I’ve used it in the past and I will admit it’s not for everyone, but in terms of lightweight software, it’s hard to beat.
Unfortunately, today I seem to get snagged on the actual connection with chat servers.
Ordinarily I would blame myself for that, but I haven’t gotten to the configuration step yet, so I can’t have messed that up. 😕 There are a lot of missteps available to me though. I have learned that much over the years.
If I remember correctly, sending a message involved writing to a file nested in an ~/irc directory, and reading out the tail gave you incoming messages.
But it doesn’t look like this is going to work for me now. I’ll let it sit for a day or two and see if I can get something functional going, and maybe post a screenshot.
Otherwise, back to irssi. 😉
P.S., The good news is that I got it working later in the day. The bad news? It looks just like multitail. 🙄