C'est un protocole d'échange de messages sur un serveur spécifique. Vous vous joignez à des discussions en temps réel à la différence des newsgroups et ce dans différents forums aussi appelés canaux ou channels.
signifie qu'un argument est optionnel.
un nom de canal commençant avec # ou &.
un surnom utilisé sur irc..
retourne le nom de l'administrateur d'un serveur donné.
marks you as being away (no message = not away)
bans 'nick' from the current channel
affiche 'message' et quitte IRC
sends a message to all of your windows
/channel channel [passwd]
joint un canal [avec mot de passe]
changes the command-prefix (default /) to the given character
shows response time for nick in seconds
/ctcp target command
issues a CTCP command. Do /ctcp target clientinfo for more info.
plays the sound 'sndname' at 'nick's computer
displays the list of available sounds on 'nick's computer
displays the list of available files on 'nick's computer
shows the xdcc version (currently 1.0)
xdcc send #
asks 'nick' to send file number # to your computer
shows the idle time and/or email address of a user
shows where to obtain ircle.
shows the (ircle) version.
shows all ctcp commands of a client.
displays the userinfo field of a user.
pings a user to see he/she is still there.
gets a face file from a user.
shows if a user has a face file.
shows the local time of a user.
affiche la date et l'heure.
/dcc command nick
issues a DCC command (explained below)
shows all low level messages in ircle. use at own risk. unpredictable things may happen. for testing only.
ignore messages from nick!user@host (may contain wildcards)
-pattern removes a pattern from the ignore list
gives info about server
/invite nick channel
invites nick to channel
shows if a user is on irc. not implemented on some servers.
joins channel last invited to
/join channel [passwd]
/kick channel nick :msg
kicks nick from channel with message, clicking Kick in the user window does the same. Option click lets you set a kick message.
leave a channel, same as closing a channel window
show server connections
shows all servers matching mask
liste les canaux. Note: on some servers you'll get disconnected because of the large amount of data /list generates. You cannot use wildcards -yet-
liste seulement les canaux avec un minimum de # utilisateurs
liste seulement les canaux avec un maximum de # utilisateurs
liste seulement les canaux publics.
liste seulement les canaux privés.
liste seulement les canaux locaux.
liste seulement les canaux globaux.
list only channels with topic set
list only channels matching 'mask', for instance /list -*mac*
display statistics: the number of users on irc worldwide and the number of channels.
displays a map of all server connections (undernet only)
gives operator status to everyone on a channel
removes operator status from everyone but you on a channel
removes all bans from a channel
sends an action description, can also be used on a dcc chat window (private action)
/mode channel parm
set channel mode:
moderated channel, noone can speak except users with mode +v
no messages from outside channel
only channel operator may set topic
channel may hold at most # users
let nick speak on moderated channel
ban list. Not implemented on some servers.
set channel password
nick becomes channel operator
removes flag x, where x is one of the above. You can also you the switches in the Userlist window for this.
/mode nick parm
set user mode:
receive server notices
deaf mode, for bots only.
show message-of-the-day [of another irc server]
/msg nick message
sends nick a private message. Pressing TAB automatically sets the inputline to /MSG and the nickname that last sent you a message. Ircle remembers up 10 nicks until 15 minutes after the last activity.
list users on channel
change your nickname
/notice user|channel msg
(almost) like /msg
show notify list
adds nick to notification list (show each signon/off).
removes nick from notification list.
put the /notify command in the startup command to have it run whenever you connect.
send a message to all channel operators on a channel
send a notice to all channel operators on a channel
gives nick operator status
removes operator status from nick
pings a user. to measure the delay use /cping
/quote raw irccommand
sends a command to an irc server, exactly as typed.
open window for private messages to nick
/server hostname [port]
switch to a different server
show ignored users list
ignores users with selected mask
/sound nick soundname
see ctcp sound
show statistical info:
shows server ban list
returns a list of servers which the server may connect to or allow connections from
returns a list of servers which are either forced to be treated as leaves or allowed to act as hubs
returns a list of hosts which the server allows a client to connect from
returns a list of banned username and hostname combinations for that server
returns a list of the server connections, showing how long each connection has been established and the traffic over that connection in bytes and messages for each direction
returns a list of commands supported by the server and the usage count for each if the usage count is non zero
returns a list of hosts from which normal clients may become operators
returns a string showing how long the server has been up
show Y (Class) lines from the server configuration file
invites user@host to IRC (host must be running a server) obsolete??
