glirc – advanced console IRC client

glirc is an advanced console IRC client.

glirc is built around a philosophy that the client maintains a model of the IRC connection state and provides various views of that model.

This is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • All views and transformation are dynamic and don’t change the underlying model.
    Subsequent joins and parts fold into one line and do not scroll chat messages off the screen.
  • Ignore support that folds ignored messages into the joins and parts. Toggle it off to see previously hidden messages.
  • Detailed view to see all the messages in a channel in full detail with hostmask and timestamp (F2).
  • Context sensitive tab completion.
  • Searchable ban, quiet, invex, and exception view separate from chat messages.
  • Searchable user list, detailed view shows full hostmasks.
  • WYSIWYG mIRC formatting input.
  • Multi-line editing.
  • Dynamic, in-place message searching.
  • Chanserv integration.
  • Nicknames in chat messages are colored to match messages from that nickname.
  • Support for /STATUSMSG/ messages (messages only voice or op users can see).
  • Run commands upon connection.
  • Command macros.
  • CERTFP and SASL authentication.
  • Split-screen view.
  • Configurable color palette.

Developer: Eric Mertens
License: ISC License

glirc in action
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glirc is written in Haskell. Learn Haskell with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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