedule for that ...
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key-shortcut accessible command-history (in gnome-terminal) for irssi sessions needed!

I use gnome-terminal in combination with irssi and I am wondering if there's anything like .bash_history logfile for irssi, that can be used/implemented/set up, that enables one to retrieve previously ...
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How do I configure smuxi-server to run as a normal service?

I installed the smuxi-engine package on my Ubuntu 14.04 server which contains the smuxi-server binary. But I do not see instructions anywhere on configuring it to run as a service. Is there a way to ...
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How do I join a channel on Freenode with Empathy?

I have empathy already installed but am not sure how to configure it to join the channel at http://www.ape-project.org. I do not have a password or login name yet to properly configure the channel ...
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ircd-hybrid operator configuration

I've installed ircd-hybrid server on Ubuntu, configured it, and it's up and running. I've configured my operator{} section in /etc/ircd-hybrid/ircd.conf, setting my name, user, and password. But I ...
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Is it possible to use IRC Chat on new Empathy?

I can't find any option to add IRC acount on the Online Accounts service.
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How do I setup a LDAP-backed IRC server?

How can I configure an IRC server that is backed by LDAP? Right now, I'm looking at making an IRC server that is backed by an OpenLDAP or 389 instance for user authentication. Which IRCD should I be ...
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How can get a quassel-client and quassel-core irc setup and running?

I want to use quassel to access my irc channels from multiple laptops, and want to know how to get it set up. I have a server I will install the core on and several laptops that will run the client. ...
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How can I join the Ubuntu IRC channel and what should I expect?

I'm looking to chat to people about Ubuntu, and I don't think Ask Ubuntu is the right place, as I don't have specific questions to be answered. I've been told that I could join the IRC channel for ...
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Not able to connect to irc.freenode.net on XChat IRC client in Ubuntu 13.04 [closed]

I am facing problems connecting to the Freenode IRC server on my XChat IRC client. My service provider is Tikona. I have to go to a proxy 1.254.254.254, enter my login credentials and then I am ...
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how to register an IRC user on freenode? [closed]

I was following this link here http://freenode.net/faq.shtml#nicksetup but I can't understand a thing!! Where do I input these commands? in a terminal maybe? ...But I want to use empathy as my ...
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Cannot change Empathy chat status from Me Menu when using IRC

I use Empathy as chat client for IRC. Since it is the default chat client, I expected that I can update (availability) status from top menu, but it is disabled.
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Hybrid 7 IRC server: How can I set a server password?

I'm running a small IRC server on Ubuntu 12.10 using ircd-hybrid and i'm having a few issues setting a password for the server (setting a channel password works fine), I have tried setting the ...
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How do I configure irssi?

I am using irssi client for IRC chat and I would like to know how to configure the ~/.irssi/config file so that I can put in my username and password (I have a registered Nick in the IRC). Also I'd ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, SSL, IRC: Unable to build with OpenSSL

I have a small server running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. On it I wanted to set up IRC with SSL support. it appears that ircd-hybrid is most popular. I am not married to using it so other options are welcome. ...
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Is there an IRC client for Ubuntu with inline media?

Does any IRC client exist for Ubuntu which displays media inline (perhaps via plugin)? A few IRC clients for Mac OS X (e.g. Textual and LimeChat) support inline media and will auto-embed linked ...
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IRC in Empathy on 12.10

I opened Empathy, go to accounts (F4), it takes me to "Online Accounts" where I can choose between many account types, but there is no IRC. There is face, google, twitter....but no IRC. Am I missing ...
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pop-up notifications not showing when using xchat

I use xchat for irc, and by default, xchat doesn't show pop-up notifications (unlike growl in Mac, which shows pop-up notifications) whenever something is posted on the message box. Is there a way ...
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How to open irc:// links in Empathy

Whenever I click on a irc:// link in Ubuntu 12.10 (with browser Firefox) it always wants to open them in a web chat thing called Mibbit. I would like to be able to open them (in a new tab) in ...
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Unable to use XChat

I have XChat installed, and when I start it, I get errors: Looking up irc.mintirc.net Looking up 172.16.1.10 Connecting to 172.16.1.10 (172.16.1.10) port 8080... HTTP/1.0 403 Forbidden Proxy ...