WeeChat (Wee Enhanced Environment for Chat) is a free and open-source Internet Relay Chat client, which is designed to be light and fast. Weechat is available on Arch Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Debian GNU/kFreeBSD), Mac OS X, Debian GNU/Hurd, HP-UX, Solaris, QNX, Haiku, and Microsoft Windows (via the Cygwin library and API).

Weechat uses a curses frontend, In WeeChat everything can be done with a keyboard, though it also supports mouse input. It is customizable and extensible with plugins and scripts.

Installing Weechat.

sudo pacman -S weechat  

Starting Weechat.


Connecting to an IRC server (example: freenode).

/connect freenode

You can also connect to your private/custom IRC Server.

/connect irc.example.com

Joining a specific channel (example: #revryl).

/join #revryl
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Adding your private/custom IRC server (Change “) with name of your choice).

/server add  irc.example.net/6667

Saving the changes, you have made.



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Darryl Dias

I’m Darryl. I’m a 3D Artist, Programmer and Linux enthusiast. On this site I share my insights, tips and tricks, tutorials, methods and best practices.