/topic channel text
set a channel topic (double clicking in the title bar of a channel lets you achieve the same)
shows which servers are being used to connect to user
type a text file to the current channel
opens the unban dialog, allowing to view and unban hosts with a simple click.
removes 'mask (nick!username@hostname) from the channel ban list
show server version
list people on channel
give information about nick that last joined the channel or sent private message
give information about nick
give information about nick no longer online
show users XDCC commands
/xdcc nick LIST
show users list of files to download.
/xdcc nick SEND #
get users files number #
/xdcc nick VERSION
show users XDCC version.
IRC Operator commands
/connect target port
Force the remote server to try establishing a new server connection to the target server, on the specified port.
Used by IRC operators to force the server to exit and cease activity.
reconfigure a server
/kill nick comment
The KILL message is used to cause a client-server connection to be closed by the server which has the actual connection. KILL is used by servers when they encounter a duplicate entry in the list of valid nicknames and is used to remove both entries. It is also available to operators.
/oper nick password
Used by a normal user to gain operator privileges.
Used by IRC operators to force the server to re-read its configuration file.
Used by IRC operators to force the server to restart.
/squit server comment
Close a server connection.
message to all operators (deprecated)
Valid commands for /dcc are
- requests CHAT connection for nick or answers such a request.
- send a file.
- send a text file.
- receive a file (to be answered to a SEND request).
- receive a text file.
- list all DCC connections.
Valid commands for /xdcc are
- list files
- show help
- ask for a file
Les serveurs IRC
Zircon 1.18.205 -- 5 janvier 1999
Zircon is a feature rich IRC client written in the tcl/tk programming language. It provides an easy to use GUI for IRC and is highly configurable. Zircon will run on any system that has a tcl/tk interpeter (i.e. MacOS and Windows as well as UNIX)
Changes: Many bug fixes and added features including SOCKS support.
EPIC 4pre2.004-19990408 -- 8 avril 1999
EPIC4 is a new direction in ircII development. It was originally built upon the ircII-2.6 client and has maintained faithfulness to remain current up to the 2.8.2 release. EPIC is somewhat larger than the stock client (24%), but that is mostly because of the multitude of new features, the dual ANSI/K&R compliant function headers, and the large amount of re-written code in an attempt to make ircii faster, more efficient, and more powerful.
Changes: This version contains various bug fixes and improvements.
ircII 4.4G -- 3 mars 1999
ircII is the other original popular unix irc client. It is a full screen, termcap based interface to the internet relay chat.
Changes: 4.4G has a number of bug fixes, and now includes point to point client encryption.
irssi 0.7.9 -- 23 avril 1999
irssi is a GTK+ based IRC client which also works with the GNOME panel. It uses quite a lot of yagIRC's code but the user interface is redesigned.
Changes: Lots of bugfixes and text to speech plugin using festival.
KXicq 0.2.27 KXicq is the KDE ICQ client. It is the continuous work of the XTrophy Xicq library. KXicq supports sending and retrieving of messages and URLs, adding/removing users and playing sounds when retrieving info/msg/URLs. It also supports Chat, changing of Basic info and Auto Away. It has a KDE like interface, which looks in no way like the windows ICQ version. KXicq has realtime changing of window view and KDE docking.
Micq 0.3.3 -- 19 décembre 1998
Matt's ICQ Clone is a publically available ICQ clone for the console developed under Linux. Currently it is able to send and receive messages from the ICQ network, list users that are offline and online including their online status, search for users by email address and it's able to lookup basic (name, UIN, eMail) information. It runs on the console in ANSI color and has support for Linux and Win32 but it should compile on most other Unix's as well.
