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Weechat on Arch Linux

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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.
``` weechat-curses ```
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 ```
Adding your private/custom IRC server (Change “) with name of your choice).
``` /server add irc.example.net/6667 ```
Saving the changes you have made.
``` /save ```
**Done**