ircII help - mode

Usage: MODE *|<channel> [+|-] []

       MODE *|<channel> [+|-]b [[![@]]]        MODE <nick> [+|-]

  Mode command is quite complicated and it allows channel   operators to change channel mode, or any user to change   their personal mode. For a channel mode, <modechars> is one of   the following:     i - channel is invite only     k <key> - Adds join key to the channel. Keys can added or removed (MODE <channel> -k ), but not changed.     l <number> - channel is limited, where is the                        maximum number of users allowed     m - channel is moderated (only channel operators talk)     n - No MSGs to the channel are allowed from someone outside the channel.     o <nick> - Makes a channel operator     p - channel is private     s - channel is secret                        Note: On 2.8 servers you cannot set both +p and +s modes     t - topic limits, only the channel operators may change it     v <nick> - Gives someone a voice to talk on a moderated channel.     b user!nick@host - Adds ban     e user!nick@host - Adds ban exception     I user!nick@host - Adds need-invite exception (notice uppercase I)

  A + or - sign determines whether the specified mode should be   added or deleted.   If you supply * as channel name, modes will apply to your current channel.

  The form which takes user!nick@host is special in that   it needs specifying a sting of the form nick!user@host.   Banning examples:     mode #MyChannel +b *!*@gus.*   bans everybody from the channel who is on IRC from any   machine whose name is gus.     mode #MyChannel +b netw1z   bans anybody using the nickname netw1z.     mode #MyChannel +b *!merklin@*   bans anybody whose user name is merklin.     mode #MyChannel +b jerk!tug@boat.edu   bans the user tug@boat.edu from the channel whenever he   is using the nickname "jerk".

  You can list the bans in effect on a channel:     mode #MyChannel b   With the same way, you can list invite-exceptions on a channel:     mode #MyChannel I   And ban exceptions:     mode #MyChannel e      The third form of the MODE command allows you to modify your   personal parameters. You can precede any combination of the   following with + or - (+to switch that mode on, - to switch it off).

    o - IRC operator status. You may not turn this on                with mode. To assert operator status, you must use oper     w - Receive wallops (messages directed at all operators.                see wallops.     s - Receive server notices. This includes kill notices                and notices about what is happening with links                to the local server.     i - Render yourself invisible. This prevents you from                being seen in who and whois information, unless                somebody specifies your exact nickname with whois.                This is quite useful, because it often let's you                "idle in peace" without getting harmed by mass                advertisers etc.

Note:   Attempting to avoid a ban placed on you may result in   forcible removal from IRC or being banned from your server.

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