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What is IRC? #

From Wikpedia -
Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a protocol for real-time Internet text messaging (chat) or synchronous conferencing. It is mainly designed for group communication in discussion forums, called channels, but also allows one-to-one communication via private message as well as chat and data transfer, including file sharing.


For a more entertaining version, here's an excerpt from Encyclopedia Dramatica -
Internet Relay Chat (IRC) (AKA Multiplayer Notepad) has been around for 65 billion years. It's the bastard offspring of UNIX talk and ntalk protocols.

To put it simply, IRC is like a normal chat system, except instead of chat (which doesn't happen as everyone is either idle or a bot the fbi), the main activity of IRC is op-wars and denial of service attacks. Ops are people who kick and ban those from a room who suck up the least (the non-ops don't have that so they denial of service attack them instead), which causes the banned users to retaliate by DDoSing the ops and the IRC network and ChanServ, then gaining ops on a split.

Unsurprisingly, the existence of channels (to make communication a bit easier) created potential for vast amounts of drama, which quickly transformed from being potential to actual drama, human beings being what they are. Channel and network drama happens at an exponential rate of growth, but since anything rarely goes past words in the IRC protocol, it's entirely harmless and pointless. Stupid drama. IRC also is used to transfer two very different types of important communication.

IRC users are on a continuous quest to gain more status. There are always more channels and more servers on which to gain ops. IRC is also a center for warez. Once you've got lots of ops, IRC users can try and climb the "LeetLadder". You've never seen anything so useless as someone with lots of IRCops who tries to use that status IRL.

Most people use smileys to express their feelings on IRC. Meanings of smileys differ from channel to channel. For example, people on one channel might say "::D" when they see something funny, but on another they might say "=DDDd" to express the same feeling. Acronyms like LOL, ROFL or LMAO are also used to express feelings but, as with smileys, their emotional content differ greatly from channel to channel.

Much lulz on IRC can be had at the expense of nubs, who are often told to scroll up after pasting old memes.

IRC FAQs #

Can people see my host or IP? Can I see others?

On TsukiIRC all our users’ IP addresses and host masks are privatized upon connection to prevent others from determining your IP address or full hostmask.
Only TsukiIRC Operators and YOU can see your own IP address and full host. So when YOU “/whois your-own-nick” you will see it. However, when others whois you they will only see a privatized IP address or hostmask.
Other users may still see your ISP (e.g: anon-E6919581.hsd1.vt.comcast.net) but they won’t be able to determine your IP address and make a direct connection to your computer from the information they get from your /whois.
Do not be tricked into allowing others to see your IP address or full host:

  • Never type “/mode your-nick -x” as it will allow others to see your IP address or full host mask.
  • Do not accept DCC chat or file transfers requests as either will allow a direct connection to your machine and will allow someone to determine your IP.

IRC Services & Commands #

User Commands



      Commands are indexed alphabetically. Examples of the actual commands that you can copy, paste, and send are listed in italics. A description of the command follows the command. Underlined words in the command are variables that need to be changed to send the command correctly. For example #channel should be changed to your channel's name, Nick is your nick or the nick of the user, Text might be the message you want to be displayed. These can vary by command and will be explained in the command's description that follows. Variables inside curly braces like {ON|OFF} are selections that require one of the options inside the curly braces to be specified.

  • ADMIN: /admin server
    Provides administrative information regarding the server. If a server name is included it will display the info of that server.

  • AWAY: /away reason
    - Sets your online status to "away" Without a reason will unset you away.

  • BOTMOTD: /botmotd server
    Displays the servers bot message of the day. Including a server name allows you to check other servers.

  • CONNECT: /connect hub port leaf
    Links another IRC server to the one you are currently on. Remote connections are also possible.

  • CREDITS: /credits
    Credits for Unreal IRCD.

  • CYCLE: /cycle #chan,#chan2,#chan3
    Cycles the given channel(s). This command is equivalent to sending a PART then a JOIN command.

  • DNS: /dns option
    Returns information about the IRC server's DNS cache. Note, since most clients have a built-in DNS command, you will most likely need to use /raw DNS to use this. Opers may specify an l as the first parameter to the command to receive a list of entries in the DNS cache.

  • HELPOP: /helpop ?topic or /helpop ! topic
    HelpOp is a new system of getting IRC Server help. You type either /HELPOP ? help system topic or /HELPOP ! question The "?" in /HELPOP means query the help system and if you get no response you can choose '!' to send it to the Help Operators online. Using neither ? nor ! will mean the command will be first queried within the help system and if no match if found , it will be forwarded to the help operators.

  • IDENTIFY: /identify password or /identify channel password
    Sends your password to the services system to identify to your nick.When used with channel it sends your password to the services system to identify as the founder of a channel.

  • INVITE: /invite user #channel
    Sends a user an invitation to join a particular channel. You must be an operator on the channel in order to invite a user into it.

  • IRCOPS /ircops
    Displays all the IRCOps currently connected to the Network.

  • ISON: /ison user user2 user3 user 4
    Used to determine of a certain user or users are currently on the IRC server based upon their nickname.

  • JOIN: /join #chan,#chan2,#chan3
    Used to enter one or more channels on an IRC server. All occupants of the channel will be notified of your arrival. The /join 0 command makes you PART all channels.

  • KICK: /kick #channel user reason
    Removes a user from a channel. Can only be used by Operators or Half-Ops. If no reason is specified, your nickname becomes the reason.

  • KNOCK: /knock #channel message
    For channels which are invite only, you can "knock" on the channel to request an invite. Will not work if channel has one of the following modes set: +K +V. Will also not work if you are banned.

  • LICENSE: /license
    Displays the GNU License.

  • LINKS: /links
    Lists all of the servers currently linked to the network.

  • LIST: /list searchstring
    Provides a complete listing of all channels on the network. If a search string is specified, it will only show those matching the search string. If you don't include a search string, the default is to send you the entire unfiltered list of channels. Below are the options you can use, and what channels LIST will return when you use them.
    • >number = List channels with more than number people.
    • <number = List channels with less than number people.
    • C>number = List channels created between now and number minutes ago.
    • C<number = List channels created earlier than number minutes ago.
    • T>number = List channels whose topics are older than number minutes (Ie., they have not changed in the last number minutes.
    • T<number = List channels whose topics are newer than number minutes.
    • *mask* = List channels that match *mask*
    • !*mask* = List channels that do not match *mask*


  • LUSERS: /lusers server
    Provides local and global user information (such as current and maximum user count). Adding a server name allows you to view the statistics from other servers.

  • MAP: /map
    Provides a "network map" of the IRC network. Mainly used for routing purposes.

  • MODE: /mode user modes
    Used to change the mode of a channel or a user. You can only change modes for channel you are an Operator or Half-Op on. Also, you can only changes user modes for yourself.
    User Modes:
    • B = Marks you as being a Bot
    • c = Strips colors in PRIVMSGs
    • d = Warning: Do not use this mode! (Deaf - Makes it so you can not receive any channel messages)
    • g = Can read & send to GlobOps, and LocOps
    • G = Filters out all Bad words in your messages with
    • h = Available for Help (Help Operator)
    • H = Hide IRCop status in /WHO and /WHOIS. (IRC Operators only)
    • i = Invisible (Not shown in /WHO searches)
    • p = Hide all channels in /whois and /who
    • q = Only U:lines can kick you (Services Admins/Net Admins only)
    • R = Allows you to only receive PRIVMSGs/NOTICEs from registered (+r) users
    • r = Identifies the nick as being Registered (settable by services only)
    • s = Can listen to Server notices
    • S = For Services only. (Protects them)
    • T = Prevents you from receiving CTCPs
    • t = Says that you are using a /VHOST
    • V = Marks the client as a WebTV user
    • v = Receive infected DCC send rejection notices
    • w = Can listen to Wallop messages
    • W = Lets you see when people do a /WHOIS on you (IRC Operators only)
    • x = Gives the user Hidden Hostname (security)
    • z = Marks the client as being on a Secure Connection (SSL)

    Below is a list of possible snomasks:
    Snomask stands for 'Service NOtice MASK', it (mainly) controls which server notices you will receive.
    Usage: /MODE nick +s snomask
    • c = View connects/disconnects on local server
    • e = View 'Eyes' server messages (OperOverride, /CHG* and /SET* usage, ..)
    • F = View connects/disconnects on remote servers (except U-lines)
    • f = View flood alerts
    • G = View TKL notices (Gline, GZline, Shun, etc)
    • j = View Junk notices (not recommended for normal use)
    • k = View KILL notices
    • n = View nick changes on local server
    • N = View nick changes on remote servers
    • o = View oper-up notices
    • q = View rejected nick changes due to Q:lines
    • S = View spamfilter matches
    • v = View usage of /VHOST command


  • MOTD: /motd server
    Displays the Message of the Day.

