Here is a list to help you learn about NationCHAT User basic commands. They change with time, so check back to be sure you are up to date.
If you are completely new to IRC and don’t know what commands are for, just go on reading.
Connects/reconnects to the server or a newly specified one.
USAGE: /SERVER <server name> <port>
To join another server aswell as staying on your current server use this command.
USAGE: /SERVER -m <server name> <port>
Shows the Message Of The Day.
Joins a channel on the network.
USAGE: /JOIN #channel
Type this command to get a list of channels on the network to find one you may want to join. Secret channels (mode +s) are not listed.
With this command you are able to change your nickname.
USAGE: /NICK <newnickname>
Does a whois on the given nickname and shows statistical information if its online, such as on wich channels the user is, where he is connected, how long he is been idle and so.
USAGE: /WHOIS <nickname>
A TIP !! The idle time is how long the nick has been silent towards its IRC-server. In other words: how long the nick has been quiet. Only the server that the nick is connected to ‘knows’ this. Knowing the idle-time is useful if you wonder if the person has left the keyboard without putting on an away-message. The nick might be a Bot, or possibly a person that is ignoring you.
USAGE: /WHOIS <nickname> <nickname>
Shows people matching a specific mask (can be a channel also).
USAGE: /WHO <mask/channel>
Pops up the user central with information about the specified user.
USAGE: /UWHO <nickname>
Returns the hostname and nickname of a user and some other miscellanious information.
USAGE: /USERHOST <nickname>
Shows information about someone who -just- left IRC.
USAGE: /WHOWAS <nickname>
Shows statistics for server.
Shows the nicks of all people on the given channel.
USAGE: /NAMES #channel
Allows a particular chat with an specific nickname.
USAGE: /QUERY <nickname>
Send a private message to another user on the network.
USAGE: /MSG <nickname> <message>
Is used to send a short message to another person without opening up a private window.
USAGE: /NOTICE <nickname> <message>
Unfortunately, there will be times when you don’t want to talk to someone or else someone may be harassing you. Using /IGNORE command you’ll not receive anymore messages from that person.
USAGE: /IGNORE <nickname | IP hostmask | IP address>
To UNIGNORE them, use syntax: /IGNORE -r <nickname | IP hostmask | IP address>
This command tells the server to not send any information from the nick being silenced. In short, it is an ignore command that blocks the data being sent from the server to you.
USAGE: /SILENCE +<nickname | IP hostmask | IP address>
To remove it, use syntax: /SILENCE -<nickname | IP hostmask | IP address>
The silence settings are cleared when you disconnect from the server, but the ignore list is memorized in the IRC client.
Users will see the reason why you are away with /WHOIS command. Without the reason, you are not marked away anymore.
USAGE: /AWAY <reason>
Gives you the ping time or lag time, between you and the person you pinged. Lag can be explained as the amount of time it takes for you to type your message and for others to read your messages.
USAGE: /PING <nickname>
Unfortunately, lag is always a part of IRC, although most times it’s not a problem, just a nuisance.
DO NOT DO THIS WITHOUT ASKING THE USER IF YOU MAY DO SO.
Uses your your provider’s DNS to resolve an IP address.
USAGE: /DNS <nickname | IP address | IP hostmask>
Displays the admin info of a server. If a server name is included it will display the info of that server.
Cycling a channel means that you leave a channel and then join it again right away. You can optionally enter a partmessage that will be displayed when you leave the channel.
USAGE: /CYCLE #channel <message> or /HOP #channel <message>
Leave a specific channel on the network.
USAGE: /PART #channel <message>
Makes you leave all channels you are on.
USAGE: /PARTALL <message>
Disconnect you from NationCHAT with the optional byebye message.
USAGE: /QUIT <message>