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weechat: the extensible chat client

NAME

weechat - the extensible chat client

SYNOPSIS

weechat [-a|--no-connect] [-d|--dir <path>] [-p|--no-plugin] [-r|--run-command <command>] [-s|--no-script] [--upgrade] [plugin:option...]
weechat [-c|--colors]
weechat [-h|--help]
weechat [-l|--license]
weechat [-v|--version]

DESCRIPTION

WeeChat (Wee Enhanced Environment for Chat) is a free chat client, fast and light, designed for many operating systems. It is highly customizable and extensible with scripts.

OPTIONS

-a, --no-connect

Disable auto-connect to servers when WeeChat is starting.

-c, --colors

Display default colors in terminal.

-d, --dir <path>

Set path as home for WeeChat (used for configuration files, logs, user plugins and scripts), default value is ~/.weechat (note: directory is created if not found by WeeChat). If this option is not given, the environment variable WEECHAT_HOME is used (if not empty).

-h, --help

Display help.

-l, --license

Display WeeChat license.

-p, --no-plugin

Disable plugins auto-load.

-r, --run-command <command>

Run command(s) after startup (many commands can be separated by semicolons).

-s, --no-script

Disable scripts auto-load.

--upgrade

Upgrade WeeChat using session files generated with command /upgrade -quit.

-v, --version

Display WeeChat version.

plugin:option

Option for a plugin.

PLUGIN OPTIONS

For complete doc on plugin options, please look at plugins documentation in WeeChat user's guide.

With irc plugin, you can connect to temporary server with an URL like:

irc[6][s]://[[nickname][:password]@]server[:port][/#channel1[,#channel2...]]

To join WeeChat IRC channel support with nick "mynick":

irc://mynick@chat.freenode.net/#weechat

IPv6 address can be enclosed in brackets to add a port after address, for example:

irc://mynick@[2001:db8:0:85a3::ac1f:8001]:6668/#test

FILES

$HOME/.weechat/weechat.conf

main WeeChat configuration file

$HOME/.weechat/plugins.conf

plugins configuration file

$HOME/.weechat/sec.conf

configuration file with secured data

$HOME/.weechat/alias.conf

configuration file for alias plugin

$HOME/.weechat/aspell.conf

configuration file for aspell plugin

$HOME/.weechat/charset.conf

configuration file for charset plugin

$HOME/.weechat/exec.conf

configuration file for exec plugin

$HOME/.weechat/irc.conf

configuration file for irc plugin

$HOME/.weechat/logger.conf

configuration file for logger plugin

$HOME/.weechat/relay.conf

configuration file for relay plugin

$HOME/.weechat/script.conf

configuration file for script plugin

$HOME/.weechat/trigger.conf

configuration file for trigger plugin

$HOME/.weechat/xfer.conf

configuration file for xfer plugin

$HOME/.weechat/weechat.log

WeeChat log file

AUTHORS

This manpage was written by Sébastien Helleu <flashcode [at] flashtux.org>.

COPYRIGHT

WeeChat is written by Sébastien Helleu and contributors (complete list is in the AUTHORS.asciidoc file).

Copyright © 2003-2016 Sébastien Helleu <flashcode [at] flashtux.org>

WeeChat is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

Please read the COPYING file for more information.

Web: https://weechat.org/

SUPPORT / REPORTING BUGS

For help or a bug report: https://weechat.org/dev/support