  • NAMES: /names #channel
    Provides a list of users on the specified channel.

  • NICK: /nick newnickname
    Changes your "online identity" on a server. All those in the channel you are in will be alerted of your nickname change.

  • NOTICE: /notice nick,nick2,nick3,nick4 text
    Mainly used for one-time communication or for the results of a command.

  • PART: /part #chan,#chan2,#chan3,#chan4
    Used to part (or leave) a channel you currently occupy. All those in the channel will be notified of your departure.

  • PING: /ping user
    Determines the amount of lag (time it takes for a response to reach a person and comeback) between yourself and someone else. DO NOT DO THIS WITHOUT ASKING THE USER IF YOU MAY DO SO.

  • PRIVMSG: /msg nick,nick2,nick3,nick4 text
    Used to send a message to a person or a channel.

  • QUIT: /quit reason
    Disconnects you from the IRC server. Those in the channels you occupy will be notified of your departure. If you do not specify a reason, your nickname becomes the reason.

  • RULES: /rules server
    Displays the ircd.rules of a server. Adding a server name allows you to view rules on other servers.

  • SILENCE: /silence +nickname
    Adds a nickname to SILENCE list. -nickname removes a nickname from the SILENCE list.

  • SETNAME: /setname name
    Changes the "IRC Name" (or "Real Name") of yourself. Available to everyone.

  • TIME: /time server
    Displays the servers date and time. Including a server name allows you to check other servers.

  • TOPIC: /topic channel topic
    Sets/Changes the topic of the channel in question, or just display the current topic. Topic channel will display the current topic of the given channel. Topic channel topic will change the topic of the given channel.

  • USERHOST: /userhost nick
    Returns the userhost of the user in question. Usually used by scripts or bots to retrieve userhost information.

  • VERSION: /version nick
    Sends a CTCP Version request to the user. If configured to do so, their client will respond with the client version. DO NOT DO THIS WITHOUT ASKING THE USER IF YOU MAY DO SO.

  • WATCH /watch +-nick +-nick
    Watch is a new notify-type system in UnrealIRCd which is both faster and uses less network resources than any old-style notify system. The server will send you a message when any nickname in your watch list logs on or off. The watch list DOES NOT REMAIN BETWEEN SESSIONS - you (or your script or client) must add the nicknames to your watch list every time you connect to an IRC server.

  • WHO: /who search
    Searches user information (-i users only) for supplied information. (IRCops and higher are able to search +i users.) Masks include: nickname, #channel, hostmask (*.attbi.com).

  • WHOIS: /whois user
    Shows information about the user in question, such as their "name", channels they are currently in, their hostmask, etc.

  • WHOWAS: /whowas nick max replies
    Retrieves previous 'WHOIS' information for users no longer connected to the server. The max replies field is optional, and limits how many records will be returned.




NickServ Commands



      NickServ allows you to "register" a nickname and prevent others from using it. The following commands allow for registration and maintenance of nicknames; to use them, type /msg ns command. For more information on a specific command, type /msg ns help command.

      This service is intended to provide a way for IRC users to ensure their identity is not compromised. It is NOT intended to facilitate "stealing" of nicknames or other malicious actions. Abuse of NickServ will result in, at minimum, loss of the abused nickname(s). Nicknames that are not used anymore are subject to the automatic expiration, i.e. they will be deleted after 31 days if not used.


      Commands are indexed alphabetically. Examples of the actual commands that you can copy, paste, and send are listed in italics. A description of the command follows the command. Underlined words in the command are variables that need to be changed to send the command correctly. For example #channel should be changed to your channel's name, Nick is your nick or the nick of the user, Text might be the message you want to be displayed. These can vary by command and will be explained in the command's description that follows. Variables inside curly braces like {ON|OFF} are selections that require one of the options inside the curly braces to be specified.

  • ACCESS: Modifies or displays the access list for your nick. This is the list of addresses which will be automatically recognized by NickServ as allowed to use the nick. If you want to use the nick from a different address, you need to send an IDENTIFY command to make NickServ recognize you.
    • ADD: /msg nickserv access add mask
    • DEL: /msg nickserv access del mask
    • LIST: /msg nickserv access list
    Examples:
    /msg nickserv ACCESS ADD anyone@*.example.com
    Allows access to user anyone from any machine in the example.com domain.
    /msg nickserv ACCESS DEL anyone@*.example.com
    Reverses the previous command.
    /msg nickserv ACCESS LIST
    Displays the current access list.

  • ALIST: /msg nickserv alist
    Lists channels you have access on.

  • DROP: /msg nickserv drop nickname
    Drops your nickname from the NickServ database. A nick that has been dropped is free for anyone to re-register.
    You may drop a nick within your group by passing it as the nick parameter.
    In order to use this command, you must first identify with your password (/msg nickserv help identify for more information).

  • GHOST: /msg nickserv ghost nick password
    Terminates a "ghost" IRC session using your nick. A "ghost" session is one which is not actually connected, but which the IRC server believes is still online for one reason or another. Typically, this happens if your computer crashes or your Internet or modem connection goes down while you're on IRC.
    In order to use the GHOST command for a nick, your current address as shown in /WHOIS must be on that nick's access list, you must be identified and in the group of that nick, or you must supply the correct password for the nickname.

  • GLIST: /msg nickserv glist
    Lists all nicks in your group.

  • GROUP: /msg nickserv group target password
    This command makes your nickname join the target nickname's group. password is the password of the target nickname.
    Joining a group will allow you to share your configuration, memos, and channel privileges with all the nicknames in the group, and much more!
    A group exists as long as it is useful. This means that even if a nick of the group is dropped, you won't lose the shared things described above, as long as there is at least one nick remaining in the group.
    You can use this command even if you have not registered your nick yet. If your nick is already registered, you'll need to identify yourself before using this command. Type /msg nickserv help identify for more information. This last may be not possible on your IRC network.
    It is recommended to use this command with a non-registered nick because it will be registered automatically when using this command. You may use it with a registered nick (to change your group) only if your network administrators allowed it.
    You can only be in one group at a time. Group merging is not possible.
    Note: all the nicknames of a group have the same password.

  • IDENTIFY: /msg nickserv identify password
    Tells NickServ that you are really the owner of this nick. Many commands require you to authenticate yourself with this command before you use them. The password should be the same one you sent with the REGISTER command.

  • INFO: /msg nickserv info nick ALL
    Displays information about the given nickname, such as the nick's owner, last seen address and time, and nick options. If you are identified for the nick you're getting information for and ALL is specified, you will be shown all the information; regardless of whether it's hidden or not.

  • LOGOUT: /msg nickserv logout
    This reverses the effect of the IDENTIFY command, i.e. make you not recognized as the real owner of the nick anymore. Note, however, that you won't be asked to reidentify yourself.

  • RECOVER: /msg nickserv recover nick password
    Allows you to recover your nickname if someone else has taken it; this does the same thing that NickServ does automatically if someone tries to use a kill-protected nick.
    When you give this command, NickServ will bring a fake user online with the same nickname as the user you're trying to recover your nick from. This causes the IRC servers to disconnect the other user. This fake user will remain online for one minute to ensure that the other user does not immediately reconnect; after that minute, you can reclaim your nick. Alternatively, use the RELEASE command (/msg nickserv help release) to get the nick back sooner.
    In order to use the RECOVER command for a nick, your current address as shown in /WHOIS must be on that nick's access list, you must be identified and in the group of that nick, or you must supply the correct password for the nickname.

  • REGISTER: /msg nickserv register password email
    Registers your nickname in the NickServ database. Once your nick is registered, you can use the SET and ACCESS commands to configure your nick's settings as you like them. Make sure you remember the password you use when registering - you'll need it to make changes to your nick later. (Note that case matters! EPONA, Epona, and epona are all different passwords!)
    Guidelines on choosing passwords:
    Passwords should not be easily guessable. For example, using your real name as a password is a bad idea. Using your nickname as a password is a much worse idea ;) and, in fact, NickServ will not allow it. Also, short passwords are vulnerable to trial-and-error searches, so you should choose a password at least 5 characters long.
    Finally, the space character cannot be used in passwords.
    The parameter email is optional and will set the email for your nick immediately. However, it may be required on certain networks. Your privacy is respected; this e-mail won't be given to any third-party person.
    This command also creates a new group for your nickname, that will allow you to register other nicks later sharing the same configuration, the same set of memos and the same channel privileges. For more information on this feature, type /msg nickserv help group.

