BitchX is an IRC client for Unixish systems, derived from ircII with influences from EPIC. It has built-in ANSI color support, not as pretty as Xchat but still easy to use; includes useful command aliases to reduce typing, notify, protection, bots, mass commands and channel tools, DCC and CDCC offering, and a link looker. It includes extended scripting capabilities, due to its large user base and lengthy development time. The included screen functionality allows to detach and reconnect to IRC sessions.
1.2.114 Nov 2014 20:05
This release has primarily focussed on fixing a lage number of bugs and
updating the code to suit a modern environment.
The formatting of /NAMES and /SCAN output has been substantially reworked.
The old /FSETs NAMES_BOTCOLOR, NAMES_FRIENDCOLOR, NAMES_NICKCOLOR,
NAMES_OPCOLOR, NAMES_SHITCOLOR and NAMES_VOICECOLOR have been replaced
with new /FSETs.
/SCAN now supports a new sort flag "-stat", which sorts the output by
channel status (chanops, then halfops, then voices, then the riff-raff).
New commands /HOP and /DEHOP have been added, to give and remove halfop
status (on servers that support it).
The scripting function ishalfop(