Basic IRC Commands

/HELP – shows general help or help on the given command.
/LIST – lists all current channels.
/JOIN – to join a channel
/PART – to leave a channel (same as LEAVE)
/QUIT – exits your IRC session, (same as BYE and EXIT)
/NICK – changes your nickname
/AWAY – leaves a message saying you’re away or not paying attention
/WHOIS – displays information about someone
/INVITE – ends an invitation to another user
/KICK – gets rid of someone on a channel
/TOPIC – changes the topic of the channel
/ME – sends anything about you to a channel or QUERY

IRC freenode Registration

Within IRC console, type command – “/msg NickServ REGISTER <password> <email-address>”

Confirm account registration using command sent in email within IRC console. Typically formatted as – “/msg NickServ VERIFY REGISTER <username> <variable>

Authenticate username within IRC console – “/msg NickServ IDENTIFY <password>”