HexChat

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HexChat is a graphical IRC client based on XChat.

Installation

USE flags

USE flags for net-irc/hexchat Graphical IRC client based on XChat

dbus Enable dbus support for anything that needs it (gpsd, gnomemeeting, etc)
libcanberra Enable sound event support using media-libs/libcanberra
libnotify Enable desktop notification support
libproxy Enable proxy support.
plugin-checksum Build Checksum plugin (needs plugins)
plugin-fishlim Build FiSHLiM plugin (needs plugins )
plugin-sysinfo Build SysInfo plugin (needs plugins)
python Add optional support/bindings for the Python language
theme-manager Build the theme manager (mono)

Emerge

Emerge hexchat:

root #emerge --ask net-irc/hexchat

Configuration

Files

HexChat stores user specific configuration files in the ~/.config/hexchat/ directory.

Settings can be modified graphically via the Settings tab or using the /set command from the command-line interface.

SSL

In HexChat, enable SSL connections in Network List (Ctrl+S)> Freenode > Edit.

Auto-reconnect

In order to automatically reconnect after sleep/hibernate mode, enter the /set net_ping_timeout 31 command.

External resources