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weechat - the extensible chat client

weechat [-a|--no-connect] [-d|--dir <path>] [-p|--no-plugin] [-P|--plugins <plugins>] [-r|--run-command <command>] [-s|--no-script] [--upgrade] [plugin:option...]
weechat [-c|--colors]
weechat [-h|--help]
weechat [-l|--license]
weechat [-v|--version]
 

WeeChat (Wee Enhanced Environment for Chat) is a free chat client, fast and light, designed for many operating systems. It is highly customizable and extensible with scripts.

-a, --no-connect
Disable auto-connect to servers when WeeChat is starting.
-c, --colors
Display default colors in terminal.
--daemon
Run WeeChat in background, as a daemon (works only with the command weechat-headless).
-d, --dir <path>
Set path as home for WeeChat (used for configuration files, logs, user plugins and scripts), default value is "~/.weechat" (note: directory is created if not found by WeeChat). If this option is not given, the environment variable WEECHAT_HOME is used (if not empty).
-h, --help
Display help.
-l, --license
Display WeeChat license.
-p, --no-plugin
Disable plugins auto-load.
-P, --plugins <plugins>
Load only these plugins at startup (see /help weechat.plugin.autoload). If this option is given, the option weechat.plugin.autoload is not used.
-r, --run-command <command>
Run command(s) after startup; many commands can be separated by semicolons, this option can be given multiple times.
-s, --no-script
Disable scripts auto-load.
--upgrade
Upgrade WeeChat using session files generated with command /upgrade -quit.
-v, --version
Display WeeChat version.
plugin:option
Option for a plugin.

For complete doc on plugin options, please look at plugins documentation in WeeChat user’s guide <https://weechat.org/doc>.
With irc plugin, you can connect to temporary server with an URL like:
irc[6][s]://[[nickname][:password]@]server[:port][/#channel1[,#channel2...]]
To join WeeChat IRC channel support with nick "mynick":
irc://mynick@chat.freenode.net/#weechat
IPv6 address can be enclosed in brackets to add a port after address, for example:
irc://mynick@[2001:db8:0:85a3::ac1f:8001]:6668/#test

$HOME/.weechat/weechat.conf
main WeeChat configuration file
$HOME/.weechat/plugins.conf
plugins configuration file
$HOME/.weechat/sec.conf
configuration file with secured data
$HOME/.weechat/alias.conf
configuration file for alias plugin
$HOME/.weechat/aspell.conf
configuration file for aspell plugin
$HOME/.weechat/buflist.conf
configuration file for buflist plugin
$HOME/.weechat/charset.conf
configuration file for charset plugin
$HOME/.weechat/exec.conf
configuration file for exec plugin
$HOME/.weechat/fifo.conf
configuration file for fifo plugin
$HOME/.weechat/fset.conf
configuration file for fset plugin
$HOME/.weechat/guile.conf
configuration file for guile plugin
$HOME/.weechat/irc.conf
configuration file for irc plugin
$HOME/.weechat/javascript.conf
configuration file for javascript plugin
$HOME/.weechat/logger.conf
configuration file for logger plugin
$HOME/.weechat/lua.conf
configuration file for lua plugin
$HOME/.weechat/perl.conf
configuration file for perl plugin
$HOME/.weechat/php.conf
configuration file for php plugin
$HOME/.weechat/python.conf
configuration file for python plugin
$HOME/.weechat/relay.conf
configuration file for relay plugin
$HOME/.weechat/ruby.conf
configuration file for ruby plugin
$HOME/.weechat/script.conf
configuration file for script plugin
$HOME/.weechat/tcl.conf
configuration file for tcl plugin
$HOME/.weechat/trigger.conf
configuration file for trigger plugin
$HOME/.weechat/xfer.conf
configuration file for xfer plugin
$HOME/.weechat/weechat.log
WeeChat log file

weechat-headless(1)

This manpage was written by Sébastien Helleu.

WeeChat is written by Sébastien Helleu and contributors (complete list is in the AUTHORS.adoc file).
Copyright © 2003-2018 Sébastien Helleu
WeeChat is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
Please read the COPYING file for more information.
Web: <https://weechat.org/>

For help or a bug report: <https://weechat.org/about/support>

Sébastien Helleu
2019-01-07 WeeChat 2.3