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2.1 Sample Session

This is an example ERC session which shows how to connect to the ‘#emacs’ channel on Libera.Chat. Another IRC channel on Libera.Chat that may be of interest is ‘#erc’, which is a channel where ERC users and developers hang out. These channels used to live on the Freenode IRC network until June 2021, when they—along with the official IRC channels of the GNU Project, the Free Software Foundation, and many other free software communities—relocated to the Libera.Chat network in the aftermath of changes in governance and policies of Freenode in May and June 2021. GNU and FSF’s announcements about this are at,, and

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