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FoxEye - the universal network client.


foxeye [ -n nick ] [ -cdmt ] file

foxeye -cr [ -n nick ] [ -dm ] [ -g file ]

foxeye -q file

foxeye -[h|v]


FoxEye was created first as a IRC (Internet Relay Chat) network bot - the network daemon which controls functionality and protection of IRC channels. It enters to IRC network as user, joins the channel and tries don't leave it until crash or terminate. But now it is multipurpose modularised client or service for networks: IRC, ICQ, etc.


Don't detach console (chat simulation mode).
Increase a debug log level by one (maximum debug level is 5).
Generate new config file file
Display help message and exit.
Make an empty listfile.
Set default nick to nick
Print only fatal errors to stderr. Aborts -c, -h, and -v options.
Reset parameters (don't use the config file statements). Implies -c option.
Test the configuration and exit.
Display version information and exit.
config file to use (no defaults).


Full path of the user's home directory.
Shell path to find binaries without path given.
Language default settings.


This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.


ircd(8), RFC2810, RFC2811, RFC2812, RFC2813.

The GNU General Public License.


Andriy Grytsenko. (1999-2017)

May 2022 foxeye 0.12.1