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Manual Reference Pages  -  ECHAT (1)

NAME

eChat - network conversations

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Descriptipon
Options
Keys
Commands
Users Menu
Environment
Files
Credits
Copying
Bugs
Author

SYNOPSIS

echat [-tsvdh] [-n nick] [-g gender] [-c channel] [-m mode] [-i activity] [-a address] [-p port] [-l filename]

DESCRIPTIPON

eChat is a serverless messaging system dedicated to chat and messages exchange over the TCP/IP networks

compatible with Vypress Chat and quickChat for Windows9x/ME/NT/2000/XP

OPTIONS

-n nick your nick
-g 0|1 your gender: 0 - male, 1 - female
-c channel
  main channel
-m 0|1|2|3
  your mode: 0 - normal, 1 - dnd, 2 - away, 3 - offline
-i 0|1 your activity: 0 - not active, 1 - active
-a address
  broadcast send address (only one)
-p port listen port
-l filename
  name of logfile (only one)
-t start tcp server
-s enable server mode
-v be verbose
-d show compiled in defines
-h this help

KEYS

F1-F4 - switch to channel
^O or TAB
  - next channel
^D - quit eChat
^A - change activity
^K - reverse users
^R or F5
  - update users
^L - refresh screen
^T - top of screen history
^B - bottom of screen history
^P or PGUP
  - scroll up
^N or PGDN
  - scroll down
^E - recode input line after cursor (-DCHARSET)
’‘’ , [1-9]
  - put nick #[1-9] into input line: ‘1 - will be replaced with first nick, ‘2 - with second nick, etc
’/’ , [1-9]
  - message to nick #[1-9]: /1 - message to first nick, /2 - message to second nick, etc

COMMANDS

quit - quit eChat
help - help on commands
version
  - show version
status - show current status
keys - show working keys
verbose
  - toggle verbosity
clear - clear command and screen history
! - shell command
load - load configuration from file
save - save current configuration to file
answer - show/change current autoanswer
gender - change gender
my - change beeps mode
favorite
  - show/favorite/unfavorite nick(s)
ignore - show/ignore/unignore nick(s)
ban - show/ban/unban address(es)
join - join channel
leave - leave channel
nick - change current nick
message
  - send message to nick
mass - send mass message
exec - execute command
me - me action
topic - show/change current topic
add - add to current topic
mode - change current mode
normal - change current mode to normal
dnd - change current mode to dnd
away - change current mode to away
off - change current mode to offline
info - get info on nick(s)
beep - beep to nick(s)
talk - private chat with nick
here - who here
active - change current activity

note: some command may be used with double space for cleaning entire list:
- ‘/favorite ’, ‘/ignore ’, ‘/ban ’ - clear user lists
- ‘/dnd ’, ‘/away ’, ‘/off ’ - clear autoanswer lists
- ‘/topic ’ - clear current topic
 

USERS MENU

+ - normal mode
- - dnd mode
= - away mode
* - offline mode

ENVIRONMENT

HOME home directory

FILES

/etc/echatrc
  general configuration
~/.echatrc
  user configuration
./.echatrc
  current configuration

CREDITS

VyPRESS Research, LLC <http://www.vypress.com> - for nice program
Sergey Barkov <stive@softhome.ru> - for technical support
Genix <genix@sendmail.ru> - quickChat port, first man page
sibkot <sibkot@mail.ru> - author of VyperChat for linux
all the FreeZNet for testing assistance, and personally Andy, Mouse

COPYING

see GPL for copying info

BUGS

quickChat and Vypress Chat protocols are basically insecure and contains no any protection against spoofing, flooding or sniffing.
it’s not a bug, it’s a feature

AUTHOR

SeaD <sead@mail.ru>
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