  • RELEASE: /msg nickserv release nick password
    Instructs NickServ to remove any hold on your nickname caused by automatic kill protection or use of the RECOVER command. By default, such holds last for one minute; this command gets rid of them sooner.
    In order to use the RELEASE command for a nick, your current address as shown in /WHOIS must be on that nick's access list, you must be identified and in the group of that nick, or you must supply the correct password for the nickname.

  • SET: Sets various nickname options. option can be one of:
    • DISPLAY: /msg nickserv set display new-display
      Changes the display used to refer to your nickname group in Services. The new display MUST be a nick of your group.
    • EMAIL: /msg nickserv set email address
      Associates the given E-mail address with your nickname. This address will be displayed whenever someone requests information on the channel with the info command.
    • GREET: /msg nickserv set greet message
      Makes the given message the greet of your nickname, that will be displayed when joining a channel that has GREET option enabled, provided that you have the necessary access on it.
    • HIDE: /msg nickserv set hide {EMAIL|USERMASK|QUIT} {ON|OFF}
      Allows you to prevent certain pieces of information from being displayed when someone does a NickServ INFO on your nick. You can hide your E-mail address (EMAIL), last seen user@host mask (USERMASK), and last quit message (QUIT). The second parameter specifies whether the information should be displayed (OFF) or hidden (ON).
    • ICQ: /msg nickserv set icq number
      Associates the given ICQ number with your nickname. This number will be displayed whenever someone requests information on your nick with the INFO command.
    • KILL: /msg nickserv set kill {ON|QUICK|IMMED|OFF}
      Turns the automatic protection option for your nick on or off. With protection on, if another user tries to take your nick, they will be given one minute to change to another nick, after which NickServ will forcibly change their nick.
      If you select QUICK, the user will be given only 20 seconds to change nicks instead of the usual 60. If you select IMMED, user's nick will be changed immediately without being warned first or given a chance to change their nick; please do not use this option unless necessary. Also, your network's administrators may have disabled this option.
    • LANGUAGE: /msg nickserv set language number
      Changes the language Services uses when sending messages to you (for example, when responding to a command you send). number should be chosen from the following list of supported languages:
      1) English
      2) Français (French)
      3) Deutsch (German)
      4) Português (Portuguese)
      5) Español (Spanish)
      6) Türkçe (Turkish)
      7) Catala (Catalan)
    • MSG: /msg nickserv set msg {ON|OFF}
      Allows you to choose the way Services are communicating with you. With MSG set, Services will use messages, else they'll use notices.
    • PASSWORD: /msg nickserv set password new-password
      Changes the password used to identify you as the nick's owner.
    • PRIVATE: /msg nickserv set private {ON|OFF}
      Turns NickServ's privacy option on or off for your nick. With PRIVATE set, your nickname will not appear in nickname lists generated with NickServ's LIST command. (However, anyone who knows your nickname can still get information on it using the INFO command.)
    • SECURE: /msg nickserv set secure {ON|OFF}
      Turns NickServ's security features on or off for your nick. With SECURE set, you must enter your password before you will be recognized as the owner of the nick, regardless of whether your address is on the access list. However, if you are on the access list, NickServ will not auto-kill you regardless of the setting of the KILL option.
    • URL: /msg nickserv set url url
      Associates the given URL with your nickname. This URL will be displayed whenever someone requests information on your nick with the INFO command.


  • STATUS: /msg nickserv status nick...
    Returns whether the user using the given nickname is recognized as the owner of the nickname. The response has this format:
    nickname status-code
    where nickname is the nickname sent with the command, and status-code is one of the following:
    0 - no such user online or nickname not registered
    1 - user not recognized as nickname's owner
    2 - user recognized as owner via access list only
    3 - user recognized as owner via password identification
    Up to sixteen nicknames may be sent with each command; the rest will be ignored. No error message is generated if no nickname is given.



MemoServ Commands



      MemoServ is a utility allowing IRC users to send short messages to other IRC users, whether they are online at the time or not, or to channels(*). Both the sender's nickname and the target nickname or channel must be registered in order to send a memo. Type /msg MemoServ HELP command for help on any of the commands.

(*) By default, any user with at least level 10 access on a channel can read that channel's memos. This can be changed with the ChanServ LEVELS command.

      Commands are indexed alphabetically. Examples of the actual commands that you can copy, paste, and send are listed in italics. A description of the command follows the command. Underlined words in the command are variables that need to be changed to send the command correctly. For example #channel should be changed to your channel's name, Nick is your nick or the nick of the user, Text might be the message you want to be displayed. These can vary by command and will be explained in the command's description that follows. Variables inside curly braces like {ON|OFF} are selections that require one of the options inside the curly braces to be specified.

  • CANCEL: /msg memoserv cancel nick|channel
    Cancels the last memo you sent to the specified nick or channel provided it has not already been read at the time you use the command.

  • CHECK: /msg memoserv check nick
    Checks whether the _last_ memo you sent to nick has been read or not. Note that this only work with nicks, not with channels.

  • DEL: This command allows you to delete memos. Options can be one of:
    • LAST: /msg memoserv del last
      Will delete the last memo received.
    • ALL: /msg memoserv del all
      Will delete all memos you have received.
    • LIST: /msg memoserv del list
      Will delete the memos specified in the list. For example, /msg memoserv del 2-5 would delete memos from number 2 to number 5. You could also use /msg memoserv del 2-3, 8-9 to delete only memos 2 through 3 AND memos 8 though 9.
    • CHANNEL: /msg memoserv del #channel [option
      Will delete the memos for the channel specified. All other options described above apply. You must have the appropriate channel access to use this command. By default you must have level 10 access on a channel to read that channels memos. This can be changed with the ChanServ LEVELS command.


  • INFO: Informs you of you memo info, it will list; the number of memos you have, what your LIMIT is set at, and your NOTIFY status. There are two options here:
    • INFO: /msg memoserv info
      The items mentioned above for you given nick.
    • CHANNEL: /msg memoserv info #channel
      Does the same as the above for a given channel. You must have the appropriate channel access to use this command. By default you must have level 10 access on a channel to read that channels memos. This can be changed with the ChanServ LEVELS command.


  • LIST: Lists your memos. Options can be one of:
    • LIST: /msg memoserv list
      Will list all memos your current nickname has. New memos will be indicated as such by an "*". You can also specify which memos are to be listed by number. For example, /msg memoserv list 2-4 would only list memos from number 2 to number 4. You could also use /msg memoserv list 2-4, 7-9 to list only memos 2 through 4 AND memos 7 though 9.
    • NEW: /msg memoserv list new
      Will list only the new memos your current nickname has.
    • CHANNEL: /msg memoserv list #channel
      Will list all the memos for the channel specified. All other options described above apply. You must have the appropriate channel access to use this command. By default you must have level 10 access on a channel to read that channels memos. This can be changed with the ChanServ LEVELS command.


  • READ: This command allows you to read you memos. Options can be one of:
    • LAST: /msg memoserv read last
      Will open the last memo received.
    • NEW: /msg memoserv read new
      Will open any new memos you have received.
    • LIST: /msg memoserv read list
      Will open the memos specified in the list. For example, /msg memoserv read 2-5 would only open memos from number 2 to number 5. You could also use /msg memoserv read 2-3, 8-9 to list only memos 2 through 3 AND memos 8 though 9.
    • CHANNEL: /msg memoserv read #channel
      Will read all the memos for the channel specified. All other options described above apply. You must have the appropriate channel access to use this command. By default you must have level 10 access on a channel to read that channels memos. This can be changed with the ChanServ LEVELS command.


  • RSEND: /msg memoserv rsend nick|channel the memo you wish to send
    Sends the named nick or channel a memo containing memo-text. When sending to a nickname, the recipient will receive a notice that he/she has a new memo. The target nickname/channel must be registered. Once the memo is read by its recipient, an automatic notification memo will be sent to the sender informing him/her that the memo has been read.

  • SEND: /msg memoserv send nick|channel the memo you wish to send
    Sends the text in the area "the memo you wish to send" to the nick or channel you specified.

