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oper [<nick> [<password>]]


The OPER command is used to gain irc operator status on the current server, with the stipulation that the specified (or current) nickname and password match an O: line entry in the server's configuration. If a password is not specified, the client will prompt for one.


Unlike DEOP, the MODE command cannot be used to gain operator status.

Other Notes:

Specifying the password on the input line is not recommended, for many reasons, the most obvious being that anyone with a line of sight to your monitor can see what your password is. When the client prompts for a password, it does not display it as it is typed. Further, the client's command history may be written to a file, which would compromise the password if the history file is world-readable.

oper.txt · Last modified: 2006/08/29 16:08 by