ERC

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ERC
Description IRC in Emacs
Author name of author
Maintainer name of maintainer
Source http://savannah.gnu.org/projects/erc/
Part of Emacs yes, since 22.1

ERC is an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) client built into Emacs.

Basic setup

Start ERC using M-x erc or M-x erc-tls if you want to connect over SSL.

Helpful keybindings

Common customization

(eval-after-load "erc"
  '(progn
 
     ;; Set personal information
     (setq erc-nick "defaultnick")
     (setq erc-user-full-name "My Full Name")
 
     ;; Set autojoin channels
     (add-to-list 'erc-autojoin-channels-alist
       '("freenode.net" "#emacs" "#foo" "#bar"))
 
     ;; Connect to Freenode automatically
     (erc-tls :server "irc.freenode.net" :port 7000)))

See also

Project pages