How to Use IRC Scripts


Scripts are very useful when chatting in IRC, but definitely not something that is common knowledge for beginners in IRC. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to use some basic IRC scripts in mIRC. This tutorial assumes that you already have the mIRC client installed.

Step # 1 – Opening the scripts menu

Go ahead and press “Alt+R” on your keyboard. This will open the scripts menu.

The scripts editor in mIRC

Step # 2 – Creating a script in the Alias tab

Click on the “Aliases” tab and try typing “/j /join $$1”. Saving this script will allow you to simply type “/j #channelname” into the IRC chat box to join that specific channel, as opposed to having to type “/join #channelname”. This only save 3 character strokes, but it is an example of what else you are able to do with Aliases.

Entering a script

Step # 3 – Other Commands

There are plenty of other commands that you can create, the site “http://www.ircbeginner.com/” is a great place to start learning IRC scripts. There are plenty of examples and details here. You now know some very basic steps to getting started with IRC scripts in mIRC.

Many scripts can be found on this website