BitchX Frequently Asked Questions

How to install BitchX?

$ wget www.bitchx.com/download/ircii-pana-1.1-final.tar.gz
$ tar xvfz ircii-pana-1.1-final.tar.gz
$ cd BitchX
$ ./configure
$ gmake
$ gmake install_local


How to enable IPv6?

$ ./configure --enable-ipv6


How to connect to IPv6 server?

Use /server servername,port
Example: BitchX nickname 2001:840:0:1000:1::1,6667
Specifying port after comma is mandatory, otherwise BitchX will try to connect to server 2001 port 840.


My nickname is taken, how can I set BitchX to try to regain it?

On your .ircrc file add this:
on connect * { orignick yournickname }


How can I use virtual windows while chatting?

To create a new window type: /win new hide
To switch between your windows: ALT+window number


Example of .bitchxrc

# ~/.bitchxrc file
#
# This file is automatically loaded by BitchX before you connect
# to a server.  You can use any commands you want.  Most often,
# this file is used to automatically load scripts. -power
##############################################################################

# loads the script 'venoma.irc' located in your ~/.BitchX/ directory.
^load venoma.irc

# loads cypress script located in /your_home_dir/cyp/
^load ~/cyp/cyp.bx

# sets up an alias for an easy way to change channel modes
^alias cm {mode $C $*}

# load the blowfish module in your ~/.BitchX/ directory.
^loaddll blowfish.so

# load unf.tcl in your ~/.BitchX/ directory.
^loadtcl unf.tcl


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