I need an IRC client with DCC support. What are my options? Additionally, is there a way to patch DCC support into Empathy? I would prefer patching as opposed to installing a seperate program.

  • Empathy is a libpurple implementation like pidgin. AFAIK, pidgin or empathy does have limited DCC support to at least send files. Perhaps try pidgin instead? It's practically the same thing..
    – user606723
    Jul 20, 2011 at 19:58
  • @user606723, if Pigdin is virtually the same thing, then I see no reason to bother with it. I just want the ability to recieve files.
    – Oxwivi
    Jul 20, 2011 at 20:15
  • Err, as I said both pidgin and empathy should be able to send/receive files. I've never used empathy, but I know pidgin can receive files. Are you sure it's empathy thats the issue and not a firewall, etc. issue? I suggested you try pidgin just in case it was broken in empathy for an unknown reason.
    – user606723
    Jul 20, 2011 at 20:58

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Nearly every IRC client supports (at least partial) DCC.

Here are my picks from linux clients-

  1. irssi
  2. x-chat

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Internet_Relay_Chat_clients#Direct_Client-to-Client_.28DCC.29_support

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