Freenode is an IRC network run by Peer-Directed Projects Center http://freenode.net/pdpc.shtml it is currently the “official” home of #emacs and a few related channels (as well as many others, but those are the ones we’re conerned about here)
IRC usually has related services which handle things like registering as an identified user, managing channel access, listing channels and so forth.
The freenode services are:
You must then respond the email you receive within 24 hours to confirm your registration
To identify with your normal nick, after connecting with it:
To identify with after logging in with an unregistered nick:
To register an alternate nickname with your main account, either:
Your secondary nickname now shares account details and a password with the main one.
Set a flag or switch on your account, see
Store some arbitrary info about your account:
As far as I can tell, property names don’t have any specific meaning attached, so you can set what you like.
Disconnect old (dead) sessions of yours that haven’t gone away:
or, if you are already logged in and identified with an alternate nick:
Add or remove a users current ops privileges:
Who has ops (if you need an op)?
List channels according to a * pattern (*emacs, *ema* etc)