These are some variables you can change to configure
rcirc to your
This variable contains an alist of servers to connect to by default and the keywords parameters to use. The keyword parameters are optional. If you don’t provide any, the defaults as documented below will be used.
The most important parameter is the
:channels parameter. It
controls which channels you will join by default as soon as you are
connected to the server.
Here’s an example of how to set it:
(add-to-list 'rcirc-server-alist '("otherworlders.org" :channels ("#FUDGE" "#game-design")))
By default you will be connected to the
rcirc support channel:
This describes which channels to join when connecting to the server. If absent, no channels will be connected to automatically.
This variable is used for the default nick. It defaults to the login
name returned by
(setq rcirc-default-nick "kensanata")
This variable contains the default port to connect to. It is 6667 by default and rarely needs changing.
This variable contains the default user name to report to the server.
It defaults to the login name returned by
This variable is used to set your “real name” on IRC. It defaults
to the name returned by
user-full-name. If you want to hide
your full name, you might want to set it to some pseudonym.
(setq rcirc-default-full-name "Curious Minds Want To Know")
This variable is an alist used to automatically identify yourself on networks. Each sublist starts with a regular expression that is compared to the server address you’re connecting to. The second element in the list is a symbol representing the method to use, followed by the arguments this method requires.
Here is an example to illustrate how you would set it:
(setq rcirc-authinfo '(("Libera.Chat" nickserv "bob" "p455w0rd") ("Libera.Chat" chanserv "bob" "#bobland" "passwd99") ("bitlbee" bitlbee "robert" "sekrit")))
And here are the valid method symbols and the arguments they require:
Use this symbol if you need to identify yourself as follows when
connecting to a network:
/msg nickserv identify secret. The
necessary arguments are the nickname you want to use this for, and the
password to use.
Before you can use this method, you will have to register your nick and
pick a password for it. Contact
nickserv and check out the
/msg nickserv help, for example.)
Use this symbol if you need to identify yourself as follows if you want
to join a particular channel:
/msg chanserv identify #underground
secret. The necessary arguments are the nickname and channel you want
to use this for, and the password to use.
Before you can use this method, a channel contact must tell you about
the password to use. Contact
chanserv and check out the details.
/msg chanserv help, for example.)
Use this symbol if you need to identify yourself in the Bitlbee channel
identify secret. The necessary arguments are the
nickname you want to use this for, and the password to use.
Use this symbol if you want to use SASL authentication. The necessary arguments are the nickname you want to use this for, and the password to use.
Bitlbee acts like an IRC server, but in fact it is a gateway to a lot of other instant messaging services. You can either install Bitlbee locally or use a public Bitlbee server. There, you need to create an account with a password. This is the nick and password you need to provide for the bitlbee authentication method.
Later, you will tell Bitlbee about your accounts and passwords on all
the other instant messaging services, and Bitlbee will log you in. All
rcirc needs to know, is the login to your Bitlbee account. Don’t
confuse the Bitlbee account with all the other accounts.