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ERC

ERC

ERC is a powerful, modular, and extensible IRC client for Emacs. It supports multiple channel-buffers, nick completion, keyword highlighting, and more.

The software is written in Emacs Lisp. This makes it very easy to extend, customise and adapt ERC to your own personal style. A useful feature of ERC is that you can extend the set of commands available on your IRC prompt by writing your own short Emacs Lisp functions.

ERC maintains a separate buffer for each open IRC channel and direct conversation. A sophisticated mechanism is used to indicate activity in currently hidden buffers in the mode-line, called Channel Tracking.

 ERC 5.3

Price
Free to download

Size
0.3MB
License

GNU GPL v3

Developer
Gergely Nagy, Adrian Aichner, Andreas Fuchs, Benjamin Drieu, and many others

Website
www.emacswiki.org

System Requirements
Emacs or XEmacs

Support:
Manual, Wiki, Mailing List

Selected Reviews:

Features include:

  • Works with both Emacs and XEmacs
  • Flood control
  • Timestamps
  • Join channels automatically
  • Buttonize URLs, nicknames, and other text
  • Wrap long lines
  • Highlight or remove IRC control characters
  • Highlight pals, fools, and other keywords
  • Detect netsplits
  • Complete nicknames and commands in a programmable fashion
  • Make displayed lines read-only
  • Input history
  • Track channel activity in the mode-line
  • Multi channels / multi servers: every channel is put in a separate buffer; several IRC servers may be used at the same time
  • Queries: private conversations are treated as channels, and are put into private buffers
  • Highlighting: some occurences of words can be highlighted, therefore easing conversation tracking
  • Notification: ERC can notify you that users are online
  • Channel tracking: channels can be hidden and conversation continue in the background. You are notified when something is said in such a hidden channel
  • Nick completion: ERC can complete words so as to ease the writing of nicknames
  • History: past actions are kept in history rings for future use
  • Multi languages: messages are multilingual and can be customized
  • User scripting: users can load scripts (e.g. auto greeting scripts) at ERC startup

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