  • SET: Sets various memo options. Option can be one of:
    • NOTIFY: /msg memoserv set notify parameter
      The parameters can be one of:
      • ON: /msg memoserv set notify on
        You will be notified of memos when you log on, when you unset /AWAY and when they are sent to you.
      • LOGIN: /msg memoserv set notify logon
        You will be notified of memos only when you logon or unset /AWAY.
      • NEW: /msg memoserv set notifynew
        You will only be notified of memos when they are sent to you.
      • OFF: /msg memoserv set notify off
        You will not receive any notification of memos.
    • LIMIT: /msg memoserv set limit parameter
      The parameters can be one of:
      • USERLIMIT /msg memoserv set limit some number between 0-20
        Sets the maximum number of memos you nick will be able to receive. If it is set to 0 you will not be able to receive any memos. It cannot be set any higher than 20.
      • CHANNELLIMIT: /msg memoserv set limit #channel|some number between 0-20
        Does the same as the above for a given channel. You must have the appropriate channel access to use this command. By default you must have level 10 access on a channel to read that channels memos. This can be changed with the ChanServ LEVELS command.


  • STAFF: /msg memoserv staff the memo you wish to send
    Sends all services staff a memo containing memo-text. Note: If you have opers on both the oper list and the admin list they will receive the memo twice. The same applies for oper's on the Root list as well as other lists.




ChanServ Commands



      ChanServ allows you to register and control various aspects of channels. ChanServ can often prevent malicious users from "taking over" channels by limiting who is allowed channel operator privileges. Available commands are listed below; to use them, type /msg chanserv command. For more information on a specific command, type /msg chanserv help command.

      Commands are indexed alphabetically. Examples of the actual commands that you can copy, paste, and send are listed in italics. A description of the command follows the command. Underlined words in the command are variables that need to be changed to send the command correctly. For example #channel should be changed to your channel's name, Nick is your nick or the nick of the user, Text might be the message you want to be displayed. These can vary by command and will be explained in the command's description that follows. Variables inside curly braces like {ON|OFF} are selections that require one of the options inside the curly braces to be specified.

  • ACCESS: Maintains the access list for a channel. The access list specifies which users are allowed chanop status or access to ChanServ commands on the channel. Different user levels allow for access to different subsets of privileges; /msg chanserv help access levels for more specific information. Any nick not on the access list has a user level of 0.
    • ADD: /msg chanserv access #channel add nick level
      Adds the given nickname to the access list with the given user level; if the nick is already present on the list, its access level is changed to the level specified in the command. The level specified must be less than that of the user giving the command, and if the nick is already on the access list, the current access level of that nick must be less than the access level of the user giving the command.
    • DEL: /msg chanserv access #channel del {nick|entry-num|list}
      Removes the given nick from the access list. If a list of entry numbers is given, those entries are deleted. (See the example for LIST below.)
    • LIST: /msg chanserv access #channel list {mask|list}
      Displays the access list. If a wildcard mask is given, only those entries matching the mask are displayed. If a list of entry numbers is given, only those entries are shown; for example: /msg chanserv access #help list 2-5,7-9 Lists access entries numbered 2 through 5 and 7 through 9.
    • CLEAR: /msg chanserv access #channel clear
      Clears all entries of the access list.


  • AUTOVOICE: /msg chanserv autovoice #channel {REG|ALL|OFF}
    Enable or disable automatic voicing of users upon joining a channel. The REG option will voice only registered users whereas the ALL option will voice all users. OFF option will disable auto voicing on the channel.

  • AKICK: Maintains the Auto Kick list for a channel. If a user on the Auto Kick list attempts to join the channel, ChanServ will ban that user from the channel, then kick the user.
    • ADD: /msg chanserv akick #channel add mask reason
      Adds the given nick or usermask to the Auto Kick list. If a reason is given with the command, that reason will be used when the user is kicked; if not, the default reason is "You have been banned from the channel".
    • STICK: /msg chanserv akick #channel stick mask
      Permanently bans the given mask on the channel. If someone tries to remove the ban, ChanServ will automatically set it again. You can't use it for registered nicks.
    • UNSTICK: /msg chanserv akick #channel unstick mask
      Cancels the effect of the AKICK STICK command, so you'll be able to unset the ban again on the channel.
    • DEL: /msg chanserv akick #channel del mask
      Removes the given nick or mask from the Auto Kick list. It does not, however, remove any bans placed by an Auto Kick; those must be removed manually.
    • LIST: /msg chanserv akick #channel list mask
      Displays the Auto Kick list, or optionally only those Auto Kick entries which match the given mask.
    • VIEW: /msg chanserv akick #channel view mask
      The AKICK VIEW command is a more verbose version of AKICK LIST command.
    • ENFORCE: /msg chanserv akick #channel enforce
      Causes ChanServ to enforce the current AKICK list by removing those users who match an AKICK mask.
    • CLEAR: /msg chanserv akick #channel clear
      Clears all entries of the akick list.


  • AOP: Maintains the AOP (AutoOP) list for a channel. The AOP list gives users the right to be auto-opped on your channel, to unban or invite themselves if needed, to have their greet message showed on join, and so on.
    • ADD: /msg chanserv aop #channel add nick
      Adds the given nickname to the AOP list.
    • DEL: /msg chanserv aop #channel del {nick|entry-num|list}
      Removes the given nick from the AOP list. If a list of entry numbers is given, those entries are deleted. (See the example for LIST below.)
    • LIST: /msg chanserv aop #channel list {mask|list}
      Displays the AOP list. If a wildcard mask is given, only those entries matching the mask are displayed. If a list of entry numbers is given, only those entries are shown; for example: AOP #channel LIST 2-5,7-9 Lists AOP entries numbered 2 through 5 and 7 through 9.
    • CLEAR: /msg chanserv aop #channel clear
      The AOP CLEAR command clears all entries of the AOP list.
    Note: The AOP ADD and AOP DEL commands are limited to SOPs or above, while the AOP CLEAR command can only be used by the channel founder. However, any user on the AOP list may use the AOP LIST command. This command may have been disabled for your channel, and in that case you need to use the access list. See /msg chanserv HELP ACCESS for information about the access list, and /msg chanserv HELP SET XOP to know how to toggle between the access list and XOP list systems.

  • BAN: /msg chanserv ban #channel nick reason
    Bans a selected nick on a channel. If nick is not given, it will ban you. If channel and nick are not given, it will ban you on all channels you're on, provided you have the rights to. By default, limited to AOPs or those with level 5 access and above on the channel. Note: Extended Bans are now available.

  • CLEAR: Tells ChanServ to clear certain settings on a channel. what can be any of the following:
    • MODES: /msg chanserv clear #channel modes
      Resets all modes on the channel (i.e. clears modes i,k,l,m,n,p,s,t).
    • BANS: /msg chanserv clear #channel bans
      Clears all bans on the channel.
    • OPS: /msg chanserv clear #channel ops
      Removes channel-operator status (mode +o) from all channel operators.
    • VOICES: /msg chanserv clear #channel voices
      Removes "voice" status (mode +v) from anyone with that mode set.
    • USERS: /msg chanserv clear #channel users
      Removes (kicks) all users from the channel. By default, limited to those with founder access on the channel.


  • DEHALFOP: /msg chanserv dehalfop #channel nick
    Dehalfops a selected nick on a channel. If nick is not given, it will dehalfop you. If channel and nick are not given, it will dehalfop you on all channels you're on, provided you have the rights to. By default, limited to AOPs and those with level 5 access and above on the channel, or to HOPs or those with level 4 and above for self dehalfopping.

  • DEOP: /msg chanserv deop #channel nick
    Deops a selected nick on a channel. If nick is not given, it will deop you. If channel and nick are not given, it will deop you on all channels you're on, provided you have the rights to. By default, limited to AOPs or those with level 5 access and above on the channel.

  • DEOWNER: /msg chanserv deowner #channel
    Removes your owner status on channel. If channel is not given, it will remove your owner status on all channels you're on, provided you have the rights to. Limited to those with founder access on the channel.

  • DEPROTECT: /msg chanserv deprotect #channel nick
    Deprotects a selected nick on a channel. If nick is not given, it will deprotect you. If channel and nick are not given, it will deprotect you on all channels you're on, provided you have the rights to. By default, limited to the founder, or to SOPs or those with level 10 and above on the channel for self deprotecting.

  • DEVOICE: /msg chanserv devoice #channel nick
    Devoices a selected nick on a channel. If nick is not given, it will devoice you. If channel and nick are not given, it will devoice you on all channels you're on, provided you have the rights to. By default, limited to AOPs or those with level 5 access and above on the channel, or to VOPs or those with level 3 and above for self devoicing.

  • DROP: /msg chanserv drop #channel
    Cancel the registration of a channel Can only be used by channel founder, who must use the IDENTIFY command first.

  • GETKEY: /msg chanserv getkey #channel
    Returns the key of the given channel. This is a command mainly intended to be used by bots and/or scripts, so the output is in the following way: KEY channel key. key is "NO KEY" if no key is set.

