quassel(1) A modern, cross-platform and distributed IRC client.


quassel [OPTION]...


Starts an interactive session to add a new core user
-h, --help
Display this help and exit
-p, --port=PORT
The port quasselcore will listen at. Default is: 4242
-v, --version
Display version information
Enables debugging for bufferswitches
Starts an interactive session and switches your current storage backend to the new one. Attempts a merge if the new backend is uninitialized and the old backend supports migration. Otherwise prompts for new user credentials!
The address(es) quasselcore will listen on. Default is:,::
-l, --logfile=LOGFILE
Path to logfile
Load a custom application stylesheet
-c, --configdir=CONFIGDIR
Specify the directory holding configuration files, the SQlite database and the SSL certificate
Starts an interactive session to change the password of the user identified by username
Enables debugging for models
-n, --norestore
Don't restore last core's state
-d, --debug
Enable debug output
-L, --loglevel=LOGLEVEL
Loglevel Debug|Info|Warning|Error. Default is: Info


Quassel IRC is a modern, cross-platform, distributed IRC client, meaning that one (or multiple) client(s) can attach to and detach from a central core -- much like the popular combination of screen and a text-based IRC client such as WeeChat, but graphical. In addition to this uniqe feature, we aim to bring a pleasurable, comfortable chatting experience to all major platforms (including Linux®, Windows®, and MacOS X® as well as Qtopia-based cell phones and PDAs), making communication with your peers not only convenient, but also ubiquitous available.


This manual page was originally written by Thomas Mueller <[email protected]>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others). Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.