inspircd - A modular C++ IRC Daemon
[--version] [--config <config>] [--runasroot] [--nofork]
[--nolog] [--logfile <filename>] [--debug] [--testsuite]
This manual page documents briefly the inspircd
is a modular C++ IRC Daemon (ircd) for Linux, BSD and Windows
systems created to provide a stable, modern, lightweight irc server from
scratch and provide a vast number of features in a modularised form using an
advanced module API. By keeping the functionality of the main core to a
minimum we hope to increase the stability and speed of our project and make it
customisable to the needs of many users. InspIRCd is designed primarily to be
a custom irc server for the chatspike irc network (irc.chatspike.net) but we
are releasing it into the public domain under GPL so that you may benefit
yourself from our work. The project is written from scratch, avoiding the
inherent instability under large loads which can be seen in many other irc
server distributions which have the same featureset.
command starts the ircd server, using
/etc/inspircd/inspircd.conf as its configuration file unless used with
These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options
starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below. For
the complete documentation for inspircd, please see
- Show summary of options.
- Show the version and revision ID
- --config <config>
- Change the file name used for the main configuration file
- Allow InspIRCd to run as root, after a short pause and a nag banner to
prevent this being done accidentally (NOT RECOMMENDED OR SUPPORTED!)
- Do not fork to the background on startup, useful for debugging
- Do not write to the logfile, used mostly in conjunction with --debug
- --logfile <filename>
- Change the logfile used
- Force debug logging, overriding the config setting. Usually used with
--nolog by the debug launcher
- Test suite for debugging purpose
InspIRCd is fully documented by the inspircd documentation team, which is
viewable at http://wiki.inspircd.org/.
InspIRCd was written by Craig Edwards (Brain), Craig McLure (FrostyCoolSlug),
Robin Burchell (w00t), and more (see http://www.inspircd.org/wiki/Credits).
This manual page was written by Darren Blaber <email@example.com>, for the
Debian project (but may be used by others).