Internet Relay Chat is what
True Hackers use to communicate. Aren't you a
It is highly recommended that you join our IRC channel (
#gnu-e-ducks) and put it in a screen session if you plan on being involved with hackerclub.
Our channel is, so far, the most reliable way to keep in touch with hackerclub.
there's also the
#tesc channel for Evergreen in general, but those guys are punks.
How to join
The recommended way to use IRC is to have an irc client running in a virtual console (see screen) on a machine that you SSH into (most likely ada) so that you are not creating join/part spam, but more importantly so you can read what people have said while you were in class or out partying.
Once you've logged into your client, the standard syntax for connecting to a network is:
/connect <network> (
irc.freenode.net to connect to freenode).
After you've connected, type
/join <channel> to join a channel (
#gnu-e-ducks in this case).
irssi is the goto IRC client of choice for greeners. It's already installed on ada and
configured to connect to freenode you can join freenode by typing
Log into ada using SSH:
ferris@home-computer:~$ ssh firstname.lastname@example.org Password: . . . Welcome to ADA! buefer21@ada:~$
If using Screen (please use it!!!), attach to your session and type
You'll then be shoved into the client. Every irssi command starts with a '
/help to see them all).
/connect irc.freenode.net to connect to the network, then
/join #gnu-e-ducks to join our channel:
[...] /connect irc.freenode.net [...] /join #gnu-e-ducks
Tadaaaaa! There ya go. Hold the
alt key with the arrow keys to swap between windows (or the
esc key on Mac I think).
/nickto change your handle (nickname):
[#gnu-e-ducks] /nick ferris 08:22 -!- You are now known as ferris
/msg <username>will open a private window with you and that person:
[...] /msg pipecork [pipecork] you've messed everything up again
/wccloses the current window:
[pipecork] i hope you die in a ditch [pipecork] /wc 08:25 -!- query with pipecork closed
/topic <topic>changes the topic of the channel:
[#gnu-e-ducks] /topic pipecork's really done it this time. block him on facebook pronto. 08:33 -!- ferris changed the topic of #gnu-e-ducks to: pipecork's really done it this time. block him on facebook pronto. 08:34 <@arthurdent> already have 08:42 <@loocorez> thanks for the heads up.
/help to see a list of all the commands, and
/help <command> to see the manual for that specific command.
||connect to irc network <network>|
||connect to channel <channel>|
||change your handle to <username>|
||open a pm window with <username>|
||query meta-information about a user|
||close the current window|