Install HexChat via PPA in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy

September 10, 2013

hexchat logoHexChat is an IRC client based on XChat, but unlike XChat it’s completely free for both Windows and Unix-like systems. HexChat was originally called XChat-WDK which in turn was a successor of freakschat.

Features:

  • Easy to use and customizable interface
  • Cross-platform on Windows and Unix-like OSes
  • Highly scriptable with Python and Perl
  • Translated in multiple languages
  • Fully open source and actively developed
  • Multi-network with auto-connect, join, and identify
  • Spellcheck, Proxies, SASL, DCC support and more

Here’s how to install HexChat via PPA in Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and their derivatives such as Linux Mint and Elementary OS.

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open temrinal. When it opens, run below commands to add the ppa:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/hexchat-stable

Then update system package lists and install the IRC Client:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install hexchat

Once installed, open hexchat from unity dash home.

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