  • HALFOP: /msg chanserv halfop #channel nick
    Halfops a selected nick on a channel. If nick is not given, it will halfop you. If channel and nick are not given, it will halfop you on all channels you're on, provided you have the rights to. By default, limited to AOPs and those with level 5 access and above on the channel, or to HOPs or those with level 4 and above for self halfopping.

  • HOP: Maintains the HOP (HalfOP) list for a channel. The HOP list gives users the right to be auto-halfopped on your channel.
    • ADD: /msg chanserv hop #channel add nick
      Adds the given nickname to the HOP list.
    • DEL: /msg chanserv hop #channel del {nick|entry-num|list}
      Removes the given nick from the HOP list. If a list of entry numbers is given, those entries are deleted. (See the example for LIST below.)
    • LIST: /msg chanserv hop #channel list {mask|list}
      Displays the HOP list. If a wildcard mask is given, only those entries matching the mask are displayed. If a list of entry numbers is given, only those entries are shown; for example: HOP #channel LIST 2-5,7-9 Lists HOP entries numbered 2 through 5 and 7 through 9.
    • CLEAR: /msg chanserv hop #channel clear
      Command clears all entries of the HOP list.
    The HOP ADD, HOP DEL and HOP LIST commands are limited to AOPs or above, while the HOP CLEAR command can only be used by the channel founder. This command may have been disabled for your channel, and in that case you need to use the access list. See /msg chanserv help access for information about the access list, and /msg chanserv help set XOP to know how to toggle between the access list and XOP list systems.

  • IDENTIFY: /msg chanserv identify #channel password
    Authenticates you to ChanServ as the founder of the given channel. Many commands require you to use this command before using them. The password should be the same one you sent with the REGISTER command.

  • INFO: /msg chanserv info #channel ALL
    Lists information about the named registered #channel, including its founder, time of registration, last time used, description, and mode lock, if any. If ALL is specified, the entry message and successor will also be displayed. By default, the ALL option is limited to those with founder access on the channel.

  • INVITE: /msg chanserv invite #channel
    Tells ChanServ to invite you into the given channel. By default, limited to AOPs or those with level 5 and above on the channel.

  • KICK: /msg chanserv kick #channel nick reason
    Kicks a selected nick on a channel. If nick is not given, it will kick you. If channel and nick are not given, it will kick you on all channels you're on, provided you have the rights to. By default, limited to AOPs or those with level 5 access and above on the channel.

  • LEVELS: Allows fine control over the meaning of the numeric access levels used for channels. With this command, you can define the access level required for most of ChanServ's functions. (The SET FOUNDER and SET PASSWORD commands, as well as this command, are always restricted to the channel founder.) For a list of the features and functions whose levels can be see /cs help levels desc
    • SET: /msg chanserv levels #channel set type level
      Allows the access level for a function or group of functions to be changed.
    • DISABLE: /msg chanserv levels #channel {dis|disable} type
      Disables an automatic feature or disallows access to a function by anyone other than the channel founder.
    • LIST: /msg chanserv levels #channel list
      Shows the current levels for each function or group of functions.
    • RESET: /msg chanserv levels #channel reset
      Resets the levels to the default levels of a newly-created channel (see /msg chanserv help access levels).
    For a list of the features and functions whose levels can be set, see /msg chanserv help levels desc.

  • LOGOUT: /msg chanserv logout #channel nick
    This command makes the selected nickname not identified anymore for the given channel. If you are the founder of the channel, you can log out anybody, else you can only log out yourself.

  • MODE: /mode #channel mode
    Used to change the mode of a channel. You can only change modes for channel you are an Operator or Half-Op on.
      Channel Modes:
    • A = Server/Net/Tech Admin only channel (Settable by Admins)
    • a nick Makes the user a channel admin
    • b nick!user@host= Bans the nick!user@host from the channel.
    • c = Blocks messages with ANSI color (Color Block).
    • C = No CTCPs allowed in the channel.
    • e nick!user@host = Exception ban - If someone matches it they can join even if a ban matches them
    • f [*]lines:seconds = Flood protection, if the * is given a user will be kick banned when they send lines in seconds if * is not given they are just kicked and not banned.
    • G = Makes the channel G Rated. Any bad words are replaced with censored in channel messages (badwords.channel.conf).
    • H = No +I users may join (Settable by Admins)
    • h nick = Gives HalfOp status to the user
    • i = Invite-only allowed
    • K = /KNOCK is not allowed
    • k key = Needs the Channel Key to join the channel
    • L #chan2 = If +l is full, the next user will auto-join #chan2
    • l x= Channel may hold at most number of users. x= number of max users
    • M = A registered nickname (+r) is required to talk
    • m = Moderated channel, Only users with mode +voh can speak.
    • n = No messages from outside channel
    • N = No Nickname changes are permitted in the channel.
    • O = IRC Operator only channel (Settable by IRCOps)
    • o nick = Gives Operator status to the user
    • p = Private channel
    • q nick = Sets channel owner
    • Q = No kicks able in channel unless by U:Lines
    • r = Channel is Registered
    • R = Requires a Registered nickname to join the channel
    • s = Secret channel
    • S = Strip all incoming colors away
    • t = Only Channel Operators may set the topic
    • T = No NOTICE's allowed in the channel
    • U = Strips formatting away (reverse, bolds, and underlines.)
    • u = "Auditorium". Makes /NAMES and /WHO #channel only show Operators.
    • V = /INVITE is not allowed
    • v nick = Gives Voice to the user (May talk if chan is +m)
    • z = Only Clients on a Secure Connection (SSL) can join.


  • OWNER: /msg chanserv owner #channel
    Gives you owner status on channel. If channel is not given, it will give you owner status on all channels you're on, provided you have the rights to. Limited to those with founder access on the channel.

  • PROTECT: /msg chanserv protect #channel nick
    Protects a selected nick on a channel. If nick is not given, it will protect you. If channel and nick are not given, it will protect you on all channels you're on, provided you have the rights to. By default, limited to the founder, or to SOPs or those with level 10 and above on the channel for self protecting.

  • REGISTER: /msg chanserv register #channel password description
    Registers a channel in the ChanServ database. In order to use this command, you must first be a channel operator on the channel you're trying to register. The password is used with the IDENTIFY command to allow others to make changes to the channel settings at a later time. The last parameter, which must be included, is a general description of the channel's purpose. When you register a channel, you are recorded as the "founder" of the channel. The channel founder is allowed to change all of the channel settings for the channel; ChanServ will also automatically give the founder channel-operator privileges when s/he enters the channel. See the ACCESS command (/msg chanserv help access) for information on giving a subset of these privileges to other channel users.
    NOTICE: In order to register a channel, you must have first registered your nickname. If you haven't, /msg nickserv help for information on how to do so.

  • SENDPASS: /msg chanserv sendpass #channel
    Send the password of the given channel to the e-mail address set in the founder's nickname record. This command is really useful to deal with lost passwords. May be limited to IRC operators on certain networks. This command is unavailable when encryption is enabled.

