Originally Posted by 273
Thanks to those mentioning irssi -- I had used a command-line client which was overly complex for my needs and seemed tricky to set up but I just installed irssi and it just works.
I may have to vote for it next year.
What I like abour irssi, beyond being CLI, is that it is so well supported, many perl scripts out there. Add Screen to the mix and it is very customizable, but is nice as is for a new user...