ircII help: ircII command_line_args
The command line arguments to IRCII ar as follows: irc [<nick> [<server list>]] [<switches>] You may specify a nickname, which will supersede the IRCNICK environment variable. The server list will be added to the server list found in the IRCSERVER variable. However, the servers specified on the command line will appear first in the server list and be the first to which connections are attempted. See ircII server_lists for the format of a server list. See also ircII environment_vars for automatic settings. The <switches>: -c <channel> joins <channel> at startup. If not specified, you start at channel 0. -p <port> default server connection port (usually 6667). This default port number can be overriden by specifying a port number in the server list (see below) or using the SERVER command (see SERVER). -f your terminal uses flow controls (^S/^Q), so IRCII shouldn't You may want to rebind ^Q and ^S so you can still use those functions. ^Q is usually bound to QUOTE_CHARACTER, and ^S is usually bound to TOGGLE_STOP_SCREEN. See BIND about this. -F your terminal doesn't use flow control (default). Opposite of -f, forces IRCII to take over ^Q/^S. -s Start IRCII without using the server process (ircserv) even if it can find it. This is useful for use with irciid and automatons which don't need the separate process (since they never ^Z). -S Opposite of -s. Force ircII to use the (ircserv ) -d runs IRCII in "dumb" terminal mode. IRCII then uses no fancy screen stuff or fancy input editing. All output goes to stdout, and all input is read from stdin. Input editing is only done by your tty (if any). No IRCII keybinding have any effect in dumb mode. -l <file> loads <file> in place of your .ircrc -a adds default servers and command line servers to server list. Normally, if you specify servers on the command line, the IRCSERVER and default server are not added to the server list. This forces all servers known to be added. The order in which servers appear in you server list are as follows: 1. command line servers (from left to right) 2. IRCSERVER servers (from left to right) 3. Default IRCII servers -v Prints the version and internal version (release date). -q Start IRCII quickly -- don't load the IRCRC.