znc - Man Page

An advanced IRC bouncer


znc --help
znc --version
znc --makepass
znc [-n] [-d datadir] [-D] [-f]
znc [-n] [-d datadir] [-D] [-f] --makeconf
znc [-n] [-d datadir] [-D] [-f] --makepem


znc is an IRC proxy. It runs as a daemon and connects to IRC server, then allows you to connect from a workstation and work as the user that is logged in to the IRC server. After you disconnect, it maintains the connection to the server. It acts like any normal IRC server, so you can use any IRC client to connect to it.


-h,  --help

Output a brief help message.

-v,  --version

Show the full version number.

-n,  --no-color

Don't use any color escape sequences.

-f,  --foreground

Don't fork the ZNC process into the background.

-D,  --debug

Print debug output to the console. Implies --foreground.

-d DATADIR, --datadir=DATADIR

Specify another datadir. This is where znc saves everything.

-c,  --makeconf

Interactively create a new configuration.

-s,  --makepass

Hash a password for use in znc.conf.

-p,  --makepem

Generate znc.pem. This is the server certificate znc uses. You need this for SSL.

-r,  --allow-root

Don't complain if ZNC is run with root privileges.


This section explains how znc reacts to different signals:


Exit ZNC. This is equivalent to /znc shutdown


Reload znc.conf. This is equivalent to /znc rehash. DO NOT do this very often, things can break badly!


Rewrite znc.conf. This is equivalent to /znc saveconfig



Static module data like webadmin skins


znc installs its modules to this directory.


These are the headers needed for compiling own modules.


This is the default datadir. The following paths assume that you use this. If you change this via --datadir then the following lines are relative to that dir.


This is the server certificate znc uses for listening on SSL ports. You can generate this via --makepem and you may replace this with your own certificate, if you want to.


If you compile your own modules, you can save them here.


This is the path to znc.conf. Use --makeconf for an easy way to generate it.


The data for every user is saved in this dir. USERNAME refers to the user name of that user.


This is where each module can save some stuff. This is mainly used for remembering module settings that are not part of znc.conf.


This is where global modules may save their settings.

See Also


Full documentation at: https://znc.in/


2010-05-10 ZNC