How to configure the
EleBBS IRC Client
An IRC client is a terminal that allows a user to chat
on an existing IRC Chat Server. The Win/32 and OS/2
versions of EleBBS come with an IRC client built in.
This explains how to configure the IRC client in EleBBS,
as it was left out of the release notes by mistake.
to bring up the menu editor, and select a langauge
such as english.
the menu to edit. If you want to allow a hotkey
to bring up the IRC chat from any menu then select
the GLOBALRA Menu.
the cursor down to the last line of the menu and
press Enter to edit a new menu option. Select Action
by pressing Enter again, and select the Menu Action
group called " Internet connectivity".
Finally Select the option that says "100
Join IRC Server ".
cursor down to the "Display
field and press Enter. This will put the cursor
on the top display bar, just below all the digits.
Put just a semi-colon (";"
here and press Enter. The semicolen will prevent
a Carrage Return from being sent to the screen.
the cursor down to the "OptData
field and press Enter. Here you can enter any of
the following options:
/SERVER= Gives the server to join. If this parameter is
specified, the user cannot join another server.
/JOIN= Gives the channel to join. The user can /PART the
/CHANLIST= Let you specify a list of channels which the user
is allowed to join or not join. By default all
channels are accesible. The format of such an file
is: (for the rest it complies with the normal
; Allow access to #EleBBS channel
; Allow access to #BBS channel
; All other channels are access denied
/REALNAME= Lets you specify the users real name, and you can
use the ctrl-f codes listed in MACROS.TXT.
/DCCBOARD= The message area number of a messagebase that EleIRC will
use to post the attachments to. (eg: /DCCBOARD=150)
/DCC GET [xx] - get file xx from the remote
/DCC ENABLE - enable DCC requests (impossible if /DCCBOARD is empty)
/DCC DISABLE - disable DCC requests
/DCC LIST - list all current DCC files.
Doing a /DCC GET on a file which is already downloading will result
in a status of how its currently is.
go to the "HotKey" option
in the menu editor and press Enter to select a hotkey
to activate the IRC from this menu (or all menus
if this menu is named GLOBALRA). Thats it. Exit
the menu editor and save changes.
You are done, so log on and try it out. For Information
on how to use the IRC Commands, make sure the IRCHELP.ANS
file is located in your textfile directory and type
"/HELP" from the IRC command
You can customize the colors of the IRC Client by
running "ELCONFIG -L" to load the language
editor, select "English", select "Language
Text", and scroll down to prompts #678 and
#679, which look like this by default:
The K characters are actually Ctrl-K. To enter
a Control Character into the language editor,
you will need to press Ctrl-P first, followed
by the control character. The color codes are
the 2 digit numbers after the [ characters.
Here is an example modifed set of language prompts
for new IRC colors:
#678: K[07[K[0B%sK --- commandline
is Grey now
#679: K[0A(K[09%sK[0A) --- text is Light Green
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