2.2 Useful IRC commands

As mentioned, if a command isn’t known by rcirc, it will simply be sent along to the server. Some such commands are available on nearly all IRC servers, such as:


This sets your status as “being away” if you provide a reason, or sets your status as “being back” if you do not. People can use the C-c C-w command to check your status. Example: /away food.

Typical IRC servers implement many more commands. You can read more about the fantastic world of IRC online at the Internet Relay Chat (IRC) help archive.