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 +====Crash Course in irc with EPIC====
 +
 +You are using the EPIC irc client. ​ Assuming you have the correct help
 +files for your client, you are using version 4 of EPIC.  EPIC is a variant
 +of the ircII client that contains countless enhancements,​ while retaining
 +near full backward compatibility with ircII version 2.8.2.
 +
 +EPIC offers a staggering number of features, far too many to describe here.
 +Instead, this document will show you the basics you'll need to get started
 +with irc and with EPIC.
 +
 +All commands in EPIC are prefixed with a '/'​. ​ This is called the command
 +character, and is used to distinguish typed commands from messages intended
 +for a channel. ​ Here are some basic commands that you should become familiar
 +with.  In these examples, do not actually include the <> characters when you
 +enter the command.
 +
 +   /help <n> <​topic> ​  This is the single most important command available
 +                       in this client. ​ If you don't know what a command
 +                       does, chances are it is documented in the online
 +                       ​help. ​ When all else fails, look here.  The '​n'​ is
 +                       a section number, and '​topic'​ is the command to
 +                       get help on.  If you use /help by itself, a list
 +                       of sections is given.
 +
 +   /join <​channel> ​    This makes you join the specified channel. ​ For all
 +                       ​intents and purposes, channels always start with a
 +                       '#'​ character.
 +
 +   /part <​channel> ​    This makes you leave the specified channel.
 +
 +   /nick <new nick> ​   This lets you choose a new nickname. ​ You may use
 +                       any nickname you like, as long as someone else isn't
 +                       ​currently using it.
 +
 +   /msg <​someone> ​     This lets you send a private message to the specified
 +                       ​nickname.
 +
 +   /​server <​server> ​   This lets you switch to a new irc server.
 +
 +   /​whois <​someone> ​   This will give you some information about the given
 +                       ​nickname,​ such as the person'​s Internet address, the
 +                       ​channels and server s/he is on, etc.
 +
 +   /​names <​channel> ​   This shows you a list of everyone on the specified
 +                       ​channel. ​ You will automatically see a listing for
 +                       any channel you join.
 +
 +   /​list ​              This lets you list all the channels on your irc
 +                       ​network. ​ This may not be a good idea, because some
 +                       ​networks have several thousand channels.
 +
 +These commands should be sufficient to get you started. ​ If you want to learn
 +more about EPIC, reading the online help is a good way to start. ​ If you have
 +questions about irc in general, join one of the irc help channels and ask
 +someone. ​ On EFnet, the channel is #irchelp, on Undernet it's #wasteland, and
 +on DALnet it's #​dalnethelp.
  
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