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Linux IRC mini-HOWTO

Frédéric L. W. Meunier

v0.4 7 January, 2005

Revision History
Revision 0.42005-01-07Revised by: fredlwm
Fifth revision.

This document aims to describe the basics of IRC and respective applications for Linux.


Table of Contents
1. Introduction
1.1. Objectives
1.2. Miscellaneous
1.3. Translations
2. About IRC
3. Brief History of IRC
4. Beginner's guide on using IRC
4.1. Running the ircII program
4.2. Commands
4.3. IRC Etiquette
5. Console IRC Clients
5.1. ircII
5.2. EPIC
5.3. BitchX
5.4. irssi
5.5. Other Console IRC Clients
6. X Window IRC Clients
6.1. Zircon
6.2. KVIrc
6.3. X-Chat
6.4. QuIRC
7. IRC Servers
7.1. IRCD
7.2. IRCD-Hybrid
7.3. ircu
7.4. Bahamut
8. IRC Bots
8.1. Eggdrop
8.2. EnergyMech
9. IRC Bouncers (IRC Proxy)
9.1. bnc
9.2. muh
9.3. ezbounce
10. Installation
10.1. Clients
10.2. Servers
11. But what's already included in my distribution ? (Linux on x86)
11.1. Debian
11.2. Fedora (Red Hat)
11.3. Slackware
12. Hell and Paradise
12.1. Gods (developers)
12.2. Saints (contributors)
12.3. Angels (feedback)
12.4. Devils
13. Revision History