Weechat is a text-based IRC client that runs on Linux.
After starting the program, you will be in the core weechat buffer.
From the core buffer, you can add and connect to different IRC servers. Server buffers are merged with the core buffer, but you can switch between these buffers with
ctrl+x (or disabled with
/set irc.look.server_buffer independent.
To connect to a server, add the server and then connect to it. Optionally, you may tweak certain settings with this server by modifying properties under
/server add efnet irc.efnet.net /set irc.server.efnet.nicks "bob,bob2,bob4,bob8" /connect efnet
Once connected, you may join a channel with
/join #channel. You can leave a channel by running
/close on the channel buffer and disconnect from a server by running
/disconnect on the server buffer.
Use the following key bindings to navigate the different buffers, scroll the nicklist and messages.
||Scroll list of buffers|
||Switch to next window if screen is split|
||Scroll title bar|
||Scroll nick list|
||Scroll text in buffer|
||Jump to buffer with recent activity|