I’ve not used IRC before, but now I have to since most of Automattic’s internal discussions are happening in an IRC channel. So I was looking around, trying to find general IRC commands but didn’t find anything. So here’s what I’ve learned so far:
To join a chat room within an IRC channel, type the above. Ex: /join #gamechat.
To change your nickname in a room, type /nick newnicknamehere. Ex: /nick fred.
This is to set the topic of an IRC room. Ex: /topic Support cases.
/me raises his hand
Will output your nick followed by the message. Example: “borat raises his hand” (Thanks Nick!)
shows nickname’s information
shows your information
//part $chan (reason)
leaves channel with a reason (Thanks Firas for these!)
That’s what I’ve found out so far. Feel free to give me more tips in the comments, and I’ll add them to the list!