ii - irc it or irc improved
ii is a minimalistic FIFO and filesystem based IRC client. It creates
an irc directory tree with server, channel and nick name directories.
In every directory a FIFO file (in) and and normal file (out) is
placed. This will be for example ~/irc/irc.freenode.net/. The in file
is used to communicate with the servers and the out files includes the
server messages. For every channel and every nick name there will be
new in and out files. The basic idea of this is to be able to
communicate with an IRC server with basic command line tools. For
example if you will join a channel just do echo "/j #channel" > in and
ii creates a new channel directory with in and out file.
ii [-s servername] [-p port] [-k password] [-i prefix] [-n nickname]
lets you override the default servername (irc.freenode.net)
lets you override the default port (6667)
lets you use a password to authenticate your nick on the server
(be aware of the problem that this is visible in the process
list, if you don’t want this use a query to submit your
lets you override the default irc path (~/irc)
lets you override the default nick ($USER)
lets you specify your real name associated with your nick
~/irc In this directory the irc tree will be created. In this
directory you will find a directory for your server (default:
irc.freenode.net) in which the FIFO and the output file will be
stored. If you join a channel a new directory with the name of
the channel will be created in the ~/irc/$servername/ directory.
/j #channel/nickname [<message>]
join a channel or open private conversation with user
leave a channel or query
change the nick name
set the topic of a channel
Everything which is not a command will simply be posted into the
channel or to the server.
So if you need /who just write /WHO as described in the RFC to
the server in FIFO.
out file usage
Write wrappers, pagers or use your tools of choice to display
the out file contents (loco, multitail, etc.).
Write to ii (at) modprobe (dot) de for suggestions, fixes, 7|-|>< ;)
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