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Jorgen Schäfer edited this page Jun 19, 2016 · 25 revisions

Circe

Circe is a Client for IRC in Emacs.

It integrates well with the rest of the editor, using standard Emacs key bindings and indicating activity in channels in the status bar so it stays out of your way unless you want to use it.

The picture shows "Circe Offering the Cup to Odysseus", by John William Waterhouse (1849–1917); currently in the Oldham Art Gallery, Oldham, U.K.

Documentation

User

Programmer

  • Hacking, if you want to contribute to Circe

Libraries

The Circe repository is also home to a number of libraries that are distributed separately and can be used in other programs.

  • Lui, the Linewise User Interface
  • Tracking, a buffer tracking library
  • lcs, find largest common sequence and create diffs

Installation

In a shell:

mkdir -d ~/.emacs.d/lisp/
cd ~/.emacs.d/lisp
git clone git://github.com/jorgenschaefer/circe.git

Then add the following to your .emacs file:

(add-to-list 'load-path "~/.emacs.d/lisp/circe")
(require 'circe)

The next time you start your Emacs, you should be able to use M-x circe to connect to IRC.

Screenshot

It looks like Emacs. Except it has IRC.

Full size version

Other IRC Clients for Emacs

Related Programs

  • efire, a Campfire client that uses lui and tracking.el.