Using IRC - the weechat application

In Freenode.net we have some channels dedicated to the Ubuntu phone:

#ubuntu-touch (in English, a lot of folks)
#ubuntu-phone-es (in Spanish, few participants)

One can join through a browser: https://webchat.freenode.net/ or install a console driven IRC client in the chrooted environment: weechat:

[email protected]:~$ ssh localhost
[email protected]:~$ sudo chroot myRoot
[sudo] password for phablet:
[email protected]:/# apt-get install weechat
...
[email protected]:/# su phablet
[email protected]:~$ cat weechat.sh
#!/bin/sh
weechat -r '/set irc.server.freenode.nicks "guru";\
/set irc.server.freenode.autojoin "#ubuntu-touch";/connect freenode'
[email protected]:~$ sh weechat.sh
WeeChat 1.1.1 (C) 2003-2015 - https://weechat.org/
06:22:01 | ___ __ ______________ _____
06:22:01 | __ | / /___________ ____/__ /_______ __ /_
06:22:01 | __ | /| / /_ _ \ _ \ / __ __ \ __ `/ __/
06:22:01 | __ |/ |/ / / __/ __/ /___ _ / / / /_/ // /_
06:22:01 | ____/|__/ \___/\___/\____/ /_/ /_/\__,_/ \__/
06:22:01 | WeeChat 1.1.1 [compiled on Jan 26 2015 05:20:28]
06:22:01 | - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
06:22:01 | Plugins loaded: alias, charset, irc, logger, xfer
06:22:01 | Option changed: irc.server.freenode.nicks = "gurucubano" (default: (undefined))
06:22:01 | Option changed: irc.server.freenode.autojoin = "#ubuntu-phone-es" (default: (undefined))
06:36:49 | Plugins unloaded

As you can see above, the syntax to auto-connect and join the channel as nickname 'guru' is a bit crude, esp. if you use it from the terminal-app directly and not from a normal netbooc keyboard. Just make a script as shown above and start it as:

[email protected]:~$ sh weechat.sh

or use a netbook, connected to the BQ and SSH.

Last updated: Mon Oct 26 07:40:01 CET 2015