Question about IRC accounts

Phil Adams padamstx at
Fri Feb 12 14:19:54 EST 2010

Yes, I actually do want to change the alias that others see for me in
the IRC channel, so the "/nick" command is the one I want (I think).
I was just wondering if there was a way to have this automatically
done when I join the channel or connect to the IRC server.

On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 9:47 AM, Ethan Blanton <elb at> wrote:
> Phil Adams spake unto us the following wisdom:
>> I'm using pidgin v 2.6.5-1.fc12 on a Linux (Fedora 12, 64-bit) system.
>> For a specific IRC account, I find myself needing to execute a "/nick
>> <username>" command every time I join an IRC channel associated with a
>> specific account.   This is because I would like my visible username
>> in the IRC channel window to be something different (shorter) than the
>> userid I used to log into the IRC server.    Is there some way that I
>> can configure either my IRC account or perhaps the IRC channel (it's
>> defined in my buddy list) so that the desired username is set each
>> time I join the IRC channel without having to execute the "/nick"
>> command?
> This doesn't do what you think it does.  You are changing the nickname
> that *other* people see for you, as well as what you see for yourself.
> It sounds to me like you want to see something shorter on your own
> screen, presumably because you already know who you are.  To
> accomplish this, set an alias in the account preferences for your IRC
> account (Open the accounts dialog, select your IRC account, and press
> 'Modify'.)
> Ethan
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Phil Adams
Cedar Park, TX

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