Ninja IRC 1.0.7 -- 9 avril 1999
Ninja IRC is yet another ircII based IRC client. It has many added features compared to ircII like non-blocking connects, added resolving capabilities, ANSI and MIRC color support, MIRC style DCC RESUME, cloak mode, friend list, enemy list, socks v4&5 proxy support, more ircii $XXX() functions, auto-rejoin, cycling auto-reconnect, auto-dcc get, improved ban/unban handling, extra cached information (/sc, /user), and much more.
Changes: Fixed some bugs with the friends list and bugs with using libc6 snprintf().
QuIRC 0.9.73 -- 27 avril 1999
QuIRC is an X based IRC client with full Tcl/Tk scripting support. It is coded in C/C++ to provide speed and advanced features in some cases. It provides the ability to use themes and to be configured in practically any manner.
Changes: Fixed a couple nasty bugs relating to the renaming and sorting of status windows in the window list and added more debugging info to help track down the "8" bug.
SmIRC 0.70pre1 -- 13 avril 1999
SmIRC is an X11R6 IRC client, based on the Motif widget set. SmIRC has most of the functionality expected from an IRC client. Only DCC is missing. Everything else usually expected from an IRC client is included. The interface is designed to be simple, short, and sweet. SmIRC's look and feel is highly customizable, via its resource file. All output can be customized with your favorite fonts and colors.
Changes: A prerelease of the forthcoming 0.70 version of SmIRC is now available. New features in 0.70 will include automatic iconfication and deiconification of channel windows, and sound support.
X-Chat 0.9.5 -- 29 avril 1999
X-Chat is a fully featured IRC client using the GTK toolkit. Optionally it can be compiled to use GNOME and PERL scripting.
Changes: Drop and drop from GMC, DCC fixes, new documentation, color coded DCC window, tab-key nick completion, ability to remove and add windows to the notebook window, nonblocking /exec and misc fixes.
zICQ 2.9 -- 6 avril 1999
zICQ is a console ICQ clone based on mICQ. It began as an ncurses interface to mICQ and it took off from there. Features include send and recieve messages and urls, contact list, ncurses interface, command line editing, command history and sound support.
Changes: This version has a lot of fixes, some new features (more user commands) and improvements in stability.
Melange Chat Server 0.99b -- 9 février 1999
Melange is a chat server written in C. It comes in a package with a Java-client, so your guests do not need any browser-plugin or other additional software. Its main features are channels created by everybody, private channels, channel/user renaming, change channel owner, anonymous channel, private messages, user squelching, cross channel yelling, finger, whois, support for internettime, many administrator features like user kicking, host banning or changing of loglevel and much more.
Changes: Added support for french language to the server and the java client.
Naken Chat 0.89 -- 3 février 1999
Naken Chat is a port of Javachat to C. Javachat can be directly replaced with this server and the Java chat client or telnet client will talk to it as if it was Javachat. Naken Chat is multithreaded (like Javachat) and has all the features (channels, gagging, squelching, private messages, etc) and has been tested on: Linux, FreeBSD, Irix, Solaris, and Win32.
Changes: Config directory can now be picked with a -f command line option, fixed a few bugs and Naken Chat is now distributed under a new license.
pircd Alpha Ten -- 21 février 1999
pircd is an IRC daemon written in Perl, which aims to be compatible with existing clients.
Changes: Fixed some nasty bugs, added support for changing nicks, dropped the GPL in favor of a less restrictive license, and made other various internal changes.
terra 2.2.0 -- 29 mars 1999
terra is an IRC daemon, based off of an old version of the 'elite ircd'. Features include optional user host-masking, new cmodes (color filtering, exeptions to bans, no nick changes), new oper-only umodes (view Global connects, services oper), features to help give IRC operators greater control over the network and other great features.
Changes: First publically released version.