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<h1>X-Chat 2.8 Frequently Asked Questions</h1>
<h1>HexChat 2.9 Frequently Asked Questions</h1>
<h2>1. Section One: Compiling and Installing.</h2>
<p>
<a href="#q11">1. I get this error: /bin/sh: no: command not found</a>
<br><br>
<a href="#q12">2. How do I compile X-Chat on my Sun OS system?</a>
<a href="#q12">2. How do I compile HexChat on my Sun OS system?</a>
<br><br>
</p>
<h2>2. Section Two: Using X-Chat.</h2>
<h2>2. Section Two: Using HexChat.</h2>
<p>
<a href="#q21">1. How do I enable identd in X-Chat? (How do I get rid of the ~ in front of my username?)</a>
<a href="#q21">1. How do I enable identd in HexChat? (How do I get rid of the ~ in front of my username?)</a>
<br><br>
<a href="#q22">2. How do I auto join more than one channel with keys?</a>
<br><br>
<a href="#q23">3. How do I autoconnect and join a channel when X-Chat loads?</a>
<a href="#q23">3. How do I autoconnect and join a channel when HexChat loads?</a>
<br><br>
<a href="#q24">4. How do I cut and paste in X-Chat?</a>
<a href="#q24">4. How do I cut and paste in HexChat?</a>
<br><br>
<a href="#q25">5. How do I connect through a proxy?</a>
<br><br>
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<br><br>
<a href="#q28">8. How do I set different ban types?</a>
<br><br>
<a href="#q29">9. Why can't I see accented-letters/umlauts/upper-ascii-chars in X-Chat?</a>
<a href="#q29">9. Why can't I see accented-letters/umlauts/upper-ascii-chars in HexChat?</a>
<br><br>
<a href="#q210">10. Why does the timestamp overlap some nicknames?</a>
<br><br>
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<br><br>
<a href="#q214">14. How do I execute multiple commands in one line?</a>
<br><br>
<a href="#q215">15. How do I enable Emacs key bindings in XChat?</a>
<a href="#q215">15. How do I enable Emacs key bindings in HexChat?</a>
<br><br>
<a href="#q216">16. I get this error: "Unknown file type abc.yz. Maybe you need to install the Perl or Python plugin?"</a>
<br><br>
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<br><br>
<a href="#q218">18. How do I auto-load scripts at startup?</a>
<br><br>
<a href="#q219">19. How do I minimize X-Chat to the System Tray (Notification Area)?</a>
<a href="#q219">19. How do I minimize HexChat to the System Tray (Notification Area)?</a>
<br><br>
<a href="#q220">20. Can I select and copy text with the time stamps?</a>
<br><br>
<a href="#q221">21. What's the deal with opening URLs in XChat on Linux/Unix?</a>
<a href="#q221">21. What's the deal with opening URLs in HexChat on Linux/Unix?</a>
<br><br>
<a href="#q222">22. Where are the log files saved to?</a>
<br><br>
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<br><br>
<a href="#q224">24. How do I enable graphical smilies (emoticons)?</a>
<br><br>
<a href="#q225">25. Where did the Real Name field go?</a>
<br><br>
</p>
<h2>3. Section Three: Contributions, Development and Bugs.</h2>
<p>
<a href="#q31">1. Why does X-Chat leak so much memory?</a>
<a href="#q31">1. Why does HexChat leak so much memory?</a>
<br><br>
<a href="#q32">2. My copy of X-Chat crashes, what can I do?</a>
<a href="#q32">2. My copy of HexChat crashes, what can I do?</a>
<br><br>
<a href="#q33">3. Can I write a new language translation for X-Chat?</a>
<a href="#q33">3. Can I write a new language translation for HexChat?</a>
</p>
<br><br>
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language support and all menus and GUI will be in English only.</li>
</ul>
<br><h3><a name="q12">2. How do I compile X-Chat on my Sun OS system?</a></h3>
<br><h3><a name="q12">2. How do I compile HexChat on my Sun OS system?</a></h3>
<p>
X-Chat uses GNU gettext which in turn requires gmake, either install that
HexChat uses GNU gettext which in turn requires gmake, either install that
and or use ./configure --disable-nls with Sun's own make.
</p>
<br><h2>2. Section Two: Using X-Chat.</h2>
<br><h2>2. Section Two: Using HexChat.</h2>
<br><h3><a name="q21">1. How do I enable identd in X-Chat?</a></h3>
<br><h3><a name="q21">1. How do I enable identd in HexChat?</a></h3>
<p>
<u>UNIX:</u><br>
Identd isn't actually apart of X-Chat. You will need to download and install
Identd isn't actually apart of HexChat. You will need to download and install
your own ident server. Most distributions, including Fedora, come with an
ident server program called oidentd. Make sure it is enabled in
/etc/xinetd.conf or read you distribution's documentation.
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As an alternative, you can try this experimental identd server: <a href="http://xchat.org/auth/">xchat_auth</a>
<br><br><u>WINDOWS:</u><br>
The win32 version of X-Chat comes with a built-in identd server. It is
The win32 version of HexChat comes with a built-in identd server. It is
enabled by default, but can be disabled with <i>/set identd 0</i>.
