Re: [dev] [sic] Specifying a channel

From: Anselm R Garbe <>
Date: Wed, 9 Dec 2009 07:07:55 +0000

2009/12/8 Frederik Caulier <>:
> Is there a way to make sic connect to a certain IRC channel by
> specifying it on the command line?
> Example:
> $ sic -h -c <#channel>
> Having such a functionality available would really make it easier to
> use sic in scripts or startup configurations.
> In my case I want to execute sic on startup in tmux or screen, but I
> always have to manually connect it to specific channels. Doing this
> once with a single sic session is no problem, but when you have to do
> this with five or six separate sessions each with another channel (as
> I use one sic per channel) on each startup this becomes quite annoying
> over time.

Create a fifo and write a shell script that loops over reading from
this fifo and pipes it into sic's stdin.

Something like

mkfifo channel_in

while cat channel_in
done | sic -h -n logger > channel_out.log

And then you send commands or input to sic like this:

echo :j #suckless > channel_in
echo Good morning suckless > channel_in

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