NAME
ircrc – internet relay chat client

SYNOPSIS
ircrc [ –p port ] [ –P server password ] [ –r realname ] [ –t target ] [ –n nick ] [ –T ] [ server ]

DESCRIPTION
Ircrc is an IRC client. Messages are sent from standard input and received from standard output. The default server is irc.freenode.net. The arguments bitlbee and oftc are expanded to im.bitlbee.org and irc.oftc.net, respectively. The options are:
p port
Change the default port (6667).
P server password
Specify a password for the remote server.
r realname
Change the default name (<nil>).
t target
Set and join the target channel. If multiple channels are specified, only the last one will be set as target. Messages are sent to target unless they are commands.
n nick
Change the default nickname ($user).
T
Use tls through tlssrv(8).

Commands
Ircrc commands begin with a slash. Unrecognized commands result in an error message and send nothing to the server. The commands are:
/! cmd
Send the output of the shell command cmd to the current target.
/M    MODE command.
/N    NOTICE command.
/T    TOPIC command.
/W    WHOIS command.
/a    AWAY command.
/j    JOIN command.
/l    LIST command.
/m    PRIVMSG command.
/n    NICK command.
/p    PART command.
/q cmd
Send the raw IRC command cmd to the server.
/t target
Set target. If target is more than one channel, any messages are sent to all of them.
/u    USERS command.
/w    WHO command.
/x    QUIT command. Control–D also sends this command.

See RFC 1459 and RFC 2812 for detailed information about IRC commands.

EXAMPLES
Default usage:
% ircrc

Join irc.oftc.net as a different user:
% ircrc –r glenda –n glenda irc.oftc.net

Join two channels on login:
% ircrc –t '#cat–v,#plan9'

SOURCE
/rc/bin/ircrc

SEE ALSO
http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1459
http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2812

BUGS

Some fonts do not support the nickname delimiters.

If the connection is lost, ircrc waits for input before exiting.