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    Best (non-gui) IRC client?

    What is the best non-gui IRC client? I've tried compiling *****X for Centos 4.1, but its not working. Is there anything else out there that is as good/flexible/better?
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    I'm not sure that it is the best client but I like 'irssi'. It is easy to use and compiled without a problem for me.

    http://irssi.org

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    Depends, I guess. for long, leisurely chat sessions, I also prefer irssi, which is colorful and full featured. The other day, when I was trying to install a nvidia driver for the first time and needed a lifeline, I found epic to be more suitable. Epic is the simplest, most austere irc client I know.

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    Thanks for the input.
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    irssi and *****X are the ones you will find most common, and almost certainly has an RH/CentOS binary available.

    Epic and weechat may be a little harder to find the RPM, but source compiling will work as well.
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    BnIRC is an interesting one that is very light and has some excellent plugins

    I'm personally fond of irssi

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    irssi!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Icarus
    BnIRC is an interesting one that is very light and has some excellent plugins

    I'm personally fond of irssi
    only problem is; brandon doesn't develop it anymore... or so he says. someone should take over development of it.

    cudaman73, over to you! :-)
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