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echat(1)		    General Commands Manual		      echat(1)

NAME
       eChat - network conversations

SYNOPSIS
       echat  [-tsvdh] [-n nick] [-g gender] [-c channel] [-m mode] [-i	activ-
       ity] [-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  con-
       tains 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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