  • SET: Allows the channel founder to set various channel options and other information. Available options:
    • BANTYPE: /msg chanserv set #channel bantype Type
      Sets the ban type that will be used by services whenever they need to ban someone from your channel.
      Type is a number between 0 and 3 that means:
      0: ban in the form *!user@host
      1: ban in the form *!*user@host
      2: ban in the form *!*@host
      3: ban in the form *!*user@*.domain
    • DESC: /msg chanserv set #channel desc description
      Sets the description for the channel, which shows up with the LIST and INFO commands.
    • EMAIL: /msg chanserv set #channel email address
      Associates the given E-mail address with the channel. This address will be displayed whenever someone requests information on the channel with the INFO command. If no parameter is given, deletes any current E-mail address for the channel.
    • ENTRYMSG: /msg chanserv set #channel entrymsg message
      Sets the message which will be sent via /notice to users when they enter the channel. If no parameter is given, causes no message to be sent upon entering the channel.
    • FOUNDER: /msg chanserv set #channel founder nick
      Changes the founder of a channel. The new nickname must be a registered one.
    • KEEPTOPIC: /msg chanserv set #channel keeptopic {ON|OFF}
      Enables or disables the topic retention option for a channel. When topic retention is set, the topic for the channel will be remembered by ChanServ even after the last user leaves the channel, and will be restored the next time the channel is created.
    • MLOCK: /msg chanserv set #channel mlock modes
      Sets the mode-lock parameter for the channel. ChanServ allows you to define certain channel modes to be always on, off or free to be either on or off.
      The modes parameter is constructed exactly the same way as a /mode command; that is, modes followed by a + are locked on, and modes followed by a - are locked off. Note, however, that unlike the /mode command, each use of SET MLOCK will remove all modes previously locked before setting the new!
      Warning: If you set a mode-locked key, as in the second example below, you should also set the RESTRICTED option for the channel (see /msg chanserv help set restricted), or anyone entering the channel when it is empty will be able to see the key!
      Examples:
      /msg chanserv set #channel mlock +nt-iklps
      Forces modes n and t on, and modes i, k, l, p, and s off. Mode m is left free to be either on or off.
      /msg chanserv set #channel mlock +knst-ilmp my-key
      Forces modes k, n, s, and t on, and modes i, l, m, and p off. Also forces the channel key to be "my-key".
      /msg chanserv set #channel mlock +
      Removes the mode lock; all channel modes are free to be either on or off.
    • OPNOTICE: /msg chanserv set #channel opnotice {ON|OFF}
      Enables or disables the op-notice option for a channel. When op-notice is set, ChanServ will send a notice to the channel whenever the OP or DEOP commands are used for a user in the channel.
    • PASSWORD: /msg chanserv set #channel password password
      Sets the password used to identify as the founder of the channel.
    • PEACE: /msg chanserv set #channel peace {ON|OFF}
      Enables or disables the peace option for a channel. When peace is set, an user won't be able to kick, ban or remove a channel status of an user that has a level superior or equal to his via ChanServ commands.
    • PRIVATE: /msg chanserv set #channel private {ON|OFF}
      Enables or disables the private option for a channel. When private is set, a /msg chanserv LIST will not include the channel in any lists.
    • RESTRICTED: /msg chanserv set #channel restricted {ON|OFF}
      Enables or disables the restricted access option for a channel. When restricted access is set, users who w

IRC Services & Commands (cont.) #

ChanServ Commands



      ChanServ allows you to register and control various aspects of channels. ChanServ can often prevent malicious users from "taking over" channels by limiting who is allowed channel operator privileges. Available commands are listed below; to use them, type /msg chanserv command. For more information on a specific command, type /msg chanserv help command.

      Commands are indexed alphabetically. Examples of the actual commands that you can copy, paste, and send are listed in italics. A description of the command follows the command. Underlined words in the command are variables that need to be changed to send the command correctly. For example #channel should be changed to your channel's name, Nick is your nick or the nick of the user, Text might be the message you want to be displayed. These can vary by command and will be explained in the command's description that follows. Variables inside curly braces like {ON|OFF} are selections that require one of the options inside the curly braces to be specified.

  • ACCESS: Maintains the access list for a channel. The access list specifies which users are allowed chanop status or access to ChanServ commands on the channel. Different user levels allow for access to different subsets of privileges; /msg chanserv help access levels for more specific information. Any nick not on the access list has a user level of 0.
    • ADD: /msg chanserv access #channel add nick level
      Adds the given nickname to the access list with the given user level; if the nick is already present on the list, its access level is changed to the level specified in the command. The level specified must be less than that of the user giving the command, and if the nick is already on the access list, the current access level of that nick must be less than the access level of the user giving the command.
    • DEL: /msg chanserv access #channel del {nick|entry-num|list}
      Removes the given nick from the access list. If a list of entry numbers is given, those entries are deleted. (See the example for LIST below.)
    • LIST: /msg chanserv access #channel list {mask|list}
      Displays the access list. If a wildcard mask is given, only those entries matching the mask are displayed. If a list of entry numbers is given, only those entries are shown; for example: /msg chanserv access #help list 2-5,7-9 Lists access entries numbered 2 through 5 and 7 through 9.
    • CLEAR: /msg chanserv access #channel clear
      Clears all entries of the access list.


  • AUTOVOICE: /msg chanserv autovoice #channel {REG|ALL|OFF}
    Enable or disable automatic voicing of users upon joining a channel. The REG option will voice only registered users whereas the ALL option will voice all users. OFF option will disable auto voicing on the channel.

  • AKICK: Maintains the Auto Kick list for a channel. If a user on the Auto Kick list attempts to join the channel, ChanServ will ban that user from the channel, then kick the user.
    • ADD: /msg chanserv akick #channel add mask reason
      Adds the given nick or usermask to the Auto Kick list. If a reason is given with the command, that reason will be used when the user is kicked; if not, the default reason is "You have been banned from the channel".
    • STICK: /msg chanserv akick #channel stick mask
      Permanently bans the given mask on the channel. If someone tries to remove the ban, ChanServ will automatically set it again. You can't use it for registered nicks.
    • UNSTICK: /msg chanserv akick #channel unstick mask
      Cancels the effect of the AKICK STICK command, so you'll be able to unset the ban again on the channel.
    • DEL: /msg chanserv akick #channel del mask
      Removes the given nick or mask from the Auto Kick list. It does not, however, remove any bans placed by an Auto Kick; those must be removed manually.
    • LIST: /msg chanserv akick #channel list mask
      Displays the Auto Kick list, or optionally only those Auto Kick entries which match the given mask.
    • VIEW: /msg chanserv akick #channel view mask
      The AKICK VIEW command is a more verbose version of AKICK LIST command.
    • ENFORCE: /msg chanserv akick #channel enforce
      Causes ChanServ to enforce the current AKICK list by removing those users who match an AKICK mask.
    • CLEAR: /msg chanserv akick #channel clear
      Clears all entries of the akick list.


  • AOP: Maintains the AOP (AutoOP) list for a channel. The AOP list gives users the right to be auto-opped on your channel, to unban or invite themselves if needed, to have their greet message showed on join, and so on.
    • ADD: /msg chanserv aop #channel add nick
      Adds the given nickname to the AOP list.
    • DEL: /msg chanserv aop #channel del {nick|entry-num|list}
      Removes the given nick from the AOP list. If a list of entry numbers is given, those entries are deleted. (See the example for LIST below.)
    • LIST: /msg chanserv aop #channel list {mask|list}
      Displays the AOP list. If a wildcard mask is given, only those entries matching the mask are displayed. If a list of entry numbers is given, only those entries are shown; for example: AOP #channel LIST 2-5,7-9 Lists AOP entries numbered 2 through 5 and 7 through 9.
    • CLEAR: /msg chanserv aop #channel clear
      The AOP CLEAR command clears all entries of the AOP list.
    Note: The AOP ADD and AOP DEL commands are limited to SOPs or above, while the AOP CLEAR command can only be used by the channel founder. However, any user on the AOP list may use the AOP LIST command. This command may have been disabled for your channel, and in that case you need to use the access list. See /msg chanserv HELP ACCESS for information about the access list, and /msg chanserv HELP SET XOP to know how to toggle between the access list and XOP list systems.

  • BAN: /msg chanserv ban #channel nick reason
    Bans a selected nick on a channel. If nick is not given, it will ban you. If channel and nick are not given, it will ban you on all channels you're on, provided you have the rights to. By default, limited to AOPs or those with level 5 access and above on the channel. Note: Extended Bans are now available.

  • CLEAR: Tells ChanServ to clear certain settings on a channel. what can be any of the following:
    • MODES: /msg chanserv clear #channel modes
      Resets all modes on the channel (i.e. clears modes i,k,l,m,n,p,s,t).
    • BANS: /msg chanserv clear #channel bans
      Clears all bans on the channel.
    • OPS: /msg chanserv clear #channel ops
      Removes channel-operator status (mode +o) from all channel operators.
    • VOICES: /msg chanserv clear #channel voices
      Removes "voice" status (mode +v) from anyone with that mode set.
    • USERS: /msg chanserv clear #channel users
      Removes (kicks) all users from the channel. By default, limited to those with founder access on the channel.


  • DEHALFOP: /msg chanserv dehalfop #channel nick
    Dehalfops a selected nick on a channel. If nick is not given, it will dehalfop you. If channel and nick are not given, it will dehalfop you on all channels you're on, provided you have the rights to. By default, limited to AOPs and those with level 5 access and above on the channel, or to HOPs or those with level 4 and above for self dehalfopping.

  • DEOP: /msg chanserv deop #channel nick
    Deops a selected nick on a channel. If nick is not given, it will deop you. If channel and nick are not given, it will deop you on all channels you're on, provided you have the rights to. By default, limited to AOPs or those with level 5 access and above on the channel.

  • DEOWNER: /msg chanserv deowner #channel
    Removes your owner status on channel. If channel is not given, it will remove your owner status on all channels you're on, provided you have the rights to. Limited to those with founder access on the channel.

