sic is a simple irc client by suckless community, written in less than 250 lines of C code. it reads commands and messages from stdio and prints messages into stdout, making suitable for using in scripts, or where quick access to irc needed. sic doesn't support SSL/TLS natively


$ doas pkg_add sic


unlike most common clients, /commands doesn't work and they are used with :command for joining a channel :j #channel

for leaving a channel :l #channel

sending a message to nick :m nick message

setting target (default place which messages are sent to) :s #channel :s nick


$ sic -h -n ircuser