Using irssi

I started using irssi for IRC a few weeks ago. It is really a nice client, and if you know perl, you can do a lot with it through scripts. The biggest problem that I had with irssi was getting it to auto-connect and auto-identify to servers and then auto-join channels. I was trying to set this stuff up through irssi’s startup file, but was not able to get it to work.

To get irssi to auto-connect and auto-identify with the servers I used

&nbsp /server add -auto -network freenode irc.freenode.net 6667 password

and then to get the channels I used

&nbsp /channel add -auto #ruby-lang freenode

I set everything up manually inside of irssi and then just used the /save command which writes everything out to the ~/.irssi/config file. When I restarted irssi, everything did what I wanted it to do.

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