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computing: software: IRC clients: XChat


XChat is a FOSS IRC client. It is available for Windows, Linux, and possibly other platforms.

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  • Allows the user to select which rooms will "beep" (which can be a PC Speaker beep or a sound sample) when there is activity, but it does not save this information when the client leaves the room (either by /part or by shutting down).
  • Doesn't seem to be any way to set it to automatically open different networks in different windows

Wish List

  • Different sounds for different actions, probably based on regex filters



xchat - manual page for xchat 2.0.10



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xchat is a client for the Internet Relay Chat with a GTK user interface. It is extensible using scripts in various languages such as perl. It can be used to connect to multiple IRC networks at the same time.


-d --cfgdir DIRECTORY use a different config dir
-a --no-auto don’t auto connect
-n --no-plugins don’t auto load any plugins
-v --version show version information


  • This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.
  • This manual page was written by Davide Puricelli <evospam@spamdebianspam.spamorg>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).


  • How to do Spoiler Text:
  • %C01,01spoilertext
  • %C01,01spoilertext%O
  • %O clears formatting