ircd-ratbox(8) Advanced, stable and fast ircd


ircd-ratbox [-help | -version]
ircd-ratbox [-basedir BASEDIR] [-configfile CONFFILE] [-logfile LOGFILE] [-pidfile PIDFILE] [-foreground] [-conftest]



is the main ircd daemon responsible for running the IRC server. It delegates specific tasks to several other daemons: resolver, ssld, bandb.



Show summary of options.


Display version information.

-basedir BASEDIR

Before starting the server, enter BASEDIR directory (chdir).

-configfile CONFFILE

Set configuration file (defaults to /etc/ircd-ratbox/ircd.conf).

-logfile LOGFILE

Set main log path (defaults to /var/log/ircd-ratbox/ircd.log).

-pidfile PIDFILE

Set file used to store main daemon PID (defaults to /etc/ircd-ratbox/


Don't detach process in the background.


Check configuration and exit.


Marc `Duck` Dequènes <[email protected]>

Original author.


Copyright © 2011 Marc Dequènes (Duck)

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