  • DEPROTECT: /msg chanserv deprotect #channel nick
    Deprotects a selected nick on a channel. If nick is not given, it will deprotect you. If channel and nick are not given, it will deprotect you on all channels you're on, provided you have the rights to. By default, limited to the founder, or to SOPs or those with level 10 and above on the channel for self deprotecting.

  • DEVOICE: /msg chanserv devoice #channel nick
    Devoices a selected nick on a channel. If nick is not given, it will devoice you. If channel and nick are not given, it will devoice you on all channels you're on, provided you have the rights to. By default, limited to AOPs or those with level 5 access and above on the channel, or to VOPs or those with level 3 and above for self devoicing.

  • DROP: /msg chanserv drop #channel
    Cancel the registration of a channel Can only be used by channel founder, who must use the IDENTIFY command first.

  • GETKEY: /msg chanserv getkey #channel
    Returns the key of the given channel. This is a command mainly intended to be used by bots and/or scripts, so the output is in the following way: KEY channel key. key is "NO KEY" if no key is set.

  • HALFOP: /msg chanserv halfop #channel nick
    Halfops a selected nick on a channel. If nick is not given, it will halfop you. If channel and nick are not given, it will halfop you on all channels you're on, provided you have the rights to. By default, limited to AOPs and those with level 5 access and above on the channel, or to HOPs or those with level 4 and above for self halfopping.

  • HOP: Maintains the HOP (HalfOP) list for a channel. The HOP list gives users the right to be auto-halfopped on your channel.
    • ADD: /msg chanserv hop #channel add nick
      Adds the given nickname to the HOP list.
    • DEL: /msg chanserv hop #channel del {nick|entry-num|list}
      Removes the given nick from the HOP list. If a list of entry numbers is given, those entries are deleted. (See the example for LIST below.)
    • LIST: /msg chanserv hop #channel list {mask|list}
      Displays the HOP list. If a wildcard mask is given, only those entries matching the mask are displayed. If a list of entry numbers is given, only those entries are shown; for example: HOP #channel LIST 2-5,7-9 Lists HOP entries numbered 2 through 5 and 7 through 9.
    • CLEAR: /msg chanserv hop #channel clear
      Command clears all entries of the HOP list.
    The HOP ADD, HOP DEL and HOP LIST commands are limited to AOPs or above, while the HOP CLEAR command can only be used by the channel founder. This command may have been disabled for your channel, and in that case you need to use the access list. See /msg chanserv help access for information about the access list, and /msg chanserv help set XOP to know how to toggle between the access list and XOP list systems.

  • IDENTIFY: /msg chanserv identify #channel password
    Authenticates you to ChanServ as the founder of the given channel. Many commands require you to use this command before using them. The password should be the same one you sent with the REGISTER command.

  • INFO: /msg chanserv info #channel ALL
    Lists information about the named registered #channel, including its founder, time of registration, last time used, description, and mode lock, if any. If ALL is specified, the entry message and successor will also be displayed. By default, the ALL option is limited to those with founder access on the channel.

  • INVITE: /msg chanserv invite #channel
    Tells ChanServ to invite you into the given channel. By default, limited to AOPs or those with level 5 and above on the channel.

  • KICK: /msg chanserv kick #channel nick reason
    Kicks a selected nick on a channel. If nick is not given, it will kick you. If channel and nick are not given, it will kick you on all channels you're on, provided you have the rights to. By default, limited to AOPs or those with level 5 access and above on the channel.

  • LEVELS: Allows fine control over the meaning of the numeric access levels used for channels. With this command, you can define the access level required for most of ChanServ's functions. (The SET FOUNDER and SET PASSWORD commands, as well as this command, are always restricted to the channel founder.) For a list of the features and functions whose levels can be see /cs help levels desc
    • SET: /msg chanserv levels #channel set type level
      Allows the access level for a function or group of functions to be changed.
    • DISABLE: /msg chanserv levels #channel {dis|disable} type
      Disables an automatic feature or disallows access to a function by anyone other than the channel founder.
    • LIST: /msg chanserv levels #channel list
      Shows the current levels for each function or group of functions.
    • RESET: /msg chanserv levels #channel reset
      Resets the levels to the default levels of a newly-created channel (see /msg chanserv help access levels).
    For a list of the features and functions whose levels can be set, see /msg chanserv help levels desc.

  • LOGOUT: /msg chanserv logout #channel nick
    This command makes the selected nickname not identified anymore for the given channel. If you are the founder of the channel, you can log out anybody, else you can only log out yourself.

  • MODE: /mode #channel mode
    Used to change the mode of a channel. You can only change modes for channel you are an Operator or Half-Op on.
      Channel Modes:
    • A = Server/Net/Tech Admin only channel (Settable by Admins)
    • a nick Makes the user a channel admin
    • b nick!user@host= Bans the nick!user@host from the channel.
    • c = Blocks messages with ANSI color (Color Block).
    • C = No CTCPs allowed in the channel.
    • e nick!user@host = Exception ban - If someone matches it they can join even if a ban matches them
    • f [*]lines:seconds = Flood protection, if the * is given a user will be kick banned when they send lines in seconds if * is not given they are just kicked and not banned.
    • G = Makes the channel G Rated. Any bad words are replaced with censored in channel messages (badwords.channel.conf).
    • H = No +I users may join (Settable by Admins)
    • h nick = Gives HalfOp status to the user
    • i = Invite-only allowed
    • K = /KNOCK is not allowed
    • k key = Needs the Channel Key to join the channel
    • L #chan2 = If +l is full, the next user will auto-join #chan2
    • l x= Channel may hold at most number of users. x= number of max users
    • M = A registered nickname (+r) is required to talk
    • m = Moderated channel, Only users with mode +voh can speak.
    • n = No messages from outside channel
    • N = No Nickname changes are permitted in the channel.
    • O = IRC Operator only channel (Settable by IRCOps)
    • o nick = Gives Operator status to the user
    • p = Private channel
    • q nick = Sets channel owner
    • Q = No kicks able in channel unless by U:Lines
    • r = Channel is Registered
    • R = Requires a Registered nickname to join the channel
    • s = Secret channel
    • S = Strip all incoming colors away
    • t = Only Channel Operators may set the topic
    • T = No NOTICE's allowed in the channel
    • U = Strips formatting away (reverse, bolds, and underlines.)
    • u = "Auditorium". Makes /NAMES and /WHO #channel only show Operators.
    • V = /INVITE is not allowed
    • v nick = Gives Voice to the user (May talk if chan is +m)
    • z = Only Clients on a Secure Connection (SSL) can join.


  • OWNER: /msg chanserv owner #channel
    Gives you owner status on channel. If channel is not given, it will give you owner status on all channels you're on, provided you have the rights to. Limited to those with founder access on the channel.

  • PROTECT: /msg chanserv protect #channel nick
    Protects a selected nick on a channel. If nick is not given, it will protect you. If channel and nick are not given, it will protect you on all channels you're on, provided you have the rights to. By default, limited to the founder, or to SOPs or those with level 10 and above on the channel for self protecting.

  • REGISTER: /msg chanserv register #channel password description
    Registers a channel in the ChanServ database. In order to use this command, you must first be a channel operator on the channel you're trying to register. The password is used with the IDENTIFY command to allow others to make changes to the channel settings at a later time. The last parameter, which must be included, is a general description of the channel's purpose. When you register a channel, you are recorded as the "founder" of the channel. The channel founder is allowed to change all of the channel settings for the channel; ChanServ will also automatically give the founder channel-operator privileges when s/he enters the channel. See the ACCESS command (/msg chanserv help access) for information on giving a subset of these privileges to other channel users.
    NOTICE: In order to register a channel, you must have first registered your nickname. If you haven't, /msg nickserv help for information on how to do so.

  • SENDPASS: /msg chanserv sendpass #channel
    Send the password of the given channel to the e-mail address set in the founder's nickname record. This command is really useful to deal with lost passwords. May be limited to IRC operators on certain networks. This command is unavailable when encryption is enabled.

