IRC[[Internet Relay Chat]] in Opera

Internet Relay Chat (IRC[[Internet Relay Chat]]) is a simple chat system. To join an IRC[[Internet Relay Chat]] you'll connect to an IRC[[Internet Relay Chat]]-Server using your IRC[[Internet Relay Chat]]-client. This page will explain how to quickly join an IRC[[Internet Relay Chat]] and change your username. If you want to know a bit more about IRC[[Internet Relay Chat]] read the wikipedia:Internet Relay Chat page.

IRC[[Internet Relay Chat]] Clients

Allthough some IRC[[Internet Relay Chat]] Servers provide a web-based interface, typically you'll need an IRC[[Internet Relay Chat]] client installed locally in your system. There is an tremenuous amount of clients available since IRC[[Internet Relay Chat]] is a very well established protocol.

Some popular clients:

Mit Chatzilla zu Bauhaus.fm verbinden

/attach bauhaus.fm
/join bauhaus.fm

Mit Chatzilla zum Maschinenraum verbinden

/attach irc.freenode.org
/join maschinenraum

Mit Chatzilla zum Pure Data #dataflow verbinden

/attach irc.freenode.org
/join dataflow

Useful IRC[[Internet Relay Chat]] commands

Configuring the IRC[[Internet Relay Chat]] connection is done by sending the IRC[[Internet Relay Chat]] server, called the nickserv a special message beginning with a shlash.

(In all examples replace the stuff between the {} symbols with your data and ommit the symbols)

Register a new nickname for the first time

/msg nickserv register {password} {email}

Login with your nickname

/msg NickServ identify {password}

Join (enter) a chatroom

/join #{channelname}

Change a nickname

/nick {newnick}

Private message

A message directed privately to one onther chat participant.

/msg {nickname} {private message}

Leave current chatroom

/part

Exit all chats

/quit