This is a list of commands that you may use in
rcirc. It is not
complete. For a complete listing, press C-h m in an
In addition to using regular Emacs key bindings, you can call them by
typing them into an
For instance, instead of using the command C-c C-j to join a new
channel, you may type this in an
rcirc buffer, and press <RET>:
This is why you cannot start a message with a slash. You will have to precede the command with a space, or rewrite your message in order to send it to a channel.
Many commands take parameters. IRC commands usually ignore string delimiters. Neither apostrophe nor double-quote have special meanings in IRC.
/nick "alex schroeder"
This will try to change your nick to
"alex. Usually this will
fail because the double quote character is not a valid character for
These commands are case insensitive.
If a command isn't known by
rcirc, it will simply be sent along to the
server. There is a list of some useful commands like that in the next
#emacs. On most networks, anybody can create new channels. If you want to talk with some friends, for example, all you have to do is agree on a valid channel name and join that channel. (Also
/part you are too weird!.)
/msg nickserv identify secret.)
If you're chatting from a laptop, then you might be familiar with this problem: When your laptop falls asleep and wakes up later, your IRC client doesn't realize that it has been disconnected. It takes several minutes until the client decides that the connection has in fact been lost. The simple solution is to use M-x rcirc. The problem is that this opens an additional connection, so you'll have two copies of every channel buffer, one dead and one live.
The real answer, therefore, is the