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# wait for the connection to complete, then join '''#lug'''
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# wait for the connection to complete (this may take up to 15 seconds), then join '''#lug'''
 
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Revision as of 20:20, 3 June 2013

Internet Relay Chat (IRC) provides a way of communicating in real time with people from all over the world. It consists of various separate networks (or "nets") of IRC servers, machines that allow users to connect to IRC. IRC is very similar to text messaging, but designed around communicating with large groups of users instead of one-on-one.[reference]

Some IRC clients for Linux, Mac, and Windows include:

You can also use our IRC web interface to chat with members of LUG@UCLA. It will automatically connect you to our IRC channel.

Installing an IRC client

All of the aforementioned IRC clients can be installed using your package manager.

e.g. in Debian, type: sudo apt-get install xchat

Using an IRC client

To join the #lug channel on the irc.gimp.org (aka GIMPNet) network, follow the steps below for your corresponding IRC client:

xchat

  1. start xchat and select GimpNet
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  2. wait for the connection to complete (this may take up to 15 seconds), then join #lug
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You may now chat with others in the channel.

irssi

  1. start irssi in a terminal window
  2. connect to a network: /connect irc.gimp.org
  3. wait for the MOTD (this may take up to 15 seconds)
  4. join a channel: /join #lug

You may now chat with others in the channel.

To leave the channel, type: /leave

To leave all channels and quit, type: /quit

weechat

  1. start weechat in a terminal window
  2. connect to a network: /connect irc.gimp.org
  3. wait for the MOTD (this may take up to 15 seconds)
  4. join a channel: /join #lug

You may now chat with others in the channel.

To leave the channel, type: /buffer close

To leave all channels and quit, type: /quit