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# [Irssi](https://irssi.org)
![Build Status](https://github.com/irssi/irssi/workflows/Check%20Irssi/badge.svg?branch=master)
Irssi is a modular text mode chat client. It comes with IRC support
built in, and there are third party
[ICB](https://github.com/jperkin/irssi-icb),
[SILC](http://www.silcnet.org/),
[XMPP](http://cybione.org/~irssi-xmpp/) (Jabber),
[PSYC](http://about.psyc.eu/Irssyc) and
[Quassel](https://github.com/phhusson/quassel-irssi) protocol modules
available.
![irssi](https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/5665186/32180643-cf127f60-bd92-11e7-8aa2-882313ce1d8e.png)
## [Download information](https://irssi.org/download/)
#### Development source installation
[Ninja](https://ninja-build.org/) 1.8 and [Meson](https://mesonbuild.com/) 0.53
```
git clone https://github.com/irssi/irssi
cd irssi
meson Build
ninja -C Build && sudo ninja -C Build install
```
#### Release source installation
* Download [release](https://github.com/irssi/irssi/releases)
* Verify signature
```
tar xJf irssi-*.tar.xz
cd irssi-*
meson Build
ninja -C Build && sudo ninja -C Build install
```
### Requirements
- [glib-2.32](https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/GLib) or greater
- [openssl](https://www.openssl.org/)
- [perl-5.6](https://www.perl.org/) or greater (for perl support)
- terminfo or ncurses (for text frontend)
#### See the [INSTALL](INSTALL) file for details
## [Documentation](https://irssi.org/documentation/)
* [New users guide](https://irssi.org/New-users/)
* [Questions and Answers](https://irssi.org/documentation/qna/)
* Check the built-in `/HELP`, it has all the details on command syntax
## [Themes](https://irssi-import.github.io/themes/)
## [Scripts](https://scripts.irssi.org/)
## [Modules](https://irssi.org/modules/)
## [Security information](https://irssi.org/security/)
Please report security issues to staff@irssi.org. Thanks!
## [Bugs](https://github.com/irssi/irssi/issues) / Suggestions / Contributing
Check the GitHub issues if it is already listed in there; if not, open
an issue on GitHub or send a mail to [staff@irssi.org](mailto:staff@irssi.org).
Irssi is always looking for developers. Feel free to submit patches through
GitHub pull requests.
You can also contact the Irssi developers in
[#irssi](https://irssi.org/support/irc/) on irc.libera.chat.