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f-irc - a user friendly irc client for a terminal/command-line/console
f-irc [configurationfile.conf] options: configurationfile.conf
The program f-irc Is an irc client for a terminal/command-line/console. Its goal is to be as user friendly as possible with easy navigation and keyboard shortcuts for quick navigation. The learning curve should be as shallow as possible.
Create ~/.firc or firc.conf. ~/.firc will be automatically found at start, else enter it on the command-line: f-irc my-fi-config.conf server=host:port An IRC server to connect to. auto_join=... Channel to automatically join. send_after_login=... Command to send to the IRC server after connection setup. E.g. PRIVMSG #NickServ IDENTIFY my_password username=... password=... Used for authentication against IRC server nick=... name=... Identification settings. description=... Will be shown instead of server name (if used). part_message=... Message to send to the channel when leaving a channel. server_exit_message=... Message to send to all channels when leaving a server. allow_invite=true/false Should f-irc automatically open a channel when it receives an INVITE message? ignore_mouse=true/false Wether to ignore mouse clicks(!). Default is true which makes f-irc ignore the mouse. favorite=... ... This defines a favorite channel. First parameter is the server hostname or description, the second parameter the channel name (e.g. #linux.nl). Jump through your favorite channels using ^Q. store_config_on_exit=true/false Wether to update the configuration-file at exit. Useful when adding channels and/or servers or changing nicks. notice_in_serverchannel=true/false Most (all?) "NOTICE" messages are not personal messages but are from e.g. chanserv and nickserv and friends. If this parameter is set to true, no new channel-windows are created for them; they are put in the server-channel window instead. highlight=on/off Wether lines with your nick name in them should be highlighted (green on black). meta-colors=true/false Show server-messages and personal messages in a different color than generic messages. all-colors=true/false Global color-switch. nick-color=true/false When enabled, each line spoken will be colored with the color depending on who said it. use_nonbasic_colors=true/false Use more than the 16 standard colors. Useful for "nick-color". inverse_window_heading=true/false Show window-heading in reverse (true) or with ASCII-art (false). show_parts=true/false Should f-irc show a message when someone leaves a channel? show_mode_changes=true/false Should f-irc show a message when there's a mode change? show_nick_change=true/false Should f-irc show a message when someone changes his/hers nick? show_joins=true/false Should f-irc show a message when someone joins a channel? auto_rejoin=true/false Allows you to automatically re-join a channel when you're kicked. remember_channels=true/false Store any channels you were in when f-irc terminates. grep_filter=server,channel,file,reg-exp If a line written in a server/channel with the specified regular expression, write that line to "file". server and or channel can be omitted but the comma needs to stay. For the server, f-irc looks at the "description"-field of a server. ignore_file=... Points to a file with nicks to ignore: #channel nick etc. auto_private_channel=on/off Automatically create a new channel window when using /MSG dcc_path=... Path where to store files received via DCC. max_channel_record_lines=... How many lines of text to store in the scroll-back buffer. partial_highlight_match=yes/no Draw the whole line in green or only the parts that match the search term. word_cloud_n=... How many items to put in the word-cloud window. Set to 0 to completely disable the word-cloud. word_cloud_win_height=... Height of the word-cloud window. This excludes the 2 rows for the border. word_cloud_refresh=... Interval in which to restart the word-cloud. Value is in seconds. word_cloud_min_word_size=... Minimum size (in characters) of the words evaluated. A sensible value is 4. default_colorpair=...,... Set the default color pair. Used for generic texts and borders. First is foreground, second is background. Note that you can either use a color name ("red", "green", etc.) or a hexadecimal color triplet with values 000...3e7 (that may sound strange but ncurses use the range 0...999) with a '#' in front of it. E.g. #1230fe2fa,white highlight_colorpair=...,... Color pair used when your nick is mentioned. meta_colorpair=...,... Color pair used when server messages are shown (joins, parts, etc) error_colorpair=...,... Colors to use when there's an error to show jumpy_navigation=true/false ^W/R/Z/X: jumpy navigation temp_colorpair=...,... Temporary color; dictionary_file=... Dictionary file to use for tab completion, see below. log_dir= Path where to store chats logging. mark_personal_messages=yes/no If someone send you a message in a personal channel ("query"), should f-irc then highlight that channel as if a personal message was sent (default is no).
Available colors: black, blue, cyan, default, green, magenta, red, white, yellow.
F-irc can, apart from channel/nick/command also do tab-completion on a configurable list of words. With "dictionary_file=..." you can select a text-file with 2 or more columns. In the first column you put the word that f-irc needs to look for when pressing tab. Then when there's a match, that word will be replaced by what's in the 2nd (and 3d, etc.) column.
