[CHEAT-SHEET] List of Important IRC Commands

While you start using IRC, it becomes very essential to do certain tasks. To ensure yours tasks are carried out smoothly, you must know the commands which may come handy. So, today we’ve compiled here a list of IRC Commands that would come handy doing different tasks in IRC.

Changing your Nick

Here, YourNick is the nick you want. So, if your nick was Harry, now it would be YourNick like:

If YourNick is already registered, you have to identify by giving your password as shown:

Here substitute <password> with the password you set when you registered your nick. When you enter your password, if it is correct, the following would be shown:

Getting help

When used this way, you’ll get an index of various things you can get help with as shown.

You can get specific help by typing the stuff you need help with. For example, if you need help with WHOIS then it can be done as:

This would give the following result:

 Admin Info for servers

To get information about Admin of any server, you can use the following command:

Here servers is optional, if used without any parameter, the admin information about current server would be returned.

Else, the information about given server would be returned. Here is what I got when using irc.freenode.net. You can expect somewhat similar results.

 AWAY Message

The Away message could be used to inform other people that you’re away for sometimes, it can be used as:

Here message is any information you want to tell people for why you are going away like:

This would return the following:

When used without any message, the away status will be removed.

Get WHOIS Information

Often you might want to see the whois information for someone, whom you don’t recognize. The whois command can be used as:

Here BellBaghton is the nick you want the information about. This would return the following:

NOTE: BellBaghton is just arbitrary nick and all information in result is changed here. It is for illustration purpose only.

Action Messages

All action messages can be displayed by using following command:

Here <my action> can be replaced with any action you’re doing like:

This would return the following:

Here YourNick is the nick you’re using.

There is a lot more, which I’ll add later in the post.

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