Updated: 03/06/2020 by Computer Hope
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An IRC (Internet Relay Chat) command that enables users to register a channel and always remain in control.

ChanServ examples

Below, is an example of how the ChanServ command may work on the IRC server. Note that not every IRC server uses the same software or settings, and this command may operate differently or not at all, depending on the server's configuration.

/msg chanserv help
/chanserv help

The commands above would execute display the help screen in the main server window in IRC displaying all the available commands ChanServ can do.

/msg chanserv register #channel password description

Above is an example of how you would register a channel with the IRC server. For this command to work, you must have already registered your nick with the nickserv command. In this example, replace "#channel" with the name of the channel you want to register (keep the #). Replace password with the password you want to use for the channel, and finally the description of the channel.

/msg chanserv access #channel add user level

Above is an example of how to set other users to different levels allowing other users to help control your channel. In the above example, replace "#channel" with the registered channel and "user" with the name of another user who's registered with nickserv. The final entry "level" is used to denote user level, with 10 being the highest and 0 being the lowest. Typing "/msg chanserv help access levels" displays a listing of the levels and what they mean.

/chanserv akick #computerhope add *!*@* Not allowed in chat

In the example above, this command would add an auto kick for users coming from with a message "Not allowed in chat."

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