Irssi is an IRC (Internet Relay Chat) terminal client that runs on Unix-like operating systems and can run on Windows through Cygwin. It is written in C Program and uses a text-mode user interface.
To install Irssi in Ubuntu type:
sudo apt-get install irssi
After installing, run this command:
To connect to an IRC server type(For example connecting to DALnet):
There are actually three important connection-related commands: /server, /connect, and /disconnect. Irssi can handle multiple IRC connections simultaneously, thus it is possible to be active in channels on different networks at the same time. The first command, /server, will connect to the specified server on the current network. While, /connect will open a new network connection and connect to the specified server on the new network.
To join a channel type:
To quit type:
For more information on the irssi commands type: