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How to Use IRC :: Part 4


NOTE: The following directions are written for mIRC and Sysreset. It is suggested that you download one of those two programs.

Once you have entered a channel, you can either talk to people (typing in the box at the bottom of the channel window), PM [Private Message] people (double-click on a name from the list), or download files.

How to see the available files:
1) Into the channel window, type "!list" without the quotes. This will list all the people currently serving files (very often a long list). You can also use "@find" to find specific files; however, I suggested that you do NOT use "@find" as you may get kicked out of some rooms for using it.
2) After using "!list" servers will appear. For example, you might see this listed for me:

[Fserve Active] - Trigger:[/ctcp SailorJupi !Pictures] - Users:[0/5] - Sends:[0/1] - Queues:[0/100] - Message:[PGSM Pictures, calendar Scans, CD scans, PGSM Manga scans.] - SysReset 2.53

3) There are 3 different kinds of serves. The most common is an "fserve" which is what I have for the example.
4) To access a serve, you must type the trigger into the channel window. My trigger is "/ctcp SailorJupi !Pictures". So you would type that (without the quotes).

Using a Fserve to Get Files:
1) After typing the trigger, a new window will pop-up. This is the fserve.
2) To see all the files in the fserve, type "dir" (without quotes) into the fserve window.
3) To enter a folder (which is a name without an extention, such as "CAST"), type "cd folder_name", where folder_name is the name of the folder. To exit a folder type "cd.." (with two periods at the end)
4) To request a file (files have extentions, such as .jpg or .avi) type "get file_name.jpg", where file_name is the name of the file. Make sure to include the extention.
5) You will now receive a message that you have been queued. A queue is a waiting line. Your download may start immediately, or you may have to wait until the next send slot is available.
6) Whenever you are finished in an fserve, please type "quit" to exit the window. Otherwise, you will be spamming the owner with open windows.

Using XDCC to Get Files:
1) The next type of serve is an "XDCC" serve. An XDCC will look similar to this:

[XDCC active] You have access to the following pools: Files1, Files2. Use: /ctcp SailorJupi XDCC LIST < poolname > to list XDCC Files for one XDCC pool. - SysReset 2.53

2) To see files on the "Files1" list, you would type: "/ctcp SailorJupi XDCC LIST Files1" into the channel window.
3) A list of the available files will appear, along with another trigger. For example, the trigger "/ctcp SailorJupi XDCC GET Files #< pack number >" may appear. To get the file listed as #1, you would type: "/ctcp SailorJupi XDCC GET Files #1".

Using TDCC to Get Files:
1) The final type of serve is a "TDCC" serve. A TDCC will look similar to this:

[TDCC active]- Trigger:[/ctcp SailorJupi !PGSM] - Description:[PGSM Photo] - Size:[546.5kB] - Sends:[0/1] - Queues:[0/100] - Requests:[0] - SysReset 2.53

2) TDCC serves one file at a time. When you type the trigger, the file will be automatically sent.
3) To get the TDCC file, you would type: "/ctcp SailorJupi !PGSM" into the channel window.

Accepting Files:
1) Once you have requested a file, you will be queued. If there are no current sends for that server, than you will automatically be sent the file. If all the sends are full, you will remain in the queue.
2) When your file is sent, you will see a conformation window. It will say "mIRC Get" at the top. Make sure it is going into the correct folder and it is the file you requested. If so, press "Accept".
3) You are now getting the file. Remember, you must stay in the channel while getting a file, or your send will be stopped.

If you wish to share your files with others, you may move on to: Step 5: How to Serve Files.

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[How to Request Files] [How to Serve Files] [Useful Commands] [Important Terms]