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       inspircd - A modular C++ IRC Daemon


       inspircd   [--version]    [--config   <config>]    [--runasroot]    [--nofork]   [--nolog]
       [--logfile <filename>]  [--debug]  [--testsuite]


       This manual page documents briefly the inspircd command.

       inspircd is a modular C++ IRC Daemon (ircd) for Linux, BSD and Windows systems created  to
       provide a stable, modern, lightweight irc server from scratch and provide a vast number of
       features in a modularised form using an advanced module API. By keeping the  functionality
       of  the  main core to a minimum we hope to increase the stability and speed of our project
       and make it customisable to the needs of many users. InspIRCd is designed primarily to  be
       a custom irc server for the chatspike irc network ( but we are releasing
       it into the public domain under GPL so that you may benefit yourself from  our  work.  The
       project is written from scratch, avoiding the inherent instability under large loads which
       can be seen in many other irc server distributions which have the same featureset.

       The inspircd command starts the ircd  server,  using  /etc/inspircd/inspircd.conf  as  its
       configuration file unless used with --config.


       These  programs  follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with
       two dashes (`-').  A summary of options is included below.  For the complete documentation
       for inspircd, please see

       --help Show summary of options.

              Show the version and revision ID

       --config <config>
              Change the file name used for the main configuration file

              Allow InspIRCd to run as root, after a short pause and a nag banner to prevent this
              being done accidentally (NOT RECOMMENDED OR SUPPORTED!)

              Do not fork to the background on startup, useful for debugging modules

              Do not write to the logfile, used mostly in conjunction with --debug

       --logfile <filename>
              Change the logfile used

              Force debug logging, overriding the config setting. Usually used  with  --nolog  by
              the debug launcher

              Test suite for debugging purpose


       InspIRCd  is  fully  documented  by  the inspircd documentation team, which is viewable at


       InspIRCd was written by  Craig  Edwards  (Brain),  Craig  McLure  (FrostyCoolSlug),  Robin
       Burchell (w00t), and more (see

       This  manual page was written by Darren Blaber <>, for the Debian project
       (but may be used by others).

                                          June 11, 2007                               INSPIRCD(1)