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Irssi Tutorial

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= IRSSI is a command-line IRC client popular with many developers. By using irssi in conjunction with the Unix '''screen''' program you can create one or more shells that will exist even when you logout. IRSSI + Terminal Server: =This is useful when you move between computers, but want to reconnect to irssi where you last left-off.
Why use the IRSSI client on '''cs1''' you ask? Well because then you don't have to be worried about being connected to IRC at all times. By using the ''screen'' porgram you can create a session in the background and launch IRSSI within that session. This way when you logout of telnet or ssh your session is still active and can be accessed later on.==Advantages==
'''Advantages include''': # * People can leave you messages.# * You can catch-up on important things conversations that happened while you may have had otherwise missed that happened on IRCwere away (often called "scrollback").
== Instructions ==
# * Obtain an account on cs1 (ask dave), or install irssi on another computer that isn't rebooted (NOTE: many Seneca servers are rebooted frequently).# * Use ssh to connect to cs1, for example [ PuTTY (Windows)]. If you use Linux or any Unix based operating system you likely already have ssh installed.# * Once you've connected to cs1 launch ''IRSSI'irssi''' within a [ '''screen'''] session. You can do this by typing : $ screen ''screen'' in will flash and go back to the bash default prompt. This will launch the '' You are now inside screen'' application which should start a new bash prompt of its own.# $ irssi* Type "irssi" in the new bash prompt in order to launch ''IRSSI'', the irc application. As a side note, if you want to exit a ''screen'' session just type "exit" in the bash prompt to return to the main prompt where you originally launched ''screen'' from.# * In the ''IRSSI'' prompt, type : /connect in order to connect to the Mozilla IRC server.# * Once you're connected type in /j #seneca to join the official DPS909 IRC channel.:::* If you would like to return back to the bash prompt without exiting ''IRSSI'' hit "ctrl+a" then "ctrl+d":::* If you would like to return to ''IRSSI'' type "screen -raAd" in the bash prompt.:::* If you would like to see a list of ''screens'' that are currently running type "screen -ls" in the bash prompt.
==Frequently Asked Questions==
# '''How do i change the default nick name?'''

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