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Irssi the irc client that rocks

Posted 06-26-2010 at 06:42 PM by craigevil
Updated 03-08-2012 at 02:54 PM by craigevil

Irssi is a terminal based IRC client for UNIX systems. It also supports SILC, XMPP and ICB protocols via plugins.

Even the dpkg bot in #debian agrees irssi rocks:
<dpkg> i guess irssi is the best <IRC> client ever. "aptitude install irssi" and read http://www.irssi.org/documentation/startup . See also http://irssi.org/documentation/faq. http://www.irssi.org/

Simple easy script to setup irssi for you: Irssi Config Generator http://www.matthew.ath.cx/programs/irssiconfig

Lots of fun and useful irssi scripts/themes:
web::irssi::scripts - http://scripts.irssi.org/
irssi Themes - http://www.irssi.org/themes

irssi Documentation/Guides
Irssi - The client of the future - http://www.irssi.org/documentation/startup
Irssi Documentation and Resources | quadpoint.org - http://quadpoint.org/articles/irssidoc
A nice document about BitlBee installation and usage by Bradley Marshall note pdf document
Irssi quickstart guide (Linux Reviews) - http://linuxreviews.org/software/irc/irssi/
Irssi’s /channel, /network, /server and /connect – What It Means - http://pthree.org/2010/02/02/irssis-...what-it-means/
Irssi Handling JOINS/PARTS/QUITS - http://pthree.org/2010/03/12/irssi-h...inspartsquits/
Internet Relay Chat Anonymity - http://www.searchlores.org/irc_kane.htm

Some nifty things you can do with irssi:
An Illustrated Guide to Split Windows in Irssi | quadpoint.org - http://quadpoint.org/articles/irssisplit
A Guide to Efficiently Using Irssi and Screen | quadpoint.org - http://quadpoint.org/articles/irssi
SILC Secure Internet Live Conferencing - http://silcnet.org/support/documenta...client.php#c11
HowtoTwitter - BitlBee Wiki - http://wiki.bitlbee.org/HowtoTwitter
HowtoFacebook - BitlBee Wiki - http://wiki.bitlbee.org/HowtoFacebook
Facebook Chat In Bitlbee - http://pthree.org/2010/02/13/facebook-chat-in-bitlbee/
Use Irssi with Tor - https://trac.torproject.org/projects.../IrcSilc#Irssi
Skype plugin for BitlBee http://vmiklos.hu/project/bitlbee-skype/
SILC Plugin for Irssi - http://penguin-breeder.org/silc/

irssi+bitlbee
irssi + bitlbee Chat with AIM, ICQ, Jabber, MSN, Gtalk, Facebook and Yahoo through Irssi with bitlbee .
You can either install bitlbee or just use one of the Bitlbee servers to connect to your favorite IM protocols. No need to worry about pidgin, empathy, amsn, etc; you only need irssi and bitlbee to do it all.
Install the bitlbee package using aptitude, aptitude install bitlbee and it begins listening on localhost:6667. You connect and use it the same way as a public server.

Add a network and server for easier & automatic connecting:
Code:
/network add bitlbee
/server add -auto -network bitlbee localhost
/connect bitlbee
Useful irssi scripts for bitlbee:
http://quadpoint.org/projects/irssiscripts
http://the-timing.nl/stuff/irssi-bitlbee/
http://browsingtheinternet.com/temp/bitlbee_rename.txt


irssi packages in debian:
irssi-plugin-otr - Off-the-Record Messaging Plugin for Irssi
irssi-plugin-xmpp - XMPP plugin for irssi
irssi-scripts - collection of scripts for irssi
irssi-dev - terminal based IRC client - development files
irssi - terminal based IRC client
irssi-plugin-silc-dbg - debug symbols for the SILC plugin for irssi
irssi-plugin-silc - SILC plugin for irssi


#debian is on both OFTC and freenode.
irc.debian.org AKA irc.oftc.net allows the use of a secure certificate to login:
NickServ/CertFP - OFTC - http://www.oftc.net/oftc/NickServ/CertFP

freenode has SSL as well:
Freenode, SSL and SASL Authentication with Irssi : http://pthree.org/2010/01/31/freenod...on-with-irssi/
Accessing Freenode IRC network via SSL Secure Connection | Ubuntu Tutorials - http://ubuntu-tutorials.com/2010/01/...re-connection/

On freenode when you are connected using SSL you will see a Z by your nick. Mine for example shows [craigevil(+RZi)] , the Z means secure, R means This umode prevents users who are not identified to nickserv from sending you private messages, and "i" (invisible) This prevents you from appearing in global WHO/WHOIS by normal users, and hides which channels you are on. It is strongly recommended that you set this umode.

If you need help with irc in general take a look at: An IRC Tutorial - http://www.irchelp.org/irchelp/irctutorial.html

Now go install irssi and join some channels and have fun. Feel free to say hi, I am always in #debian, #linux-smokers-club, and #smxi on oftc and on freenode in #debian, ##linux.
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    +1!!!
    Posted 06-27-2010 at 04:55 PM by Web31337 Web31337 is offline
 

  



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