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 to download them all to find the best one.
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Always used Epic with the SplitFire script myself.
From their site:
EPIC's development model is to provide tools to scripters rather than features to end users. Out of the box, EPIC behaves much the same way ircII-2.8.2 did in 1994. To truly leverage EPIC, you will need a script pack.
I think one of the best IRC clients (ncurses based) is BitchX. It's included by default in the Fedora distros and it might be, in the future, shipped with Ubuntu.
BitchX had several security vulnerabilities, which were fixed lately. You can check BitchX 1.2 (NEW flavor, very nice) on GitHUB: Bitchx is awesome!
I recommend it for all of you who are nostalgic about good old times, also for those eager to experiment.
Another interesting IRC client is IRCII, you can find it here: ircII is awesome!
Thanks to all for them!