irssi is an awesome command-line/terminal interface IRC client.

irssi Configuration

The configuration for irssi is store in ~/.irssi. It's a simple curly-brace formatted configuration file.

~ $ ls ~/.irssi
config default.theme

Running irssi

It is a simple enough task to run irssi however, you may want to run the application under screen so you can re-connect remotely.

~ $ irssi
~ $ screen
~ $ irss

Join Servers and Rooms

Once running, the task to join a server or specific room is easy enough.