Original author(s)Ryan Yeske
Stable releasercirc improvements are now released as part of Emacs. [±]
Written inEmacs Lisp
Size149 KB
TypeIRC client

rcirc is an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) client written in Emacs Lisp.[1][2] It is one of two IRC clients included in GNU Emacs since release 22.1, alongside ERC.[1][3]

Rcirc is "compact, written in a single file of less than 2,500 lines of code".[1] It allocates separate buffers for each server and channel, and includes tab completion and inbound message timestamps. It allows opening new buffers for composing messages, useful for multiline work. All IRC commands are bound to control-c command shortcuts. Sound alerts are available for private messages and for when a user's nick is mentioned in channel.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d Stutz, Michael (2007-01-15). "Chat it up in Emacs with IRC modes". Linux.com. Retrieved 2009-10-12.
  2. ^ Ott, Alex. "Emacs: rcirc" (in Russian). Archived from the original on 2009-04-01. Retrieved 2009-10-16.
  3. ^ Stallman, Richard (2007-06-03). "Emacs 22.1 released". info-gnu-emacs (Mailing list). Retrieved 2009-10-16.