</p>
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a key of "secret", you would enter: "#linux,#abc,#talk secret".
</p>
<br><h3><a name="q23">3. How do I autoconnect and join a channel when X-Chat loads?</a></h3>
<br><h3><a name="q23">3. How do I autoconnect and join a channel when HexChat loads?</a></h3>
<p>
In the Server list, select the Network you want to auto-connect to, click Edit
and turn ON the "Auto connect to this network at startup" checkbox.
</p>
<br><h3><a name="q24">4. How do I cut and paste in X-Chat?</a></h3>
<br><h3><a name="q24">4. How do I cut and paste in HexChat?</a></h3>
<p>
It's exactly the same as any other X application. You simply mark the text
you want, and then press middle mouse button to paste (if you only have a
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</table>
</blockquote>
<br><b>Tree View icons</b>: Type <b>/set tab_icons 1</b> to enable them and then restart XChat.
<br><b>Tree View icons</b>: Type <b>/set tab_icons 1</b> to enable them and then restart HexChat.
<br>
<br><h3><a name="q28">8. How do I set different ban types?</a></h3>
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</li>
</ul>
<br><h3><a name="q29">9. Why can't I see accented-letters/umlauts/upper-ascii-chars in X-Chat?</a></h3>
<br><h3><a name="q29">9. Why can't I see accented-letters/umlauts/upper-ascii-chars in HexChat?</a></h3>
<p>
Refer to <a href="http://xchat.org/encoding/">http://xchat.org/encoding/</a>.<br>
Note: Log files are always written in UTF-8/Unicode.
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<p>
In short you can not do this (easily). This is a mIRC only proprietary feature
that is quite nonstandard. There is no code for doing this, mainly because
/dccserver runs on port 59 which in turn would require running X-Chat as
/dccserver runs on port 59 which in turn would require running HexChat as
root. Why do you need this anyway? Just use normal DCC.
<br><br>
Unofficial unix <a href="http://dfx.at/xchat/">patches are available here</a>.
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an address like 192.168.0.1. This address is not usable on the Internet, and
must be translated.
</p><p>
When offering a DCC file, xchat will tell the receiver your address. If it says
When offering a DCC file, HexChat will tell the receiver your address. If it says
192.168.0.1, the receiver will not be able to connect. One way to make it send
your "real" address is to enable the "Get my IP from IRC Server" option in xchat.
your "real" address is to enable the "Get my IP from IRC Server" option in HexChat.
This option is available in Preferences -> File Transfers. When you turn it
ON, you will have to re-login to the server before it'll take effect.
</p><p>
You will also need to forward some ports for use in DCC send. You may pick almost
any port range you wish, for example, in xchat set:
any port range you wish, for example, in HexChat set:
</p>
<pre> <b>First DCC send port</b>: 4990
<b>Last DCC send port</b>: 5000
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in the UserCommands GUI.</li>
</ul>
<br><h3><a name="q215">15. How do I enable Emacs key bindings in XChat?</a></h3>
<br><h3><a name="q215">15. How do I enable Emacs key bindings in HexChat?</a></h3>
<p>
The standard Emacs key bindings, such as CTRL-w, CTRL-u etc, are supported by
GTK+ 2.0, but normally disabled. If you run Gnome 2, you can re-enable them in
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<p>
<i>Note</i>: This doesn't work in the latest Gnome (2.8 and newer). In this case, you need
to run "gconf-editor", and directly change the key /desktop/gnome/interface/gtk_key_theme
from "Default" to "Emacs". Then you need to re-start XChat.
from "Default" to "Emacs". Then you need to re-start HexChat.
</p>
<p>
If you don't use Gnome 2, but still want Emacs key bindings, it's beyond the
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the plugin for running those scripts isn't loaded.
</p>
<ul>
<li>The Perl, Python and TCL plugins come with XChat in the same archive.</li>
<li>The Perl, Python and TCL plugins come with HexChat in the same archive.</li>
<li>During ./configure, it will check for Perl, Python and TCL libs and headers, you should check if it failed there.</li>
<li>The plugins directory can be found by issuing the shell command
<pre>hexchat -p</pre>
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<br><h3><a name="q218">18. How do I auto-load scripts at startup?</a></h3>
<p>
You just have to place the scripts into XChat's data directory. XChat
You just have to place the scripts into HexChat's data directory. HexChat
will auto-load scripts if they have the right extension .e.g If a filename
ends in .pl, it will be loaded as a Perl script.
