In addition to the methods described on the previous pages you can also use
typed commands to join channels. To join a channel, type /join or /channel followed
by the channel name in the input field in the server message panel, the profile
list, or an existing channel panel. Snak supports many command shortcuts, so
you can also type /j instead of /join.
If the channel requires a password to enter, you will have to type in the command
"/join <channel> <password>" with a space between the channel
name and the password.
A channel name can only be one word. If you type more than one word Snak will
interpret it as a channel name and password. You can however join multiple channels
in one command if you separate the channels with a comma. There must be no spaces
in the list. For example:
will make you join those three channels.
If you know other IRC clients you may know that channel names always start with
a '#' character. In Snak you may omit that character, since the program is smart
enough to add it when necessary.
If you find yourself joining the same channels every time you log onto IRC, it
may save you some time to have Snak automatically join the channels when it connects.
There are several ways to automatically join channels in Snak.
Leave channel windows open:
Snak will remember what channel windows you had open when you quit the program.
When you launch it next time these windows will be re-opened, and when you open
the associated connection the program will join the channels again. You open
the connection with Cmd-O or by selecting the command in the File menu.
Specify a startup action:
Open the profile list (Cmd-K) and open the profile record. Then type /join
<channel name> (without the brackets) in the startup actions field. There
can only be one command per line, but the field can accept multiple lines. See
the chapter on IRC commands for more information
on how to give commands to the program.
When the connection goes online the program will execute the commands that
you have entered in the field and you will join the channel.