Each IRC network supports
many different channels. Once you are connected, you can obtain a list of the channels on that network
with the /list command:
listing report shows the channel name, the number of people connected to each channel, and sometimes a comment or description associated with the channel. On larger
networks there are often thousands of different channels on different subjects, which is often too many to read, so you can employ the following tricks to get listings that are actually usable:
- Page list.
You can obtain a page by page list by typing /set hold_mode on before
you enter the list command. This option will provide a listing that consists
of one screen
at a time.
You can type /set hold_mode off to turn the page feature off.
- Min or max. Since
the vast majority of channels have just one or two people in them, and you usually want to find rooms with a lot of people in them and a lively conversation, one
of the most useful things you can do is get a listing of channels with a minimum
number of users with the “min” option. If you want to find only sparser
rooms you can restrict the listing to those with a maximum number of users with
the “max” option.
and max. For greater flexibility you can combine the “min” and “max” options
to list just those channels
with the number of people that you are interested in.
-min 25 -max 30
-min 40 -max 50