Jun 2, 2001, 7:05 PM
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Hi every body,
Perlguru on IRC
time to time, users of perlguru connect on IRC and chat together for fun, we're on EFNet in #perlguru come and have a look if there's someone there... (sadly, there's nobody most of the time).
if you dont know what is IRC, it is a live chat network. It allows people all over the Internet to type to one another in real-time.
- For windows you can use: mirc
- Mac users will like: ircle
- Unix people should already have a chat program on their machine (try "irc" at the prompt); or have a look to bitchX for console, or xchat for X-Window (and it runs perl plugins!!! )
When you've got the software up and running, you then need to connect to a server. But first, you'll need to pick a nickname, a short name that everyone will see you as on IRC.
To set a nickname, use the /NICK command. For example, on the
command line enter:
The next step is to actually connect to a server. If the nick you have chosen is already being used by someone else at that time, the system will tell you and you'll have to pick another nickname.
#perlguru is on the EFNet network, you'll need to connect to a server. Each kind of software has its own way of connecting, but all software will allow you to type in and enter standard IRC commands from the command line. In this case, you'd want to use the /SERVER command followed by the address of an EFNet server, and possibly followed by a port number (this is optional).
There are many EFNet server addresses. You can find a complete list of them. The command to connect is:
Once you are connected, joining the #perlguru channel is simple. You just type:
and you're on!
So i hope to catch you over there...
ygjohn: sometimes. you talk too much.. hahaha..