This data directory is different on each platform:
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It depends on your version of Windows and where it stores the
<i><b>Application Data</b></i> folder. On Windows XP it is usually:
<br><br>
C:\Documents and Settings\<i><b>username</b></i>\Application Data\X-Chat 2\
C:\Documents and Settings\<i><b>username</b></i>\Application Data\HexChat\
<br><b>or simply:</b>
<br>
C:\Program Files\HexChat\Plugins\
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Where "~" represents your home directory i.e.: $HOME/.config/hexchat/
</p>
<br><h3><a name="q219">19. How do I minimize X-Chat to the System Tray (Notification Area)?</a></h3>
<br><h3><a name="q219">19. How do I minimize HexChat to the System Tray (Notification Area)?</a></h3>
<p>
There are two plugins available that allow this:
<br>Unix: <a href="http://www.blight.tk/">SysTray Plugin</a>
<br>Windows: <a href="http://www.sinisterdevelopments.com/">xTray</a>
</p>
<p>
Note that XChat 2.8.0+ has its own tray feature, but you can disable it
Note that HexChat 2.8.0+ has its own tray feature, but you can disable it
in <b>Settings &gt; Preferences &gt; Alerts</b> and still run these plugins, if you prefer.
</p>
<br><h3><a name="q220">20. Can I select and copy text with the time stamps?</a></h3>
<p>
Yes, but this requires at least XChat 2.6.3. Simply hold down SHIFT while marking
Yes, but this requires at least HexChat 2.6.3. Simply hold down SHIFT while marking
the text and the time stamps will be included.
</p>
<br><h3><a name="q221">21. What's the deal with opening URLs in XChat on Unix/Linux?</a></h3>
<br><h3><a name="q221">21. What's the deal with opening URLs in HexChat on Unix/Linux?</a></h3>
<p>
Right-clicking on a URL and selecting <i>Open Link in Browser</i> will open the link
in your "preferred browser". In Gnome, your preferred browser can be changed in System > Preferences > More Preferences > Preferred Applications.
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<br><br>
<b><u>More details</u></b>
<br><br>
While holding down CTRL you can single left-click a URL to open it in your preferred browser. If you really want to change this to plain left-click you can type: <b>/set gui_url_mod 0</b>, provided you have XChat 2.6.6 or newer.
While holding down CTRL you can single left-click a URL to open it in your preferred browser. If you really want to change this to plain left-click you can type: <b>/set gui_url_mod 0</b>, provided you have HexChat 2.6.6 or newer.
<br><br>
You can also add more items to the right-click menu in XChat: <b>Settings &gt; Advanced &gt; URL Handlers</b>.
You can also add more items to the right-click menu in HexChat: <b>Settings &gt; Advanced &gt; URL Handlers</b>.
<br>For example, you could add an entry like <b>!firefox -a firefox -remote 'openURL(%s,new-tab)'</b>
<br>But this kind of messing around shouldn't be necessary, it just works automatically in Gnome, KDE and Windows with 2.8.0+!
</p>
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<br><h3><a name="q224">24. How do I enable graphical smilies (emoticons)?</a></h3>
<p>
This feature is only available in the official Windows XChat release. You have to
This feature is only available in the official Windows HexChat release. You have to
TICK this feature during installation. If you didn't do this, you can simply run
the installer again, and TICK the "<b>Eye Candy Theme</b>" when given the option.
</p><p>
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<b>/set text_emoticons off</b>
</p>
<br><h3><a name="q225">25. Where did the Real Name field go?</a></h3>
<p>
The real name field is now removed from the Network List. This is in order to avoid
alienating newcomers (some might be afraid of their personal data).
</p>
<p>
The network-specific real name can still be set via the GUI. If you want to modify
the global real name, just issue the following command:
</p>
<blockquote><pre>
/set irc_real_name Stewie Griffin
</pre></blockquote>
<br><h2>3. Section Three: Contributions, Development and Bugs.</h2>
<br><h3><a name="q31">1. Why does X-Chat leak so much memory?</a></h3>
<br><h3><a name="q31">1. Why does HexChat leak so much memory?</a></h3>
<p>
The simple answer is, it doesn't! There are some GTK+ pixmap based themes around that
leak a lot of memory. Please try using a different theme and see if that resolves the
problem. X-Chat itself only allocates about 40kb of memory through malloc()!
problem. HexChat itself only allocates about 40kb of memory through malloc()!
</p>
<br><h3><a name="q32">2. My copy of X-Chat crashes, what can I do?</a></h3>
<br><h3><a name="q32">2. My copy of HexChat crashes, what can I do?</a></h3>
<p>
Firstly, make sure it's the latest stable version of X-Chat. Stable versions have
Firstly, make sure it's the latest stable version of HexChat. Stable versions have
an EVEN middle number, e.g.: 2.8.0 or 2.8.1. Often late fixes are placed in this
directory: <a href="http://xchat.org/files/source/2.8/patches/">2.8.x patches</a>
</p><p>
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will help us find a fix quickly, and it's easy to do! See <a href="http://xchat.org/gdb/">here</a>.
</p>
<br><h3><a name="q33">3. Can I write a new language translation for X-Chat?</a></h3>
<br><h3><a name="q33">3. Can I write a new language translation for HexChat?</a></h3>
<p>
You sure can, but I don't accept translations directly. They must be done through the
<a href="http://translationproject.org/domain/xchat.html">Translation Project</a>.
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