This article is a rough draft. Some items in the article may be incomplete or may not work as intended. You can help by learning how to Contribute to the article.
Choose an IRC Client
Choose an IRC Network
Choose an IRC Channel
Once connected to a network you can query the server for a list of channels using the `/list` command. Once you find a channel that you like you can join it with the `/join` command (eg- `/join #channel`).
- `/join` - Joins you to a channel. *Example:* `/join #channel`
- `/list` - Lists channels on the network
- `/msg` - On most clients this will send a private message to the given nickname. *Example:* `/msg nickname hello`
- `/nick` - Changes your nickname. *Example:* `/nick 0`
- `/part` - Leaves the channel *Example:* `/part #channel`
For networks that provide services there are typically 2 bots that you will find for nickname and channel services, Nickserv & Chanserv.
Register your nickname
To register your nickname you would generally type something such as
/msg nickserv register <password> <email>
Login to your nickname
The easiest way to login to your nickname is to use the Nickserv's identify command, however SASL is typically an option too.
To use the identify command type something such as
/msg nickserv identify <password>.
Register a channel
If you have a channel on IRC you can register the channel to protect it from other people taking over. To register your channel you would typically type something like
/msg chanserv register <channel>.