1. Evan Gates
  2. ii-emg


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.TH ii 1
ii \- irc it or irc improved

.B 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.
.B ii
.RB [ \-s
.IR servername ]
.RB [ \-p
.IR port ]
.RB [ \-k
.IR password ]
.RB [ \-i
.IR prefix ]
.RB [ \-n
.IR nickname ]
.RB [ \-f
.IR realname ]

.BI \-s " servername"
lets you override the default servername (irc.freenode.net)
.BI \-p " port"
lets you override the default port (6667)
.BI \-k " password"
lets you use a password to authenticate your nick on the server
.BI \-i " prefix"
lets you override the default irc path (~/irc)
.BI \-n " nickname"
lets you override the default nick ($USER)
.BI \-f " realname"
lets you specify your real name associated with your nick

.FN ~/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.

.FN /j " #channel/nickname [<message>]"
join a channel or open private conversation with user
.FN /l " #channel/nickname"
leave a channel or query
.FN /n " nick"
change the nick name
.FN /t " topic"
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.
.FH 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|-|>< ;) etc.
Copyright \(co 2005-2006 by Anselm R. Garbe <garbeam (at) gmail (dot) com> and 
Copyright \(co 2005-2007 by Nico Golde <nico (at) ngolde (dot) de>
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