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IRC nickname management

A quick HOWTO guide for nick managment on IRC

  • How do I register a nick? /msg NickServ register <password> <email> then follow the instructions received by email

  • How do I login with my nick? /msg NickServ identify <pwd>

  • How do I change my password: /msg NickServ SETPASS <nick> <code_received_by_email> <pwd>

  • How do I reclaim my nick? You should contact an admin. The nick can be claimed if not used for some time (see IRC server policies)

§ Using IRC from EMACS

See my EMACS config

Format of the authinfo file for IRC credentials:

machine <irc server> port nickserv user <nick> password <pwd>

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