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Day 1,326, 06:36 Published in United Arab Emirates USA by XxBusinessMogulexX

As some of you know i have a habit to write about fun things, things that won't help you much. 🙂 But now i decided to change that and to help you with a little tutorial. As everybody knows IRC is used very often to help our eLifes and to communicate easier between ourselfs. So i'm going to make a list of the most important commands in IRC.
You may find all of this commands boring to read but you can save them because they are very useful.

/ Recalls the previous command entered in the current window.
/! Recalls the last command typed in any window.
/action <action text> Sends the specifed action to the active channel or query window.
/add [-apuce] <filename.ini> Loads aliases, popups, users, commands, and events.
/alias <alias name> <command(s)> creates the given alias in the Tools/Aliases list.
/ame <action text> Sends the specifed action to all channels which you are currently on.
/amsg <text> Sends the specifed message to all channels which you are currently on.
/auser [-a] <level> <nick|address> Adds a user with the specified access level to the remote users list.
/auto [-r] [on|off|nickname|address] Adds (-r removes) auto-opping of a nick or address or sets it on or off totally.
/away <away message> Sets you away leave a message explaining that you are not currently paying attention to IRC.
/away Sets you being back.
/ban [#channel] <nickname> [type] Bans the specified nick from the curent or given channel.
/beep [<number> <delay>] Locally beeps 'number' times with 'delay' inbetween the beeps.
/channel Pops up the channel central window (only works in a channel)
/clear Clears the entire scrollback buffer of the current window.
/clearall Clears all text in all open windows.
/close -icfgms [nick1] [nickN] closes inactive, chat, fserve, get, message or send windows.
/closemsg <nickname> Closes the query window you have open to the specified nick.
/commands [on|off] Sets the Tools/Remote/Commands setion on or off or checks its status.
/creq [ask | auto | ignore] Sets your DCC 'On Chat request' settings in DCC/Options.
/ctcp <nickname> <ping|finger|version|time|userinfo|clientinfo> Does the given ctcp request on nickname.
/dcc send <nickname> <file1> [file2] [file3] ... [fileN] Sends the specified file(s) to nick.
/dcc chat <nickname> Opens a dcc window and sends a dcc chat request to nickname.
/dde [-r] <service> <topic> <item> [data] Allows DDE control between mIRC and other applications.
/ddeserver [[on [service name] | off] To turn on the DDE server mode, eventually with a givem service name.
/describe <#channel> <action text> Sends the specifed action to the specified channel window.
/disable <#groupname> De-activates a group of commands or events in the remote section.
/disconnect Forces a hard and immediate disconnect from your IRC server. Use it with care.
/dlevel <level> Changes the default user level in the remote section.
/dns <nickname | IP address | IP name> Uses your providers DNS to resolve an IP address.
/echo [N] <-s|nickname|#channel> <text> Displays the given text only to YOU on the given place in color N.
/enable <#groupname> Activates a group of commands or events.
/events [on|off] Shows the Tools/Remote/Events section status or sets it to listening or not.
/exit Forces mIRC to closedown and exit.
/finger <nickname | address> Does a finger on a users address... also if his nick is given.
/flood [<numberoflines> <seconds> <pausetime>] Sets a crude flood control method.
/flush [levels] Clears all nicknames from the Remote/users list that are currently not on your channels.
/font Activates the font selection dialog.
/fsend [on|off] Shows fsends status and allows you to turn dcc fast send on or off.
/fserve <nickname> <maxgets> <homedirectory> [welcome text file] Opens a fileserver.
/groups [-e|d] Shows all (enabled or disabled) groups defined in the remote sections.
/guser [-a] <level> <nick> [type] Adds the user to the user list with the specified level and address type.
/help <keyword> Brings up the Basic IRC Commands section in the mIRC help file.
/ignore [-r][on|off|nickname|address] [type] Ignores a nick or address or sets it on or off totally. -r to remove.
/invite <nickname> <#channel> Invites another user to a channel.
/join <#channel> Makes you join the specified channel.
/kick <#channel> <nickname> Kicks nickname off a given channel.
/links Shows the entire list of IRC servers in the network you are currently connected to.
/list [#string] [-min #] [-max #] Lists all currently available channels, evt. filtering for parameters.
/load <-apucev> <filename.ini> Loads Aliases, Popups, Remote items or Variables into mIRC.
/log [on|off] Shows the logging status or sets it on or off for the current window.
/me <action text> Sends the specifed action to the active channel or query window.
/mode <#channel|nickname> [[+|-]modechars [parameters]] Sets channel or user modes.
/msg <#channel|nickname> <message> Send a private message to this user without opening a query window.
/names <#channel> Shows the nicks of all people on the given channel.
/nick <new nickname> Changes your nickname to whatever you like.
/notice <nick> <message> Send the specified notice message to the nick.
/notify [-sh][-ar][on|off|nickname] Toggles notifying you of a nick on IRC or sets it on or off totally.
/onotice [#channel] <message> Send the specified notice message to all channel ops.
/omsg [#channel] <message> Send the specified message to all ops on a channel.
/part <#channel> Makes you leave the specified channel.
/partall Makes you leave all channels you are on.
/ping <server address> Pings the given server. NOT a nickname.
/play [-cpqmrlt] [channel/nick] <filename> [delay/linenumber] Allows you to play text files. Read the help !
/pop <delay> [#channel] <nickname> Performs a randomly delayed +o on a not already opped nick.
/protect [-ar][on|off|nickname|address] Toggles protection of a nick or address or sets it on or off totally.
/query <nickname> <message> Open a query window to this user and send them the private message.
/quit [reason] Disconnect you from IRC with the optional byebye message.
/quote [-q] <raw command> Sends any raw command you supply directly to the server. Use it with care !
/raw [-q] <raw command> Sends any raw command you supply directly to the server. Use it with care !
/remote [on|off] Sets the entire Tools/Remote setion on or off or checks its status.
/remove <c:\path\filename> Will delete the requested file.
/rlevel <access level> Removes all users from the remote users list with the specified access level.
/run <c:\path\program.exe> [parameters] Runs the specified program, evt. with parameters.
/ruser [-r] <nick[!]|address> [type] Removes the user from the remote users list.
/save [-apuce] <filename.ini> Saves remote sections into a specified INI file.
/say <text> Says whatever you want to the active window.
/server [server # | server address [port] [password]] (Re)connects to the server or a newly specified one.
/sound [nickname|#channel] <filename.wav> <action text> Sends an action and a fitting sound request.
/speak <text> Uses the external text to speech program Monologue to speak up the text.
/sreq [ask | auto | ignore] Sets your DCC 'On Send request' settings in DCC/Options.
/time Tells you the time on the server you use.
/timer[N] <repetitions> <interval in seconds> <command> [| <more commands>] Activates a timer.
/timestamp [on | off] Sets timestamping on or off for all your conversations.
/titlebar <text> Sets mIRC's titlebar to the specified text.
/topic <#channel> <newtopic> Changes the topic for the specified channel.
/ulist [<|>]<level> Lists all users in the remote list with the specified access levels.
/url [-d | on | off | close] Opens or closes the URL window that allows you to surf the www parallel to IRC.
/uwho [nick] Pops up the user central with information about the specified user.
/version Tells you the version of the IRC server you use.
/wavplay <c:\path\sound.wav> Locally plays the specified wave file.
/who <#channel> Shows the nicks of all people on the given channel.
/who <*address.string*> Shows all people on IRC with a matching address.
/whois <nickname> Shows information about someone in the status window.
/whowas <nickname> Shows information about someone who -just- left IRC.
/write [-cidl] <filename> [text] To write the specified text to a .txt file.
/writeini <inifile> <section> <item> <value> To write to an .ini file.

