ircII help: basics
Irc is a multi-user, multi-channel chatting network. It allows people all over the internet to talk to one another in real-time. Each irc user has a nickname they use. All communication with another user is either by nickname or by the channel that they or you are on. All IRCII commands begin with a / character. Anything that does not begin with a / is assumed to be a message that is sent to everyone on your channel. Here is a list of basic commands to help you get started: /LIST Lists all current irc channels, number of users, and topic. /NAMES Shows the nicknames of all users on each channel /JOIN <channel> Join the named channel. All non-commands you type will now go to everyone on that channel /MSG <nick> <msg> Sends a private message to the specified person. Only the specified nickname will see this message. /NICK Change your nickname /QUIT Exits irc. /HELP <topic> Gets help on all IRCII commands. /WHO <channel> Shows who is on a given channel, including nickname, user name and host, and realname. /WHOIS <nick> Shows the "true" indentity of someone These commands should get you started on irc. Use the /HELP command to find out more about things on irc, or ask question of people... most would be happy to help you out.