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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

              An IRC server to connect to.

              Channel to automatically join.

              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.

              Will be shown instead of server name (if used).

              Message to send to the channel when leaving a channel.

              Message to send to all channels when leaving a server.

              Should f-irc automatically open a channel when it receives an INVITE message?

              Wether  to  ignore  mouse  clicks(!).  Default is true which makes f-irc ignore the

       favorite=... ...
              This defines a  favorite  channel.  First  parameter  is  the  server  hostname  or
              description,  the  second parameter the channel name (e.g. Jump through
              your favorite channels using ^Q.

              Wether to update the configuration-file at exit. Useful when adding channels and/or
              servers or changing nicks.

              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.

              Wether lines with your nick name in them should be highlighted (green on black).

              Show  server-messages  and  personal  messages  in  a  different color than generic

              Global color-switch.

              When enabled, each line spoken will be colored with the color depending on who said

              Use more than the 16 standard colors. Useful for "nick-color".

              Show window-heading in reverse (true) or with ASCII-art (false).

              Should f-irc show a message when someone leaves a channel?

              Should f-irc show a message when there's a mode change?

              Should f-irc show a message when someone changes his/hers nick?

              Should f-irc show a message when someone joins a channel?

              Allows you to automatically re-join a channel when you're kicked.

              Store any channels you were in when f-irc terminates.

              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.

              Points to a file with nicks to ignore: #channel nick etc.

              Automatically create a new channel window when using /MSG

              Path where to store files received via DCC.

              How many lines of text to store in the scroll-back buffer.

              Draw the whole line in green or only the parts that match the search term.

              How  many items to put in the word-cloud window. Set to 0 to completely disable the

              Height of the word-cloud window. This excludes the 2 rows for the border.

              Interval in which to restart the word-cloud. Value is in seconds.

              Minimum size (in characters) of the words evaluated. A sensible value is 4.

              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.

              Color pair used when your nick is mentioned.

              Color pair used when server messages are shown (joins, parts, etc)

              Colors to use when there's an error to show

              ^W/R/Z/X: jumpy navigation

              Temporary color;

              Dictionary file to use for tab completion, see below.

              Path where to store chats logging.

              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.)


       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

       ^Q     jump to your next favorite channel (see the "favorite=... ..."  configuration  file

       ^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

       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

              Send a file to a user using DCC.

       /EXIT  Terminate the program.

              Ignore a user.

       /INFO  This asks info of an IRC server.

              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.

              Send a notice to a user.

       /PING  Ping a user.

              Store current configuration on disk.

              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

              Un-ignore a user.

              Ask parameters of a server.

       /WHOIS x
              Asks the server who 'x' is.



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