When F-IRC is started, you'll see a list of channels and servers on the right. On the left a large box with what is written by people. The line at the top is the topic of that channel and the line at the bottom is where you write the things you would like to appear in the channels. If there's a reverse color border around the channel-list, then it is selected. That means that you can navigate through it with the cursor keys. Press right to enter a channel. Press right again on that channel to get a list of names in that channel. Press right once again to get a list of actions to perform on that user. Press left to exit the actions menu. Another left to return to the channel-list. Use up cursor/down cursor keys to navigate through the list. 'home' jumps to the top of the list, 'end' to the bottom. Press left on a server to "fold it": this hides the channels. Press the right cursor key to unfold it. When a server is not folded and it is already selected, press "right" again to get a menu with server-options: reconnect a server for example and disconnect it. In the "scroll back"/"search" windows you can press '/' to search in that window and 'w' to write the contents of a window to a file. ^X means: press ctrl key and press x while still holding ctrl. If the channel/name-list is selected, you can enter ^N: you can then move the cursor from right to left and back to navigate through the sentence you're typing. If the edit-line is selected, then the border around the names/channels is no longer reverse, also the '>' left from- and the '>' right from the edit line are in reverse video. If the edit-line is selected, you can press up cursor key and down left cursor key to browse through older lines you wrote. Also "home" and "end" work like they should. ^A moves the cursor to the left, ^E moves the cursor to the right ^D deletes the character under the cursor. This is like how the bash-shell behaves. ^U Clear input line. Press second time to undo clear. If there's something new in a channel, a '*' is put in front of the server or channel name. ^Q jump to your next favorite channel (see the "favorite=... ..." configuration file parameter). ^W lets you jump to the next channel in which new lines were written. ^R like ^W but searching backwards ^Z lets you jump to the next channel in which your (nick-)name was mentioned ^X like ^Z but searching backwards ^T jump back to the previously selected channel ^O lets f-irc remove all the *'s ^F lets you scroll-back in what was written by others ^B lets you scroll-back in what you wrote. you can then select a line and press enter to copy it to your edit-line ^Y Enable/disable "only show channels with new messages". ^V Enter 1 character. Used when entering ascii values < 32, e.g. ^B for bold. Press TAB for auto-completion of commands (e.g. /TOPIC, /TIME, etc.) and nick names Press ^G to close a channel. Press ^L to redraw the screen. Press ^C to terminate the program. Or enter /EXIT (or /exit, commands are not case sensitive). When you enter: @/... then /... is send @@... then @... is send @... then the program will look for a channel/server with '...' in its name and then change the channel to that one. you can enter ^J to let it jump to the next channel with that ^P add a markerline to the current channel F2 Store current configuration on disk F3 Add a new server F4 Switch to edit-line (shortcut for ^N) F5 Redraw screen F6 Search in all windows F7 Close all channels with only "NOTICE" messages. Those are most oftehn the channels with messages that come from bots and servers. F8 Configure f-irc F9 Undo the close of the last closed channel F10 ^N Toggle between channel-list, edit-line and word-cloud (if enabled) F12 Add markerline to all channels on all servers
Not only messages but also commands can be entered in the line at the bottom. Above @... was mentioned and also the TAB-completion was mentioned. Apart from that also a couple of commands weere implemented: /ADDSERVER Adds a server /AWAY Set yout away status. /BAN Ban a user from the current channel. /CTCP Send a CTCP command. E.g. /CTCP flok VERSION /DCCSEND Send a file to a user using DCC. /EXIT Terminate the program. /IGNORE Ignore a user. /INFO This asks info of an IRC server. /INVITE Invite a user to a channel. /JOIN Enter a channel. /KICK Kick a user from a channel /LEAVE Leave a channel. Short-cut is ^G. /LINKS Lists servers to which this irc server is connected. /LIST Ask server for a list of channels. /MODE Sets a mode on a user. /MSG Send a private message to a user. /NICK Set your nick for that server. /NOTICE Send a notice to a user. /PING Ping a user. /SAVECONFIG Store current configuration on disk. /SEARCHALL Search for a text in all channels and servers. /SPAM Send a private message to everybody in a channel. People don't like it and you will probably be banned. /TIME Ask an IRC server for its notion of time. /TOPIC Set the topic of a channel /UNIGNORE Un-ignore a user. /VERSION Ask parameters of a server. /WHOIS x Asks the server who 'x' is.
F-IRC was written by firstname.lastname@example.org Please be nice too other people.