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Old 01-23-2004, 01:23 PM   #1
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Linux and IRC!


Hello there,
Im a kindda windows phreak, and i am scripting in mIRC... Now, i want to set up a bot for IRC on my linux machine, but is there some way that i can use my mIRC scripts for on my linux box??? Which IRC client should I use?? Is there a client which can handle scripts written in mIRC??

Thanks in adavance

And btw, im a @ linux
 
Old 01-23-2004, 01:29 PM   #2
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but is there some way that i can use my mIRC scripts for on my linux box?
I'd hope not ... mIRC is an abomination of
an IRC client, like winDOHs is of an OS.


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Old 01-23-2004, 01:31 PM   #3
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try X-chat
 
Old 01-23-2004, 02:17 PM   #4
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yes X-Chat is good and I think comes with slackware/redhat.
I dont think you can apply your mirc scripting in linux irc clients though. But you can learn perl/python/tcl-tk, which would be much more useful for you, and apply them in X-Chat ( I dunno how, but I think it supports them )
and btw, Tinkster, mIRC r0x Its quite user-friendly and mild compared to bitchx and xchat.
peace
 
Old 01-23-2004, 02:42 PM   #5
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Originally posted by Belize
and btw, Tinkster, mIRC r0x :) Its quite user-friendly and mild compared to bitchx and xchat.
They say the same about winDOHs, and both
are violating standards (creating a de-facto
standard instead).


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Old 01-23-2004, 03:01 PM   #6
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Im quite happy about mIRC, I dont get why you dislike it... But every people have their own opinion, i guess...

I am currently using xchat, but why would it be more useful to learn perl/python/tcl-tk Belize??? I have already written alot of scripts in mIRC, so it would be perfekt if just could get them into my linux box...

Hope someone can help....
 
Old 01-23-2004, 03:04 PM   #7
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We don't condone the use of mirc in any way, shape, or form. However, it depends on the scripting language you used initially. If you used some built in mirc junk, then you will want to convert this to perl. Perl is what it should be scripted in anyway, as most irc clients support it collectively.
 
Old 01-23-2004, 03:07 PM   #8
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well... i have written all af them myself... I havent used any build in thing.... I dont know the name of the language, just that it is to mIRC... But is it really NOT possible to run mIRC on your linux box in any way????
 
Old 01-23-2004, 03:11 PM   #9
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well... i have written all af them myself... I havent used any build in thing.... I dont know the name of the language, just that it is to mIRC... But is it really NOT possible to run mIRC on your linux box in any way????
What you are saying is that you USED the scripting that is BUILT into mirc. There is no need to run mirc on linux/unix. We have many great irc clients. Port your scripts to perl
 
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As i said, because it violates a few IRC standards,
and comes with ideas of its own on how to do certain
things... I'm not going into detail now since it's been
almost two years since I was an IRC Op, and I can't
be bothered to dig my old documentation up.

And people usually don't mind "enhancements",
however, everyone else who's not using mIRC in
the same channel may become quite upset :}



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Old 01-23-2004, 03:15 PM   #11
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Ostemanden : you can run mirc in wine and winex ( search for them in google )
perl/python/tcl-tk will be alot more useful for you because mirc language can be used only for mirc, while those languages are broad and you can use them to make programs/websites/scripts and will help you be better in programming overall.
Good Luck
Kaloian

also, you may have noticed that eggdrop/windrop scripts are called "tcls" and are written in tcl/tk

Last edited by Belize; 01-23-2004 at 03:57 PM.
 
Old 01-23-2004, 07:11 PM   #12
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A great Linux IRC client http://www.bitchx.org/ about bots I'm not too familiar
 
Old 01-24-2004, 02:27 AM   #13
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k, thx for the help so far guys... I will try to use wine and winex in the first place, and if that doesnt work or i cant figure it out, maybe ill try studying perl etc...
 
Old 01-24-2004, 08:44 AM   #14
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Eggdrop is the most popular bot. You can script in TCL and download tousands of scripts from www.egghelp.org and www.tclscript.com etc.
 
Old 01-24-2004, 01:18 PM   #15
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Xchat is a far superior to mIRC IMO. Back when I didn't know any better and used WinBloze for for my everyday desktop pc and Linux only for my servers...I had problems staying connected to the IRC servers. Every 4 hours or so I would get some message like "connection reset by peer" or something like that. Sometimes a different message. I have yet to see Xchat disconnect. And Eggdrop is a great bot. But you MUST read the instructions for it VERY carefully. It will let you know if you don't. LOL
 
  


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