  • SET: Allows the channel founder to set various channel options and other information. Available options:
    • BANTYPE: /msg chanserv set #channel bantype Type
      Sets the ban type that will be used by services whenever they need to ban someone from your channel.
      Type is a number between 0 and 3 that means:
      0: ban in the form *!user@host
      1: ban in the form *!*user@host
      2: ban in the form *!*@host
      3: ban in the form *!*user@*.domain
    • DESC: /msg chanserv set #channel desc description
      Sets the description for the channel, which shows up with the LIST and INFO commands.
    • EMAIL: /msg chanserv set #channel email address
      Associates the given E-mail address with the channel. This address will be displayed whenever someone requests information on the channel with the INFO command. If no parameter is given, deletes any current E-mail address for the channel.
    • ENTRYMSG: /msg chanserv set #channel entrymsg message
      Sets the message which will be sent via /notice to users when they enter the channel. If no parameter is given, causes no message to be sent upon entering the channel.
    • FOUNDER: /msg chanserv set #channel founder nick
      Changes the founder of a channel. The new nickname must be a registered one.
    • KEEPTOPIC: /msg chanserv set #channel keeptopic {ON|OFF}
      Enables or disables the topic retention option for a channel. When topic retention is set, the topic for the channel will be remembered by ChanServ even after the last user leaves the channel, and will be restored the next time the channel is created.
    • MLOCK: /msg chanserv set #channel mlock modes
      Sets the mode-lock parameter for the channel. ChanServ allows you to define certain channel modes to be always on, off or free to be either on or off.
      The modes parameter is constructed exactly the same way as a /mode command; that is, modes followed by a + are locked on, and modes followed by a - are locked off. Note, however, that unlike the /mode command, each use of SET MLOCK will remove all modes previously locked before setting the new!
      Warning: If you set a mode-locked key, as in the second example below, you should also set the RESTRICTED option for the channel (see /msg chanserv help set restricted), or anyone entering the channel when it is empty will be able to see the key!
      Examples:
      /msg chanserv set #channel mlock +nt-iklps
      Forces modes n and t on, and modes i, k, l, p, and s off. Mode m is left free to be either on or off.
      /msg chanserv set #channel mlock +knst-ilmp my-key
      Forces modes k, n, s, and t on, and modes i, l, m, and p off. Also forces the channel key to be "my-key".
      /msg chanserv set #channel mlock +
      Removes the mode lock; all channel modes are free to be either on or off.
    • OPNOTICE: /msg chanserv set #channel opnotice {ON|OFF}
      Enables or disables the op-notice option for a channel. When op-notice is set, ChanServ will send a notice to the channel whenever the OP or DEOP commands are used for a user in the channel.
    • PASSWORD: /msg chanserv set #channel password password
      Sets the password used to identify as the founder of the channel.
    • PEACE: /msg chanserv set #channel peace {ON|OFF}
      Enables or disables the peace option for a channel. When peace is set, an user won't be able to kick, ban or remove a channel status of an user that has a level superior or equal to his via ChanServ commands.
    • PRIVATE: /msg chanserv set #channel private {ON|OFF}
      Enables or disables the private option for a channel. When private is set, a /msg chanserv LIST will not include the channel in any lists.
    • RESTRICTED: /msg chanserv set #channel restricted {ON|OFF}
      Enables or disables the restricted access option for a channel. When restricted access is set, users who would normally be disallowed from having channel operator privileges (users with negative access levels and, if secure ops is set, users not on the access list) will instead be kicked and banned from the channel.
    • SECURE: /msg chanserv set #channel secure {ON|OFF}
      Enables or disables ChanServ's security features for a channel. When SECURE is set, only users who have registered their nicknames with NickServ and IDENTIFY'd with their password will be given access to the channel as controlled by the access list.
    • SECUREFOUNDER: /msg chanserv set #channel securefounder {ON|OFF}
      Enables or disables the secure founder option for a channel. When secure founder is set, only the real founder will be able to drop the channel, change its password, its founder and its successor, and not those who are IDENTIFY'd with ChanServ.
    • SECUREOPS: /msg chanserv set #channel secureops {ON|OFF}
      Enables or disables the secure ops option for a channel. When secure ops is set, users who are not on the userlist will not be allowed chanop status.
    • SIGNKICK: /msg chanserv set #channel signkick {ON | LEVEL | OFF}
      Enables or disables signed kicks for a channel. When SIGNKICK is set, kicks issued with ChanServ KICK command will have the nick that used the command in their reason.
      If you use LEVEL, those who have a level that is superior or equal to the SIGNKICK level on the channel won't have their kicks signed. See /msg chanserv help levels for more information.
    • SUCCESSOR: /msg chanserv set #channel successor nick
      Changes the successor of a channel. If the founder's nickname expires or is dropped while the channel is still registered, the successor will become the new founder of the channel. However, if the successor already has too many channels registered (20), the channel will be dropped instead, just as if no successor had been set. The new nickname must be a registered one.
    • TOPICLOCK: /msg chanserv set #channel topiclock {ON|OFF}
      Enables or disables the topic lock option for a channel. When topic lock is set, ChanServ will not allow the channel topic to be changed except via the TOPIC command.
    • URL: /msg chanserv set #channel url url
      Associates the given URL with the channel. This URL will be displayed whenever someone requests information on the channel with the INFO command. If no parameter is given, deletes any current URL for the channel.
    • XOP: /msg chanserv set #channel XOP {ON|OFF}
      Enables or disables the XOP lists system for a channel. When XOP is set, you have to use the AOP/SOP/VOP commands in order to give channel privileges to users, else you have to use the ACCESS command.
      Technical Note: when you switch from access list to XOP lists system, your level definitions and user levels will be changed, so you won't find the same values if you switch back to access system!
      You should also check that your users are in the good XOP list after the switch from access to XOP lists, because the guess is not always perfect... in fact, it is not recommended to use the XOP lists if you changed level definitions with the LEVELS command.
      Switching from XOP lists system to access list system causes no problem though.


  • SOP: Maintains the SOP (SuperOP) list for a channel. The SOP list gives users all rights given by the AOP list, and adds those needed to use the Auto Kick and the BadWords lists, to send and read channel memos, and so on.
    • ADD: /msg chanserv sop #channel add nick
      The SOP ADD command adds the given nickname to the SOP list.
    • DEL: /msg chanserv sop #channel del {nick|entry-num|list}
      The SOP DEL command removes the given nick from the SOP list. If a list of entry numbers is given, those entries are deleted. (See the example for LIST below.)
    • LIST: /msg chanserv sop #channel list {mask|list}
      The SOP LIST command displays the SOP list. If a wildcard mask is given, only those entries matching the mask are displayed. If a list of entry numbers is given, only those entries are shown; for example: SOP #channel LIST 2-5,7-9 Lists AOP entries numbered 2 through 5 and 7 through 9.
    • CLEAR: /msg chanserv op #channel clear
      The SOP CLEAR command clears all entries of the SOP list.
    The SOP ADD, SOP DEL and SOP CLEAR commands are limited to the channel founder. However, any user on the AOP list may use the SOP LIST command. This command may have been disabled for your channel, and in that case you need to use the access list. See /msg chanserv help access for information about the access list, and /msg chanserv HELP SET XOP to know how to toggle between the access list and XOP list systems.

  • TOPIC: /msg chanserv topic #channel topic
    Causes ChanServ to set the channel topic to the one specified. If topic is not given, then an empty topic is set. This command is most useful in conjunction with SET TOPICLOCK. See /msg chanserv help set topiclock for more information.
    By default, limited to those with founder access on the channel.

  • UNBAN: /msg chanserv unban #channel
    Tells ChanServ to remove all bans preventing you from entering the given channel.
    By default, limited to AOPs or those with level 5 and above on the channel.

  • VOICE: /msg chanserv voice #channel nick
    Voices a selected nick on a channel. If nick is not given, it will voice you. If channel and nick are not given, it will voice you on all channels you're on, provided you have the rights to.
    By default, limited to AOPs or those with level 5 access and above on the channel, or to VOPs or those with level 3 and above for self voicing.

  • VOP: Maintains the VOP (VOicePeople) list for a channel. The VOP list allows users to be auto-voiced and to voice themselves if they aren't.
    • ADD: /msg chanserv vop #channel add nick
      The VOP ADD command adds the given nickname to the VOP list.
    • DEL: /msg chanserv vop #channel del {nick|entry-num|list}
      The VOP DEL command removes the given nick from the VOP list. If a list of entry numbers is given, those entries are deleted. (See the example for LIST below.)
    • LIST: /msg chanserv vop #channel list {mask|list}
      The VOP LIST command displays the VOP list. If a wildcard mask is given, only those entries matching the mask are displayed. If a list of entry numbers is given, only those entries are shown; for example:
      VOP #channel LIST 2-5,7-9 Lists VOP entries numbered 2 through 5 and 7 through 9.
    • CLEAR: /msg chanserv vop #channel clear
      The VOP CLEAR command clears all entries of the VOP list.
    The VOP ADD, VOP DEL and VOP LIST commands are limited to AOPs or above, while the VOP CLEAR command can only be used by the channel founder. This command may have been disabled for your channel, and in that case you need to use the access list. See /msg chanserv help access for information about the access list, and /msg chanserv help set XOP to know how to toggle between the access list and XOP list systems.




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