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Written by Oleksandr Gavenko (AKA gavenkoa), compiled on 2017-01-30 from rev ccaa2f364422+.

IRC

What are IRC client for emacs?

Most preferred is erc - it is powerful and comes with Emacs since 22.1 version.

See: http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/InternetRelayChat.

Channel modes

** Invite-Only channel.

An Invite-Only channel can only be joined if you are invited by one of its channel operators.

To make your channel invite-only:

irc> /mode #channel +i

To invite users to the channel:

irc> /invite user #channel

** Private channels.

Private channels turn up normally in the channels list. People can see you are on a private channel somewhere, but they can never find out on -which- private channel you are unless they search all (private) channels by brute force.

To make your channel private:

irc> /mode #channel +p

** Secret channels.

Secret channels do not show up in a channels list and you cannot find out its topic unless you join it. If you are on a secret channel, someone who is not on the same channel can't see that you are there.

To make your channel secret:

irc> /mode #channel +s

How make chanal for private discuss?

Create new channel and set it invite-only and invite all you need. Or make password protected channel.

Create new channel (by joining to non existed one) with password:

irc> /join #<channel> <password>

Another people join same:

irc> /join #<channel> <password>

Or join without password and setup it late:

irc> /join #<channel> irc> /mode +k <password>

Don't forget set topic for newly created channel:

irc> /topic #<channel> <topic>

What server well know?

Random server (connect to most near placed):

irc.freenode.net
http://freenode.net/
irc.wyldryde.org
http://www.wyldryde.org/

Freenode.

How register on freenode:

irc> /msg nickserv register <your-password> <your-email>
...get mail, make mail instructions...
irc> /msg nickserv set hidemail on

Adding alternative nick:

irc> /nick foo_
irc> /msg nickserv group

See:

http://freenode.net/faq.shtml#registering http://freenode.net/faq.shtml#nicksetup.

Getting help

/help
/msg nickserv help
/msg chanserv help

/msg chanserv access #icfp-contest list