I hope this helped you.

Don't forget to vote and sub.

Until next time



HerrPisco Day 1,326, 07:20


thecrafter Day 1,326, 08:26

Awesome thanks

The.Dude Day 1,326, 09:27

Good article.

rainy sunday
rainy sunday Day 1,326, 09:48

Nice work.


falgunimehta Day 1,326, 09:52

v + s

iwalkalone Day 1,326, 09:56

great article, helpful!

XxBusinessMogulexX Day 1,326, 09:58


Abhinay Gupta
Abhinay Gupta Day 1,326, 10:09

whats the code to check the away(BNC) messages ??
btw article rocks !!!

Canester Day 1,326, 10:10

helpfull!! thx : D

XxBusinessMogulexX Day 1,326, 10:24

The code for away(BNC) messages is: /msg *away help Use the *.

Ghostbiker Day 1,326, 10:36


RD1234 Day 1,326, 21:16

Great article.

Achmed Hassan
Achmed Hassan Day 1,330, 01:10

Voted bro \o/

XxBusinessMogulexX Day 1,330, 08:23


Neo Iasov
Neo Iasov Day 1,330, 10:16

Very nice and helpful although you may have wanted to trim some of those out. Most users would never need /QUOTE or /RAW and Mibbit and other web-based users cannot use /DCC at all. In fact, many people would be unable to use DCC unless they properly configured their computers for it. Unfortunately, most eRepublik players on IRC would not make use of Fserves either and I personally believe that commands like /amsg and /ame should be told on an individual basis because, quite frankly, mass messaging channels is annoying.

Or maybe I'm just on 52 channels, many of which aren't eRepublik-related.

Overall, good article! I still think it could use some trimming and highlighting on more important commands. Also, perhaps make it a little less obvious that you just copy/pasted it (although, I don't blame you and would have done the same thing).

Finally, maybe even link people to RFC1459 which provides much more information about the IRC chat protocol!


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