IRC URI Scheme


Mutter IRC client recognises two URI schemes for IRC which are "IRC://" and "IRCS://" (for SSL connection).  These schemes allow hyperlinks of various forms using the following format:

 

IRC://<host>[:<port>]/[channel]

 

The URI scheme will instruct Mutter to connect to the specified host, port, and channel.  These can be used within Mutter itself, or from another application such as Safari.

 

Examples are shown below:

 

irc://irc.rizon.net

Connects to irc.rizon.net on the default port 6667.

 

irc://irc.freenode.net:6667/linux

Connects to irc.freenode.net on default port 6667 and joins the #linux channel.

 

ircs://irc.freenode.net:6697/linux

Connects to irc.freenode.net using SSL on port 6697 and joins the #linux channel.

 

ircs://irc.freenode.net:6697

Connects to irc.freenode.net using SSL on default port 6697.

 

If the port number is not specified, then Mutter will use port 6667 as the default for the IRC scheme and 6697 for the IRCS scheme.  In all cases the default identity in settings will be used when setting up the connection for the IRC URI.