ircII help - intro

Irc is a multi-user, multi-channel chatting network. It allows

people all over the Internet to talk to one another in real-time.

Each irc user has a nickname they use. All communication with

other users is either by nickname or by the channel that they or

you are on. All IRCII commands begin with a / character.

Anything that does not begin with a / is assumed to be a message

that is sent to everyone on your channel. Here is a list of

basic commands to help you get started:

    /list Lists all current irc channels, number of

users, and topic.

    /names Shows the nicknames of all users on each


    /join <channel> Join the named channel. All non-commands

you type will now go to everyone on that


    /msg <nick> Sends a private message to the specified

person. Only the specified nickname will

see this message.

    /nick Change your nickname

    /quit Exits irc.

    /help <topic> Gets help on all IRCII commands.

    /who <channel> Shows who is on a given channel,

including nickname, user name and host,

and realname.

    /whois <nick> Shows the "true" indentity of someone

Use this often to make sure you know who

you are talking to, because nicknames are

NOT owned so any number of people could

use a nickname.

These commands should get you started on irc. Use the /HELP

command to find out more about things on irc, or ask question of

people... most would be happy to help you out.

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