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       Irssi - a modular IRC client for UNIX


       irssi  [-dv!?]  [-c  server]  [-p port] [-n nickname] [-w password] [-h


       Irssi is a modular Internet Relay Chat client. It is highly  extensible
       and  very  secure.  Being  a fullscreen, termcap based client with many
       features, Irssi is easily extensible through scripts and modules.


              use FILE instead of ~/.irssi/config.

              PATH specifies the home directory of Irssi.  Default is ~/.irssi

       -c, --connect=SERVER
              connects to SERVER

       -w, --password=PASSWORD
              use PASSWORD for authentication.

       -p, --port=PORT
              automatically connect to PORT on server.

       -!, --noconnect
              disables autoconnecting.

       -n, --nick=NICKNAME
              specify NICKNAME as your nick.

       -h, --hostname=HOSTNAME
              use HOSTNAME for your irc session.

       -d, --dummy
              use dummy terminal mode.

       -v, --version
              display the version of Irssi.

       -?, --help
              show a help message.

              display brief usage message.


       Irssi  has  been  supplied  with  a huge amount of documentation. Check
       /help or look at the files contained by /usr/share/doc/irssi*


              Global configuration file

              Personal configuration file

              Automatic save of the personal config file when it  was  changed

              Default irssi theme

              Logged messages in away status

              Directory including many help files

              Global scripts directory

              Global themes directory

              Default scripts directory

              Directory  containing  links  to  scripts  that should be loaded
              automatically on startup

              File containing a list of commands to execute on startup


       Irssi was written by Timo Sirainen <>

       This manpage was written by Istvan Sebestyen  <>  and
       Stefan Tomanek <>