I would like to be able to add a function to my .bashrc or .profile file in Ubuntu 13.04 that loads Pidgin and automatically joins a given IRC channel. Is this possible?

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I have no idea where to put it, but if you put somewhere sensible:

pidgin --login=NAME

replacing NAME with your IRC login (has to be above the list of any others with the same name), that should do the trick.

  • Is there a particular reason you believe editing a ~/.profile is bad?
    – demure
    May 31, 2013 at 12:27
  • No reason sorry, corrected
    – Ads20000
    Jun 3, 2013 at 16:25

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