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It's been awhile since I've used IRC and the last time I did was on a windows system with mIRC. I'm interested in finding a command line client that supports downloads and some degree of automation for those downloads. Any suggestions?

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For commandline IRC, the most popular or commonly-used one is probably irssi. It's very robust, very flexible, highly extensible with scripts and layout themes, very well-documented, and has a decent community of users and supporters.

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